Stigma

The ones who sneer, judge, and make ignorant comments (or worse) — they’re the weak ones. Not you.

I'm Coming Out: A Paranoid Schizophrenic Talks About Stigma

I made the decision to come out of the mental illness closet and face the world without fear or shame. My son will grow up in a house that doesn’t Read...
Kevin Nordstrom    |   03.10.16   |   SHARE
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Colorful pills spilling out of a bottle.

I Fought My Meds But My Meds Won

When we make medications seem like a failure rather than a simple necessity, we make the people who take them feel like failures, too. Read...
Sam Dylan Finch   |   12.17.15   |   SHARE
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Don't Judge My Anorexia

Anorexia is not what you think. Warning: Triggering pictures included. Read...
Anonymous    |   02.23.15   |   SHARE
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Bob Barker Gave Me These Freckles: Suicide In A Patriarchal Society

Suicide is a calculated escape from desperation—it is also a paralytic of the patriarchy, used to thin the herd of potential disruptors. Read...
Jetta Rae    |   02.6.15   |   SHARE
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Meet Sappho, The Bisexual Poet Way Ahead Of Her Time  

The bisexual stigma is rough—take it from a woman who lived in 600 BCE. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   09.24.14   |   SHARE
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The Ebola Outbreak: Coming to a Town Near You

The virus creates new horrors by the day in Africa. The wily nature of the disease, together with various social barriers creates the perfect storm. Read...
Jane Jones   |   07.30.14   |   SHARE

Rejoice Male Brethren! The Autoblow 2 is Ready for Pre-Order

Women use vibrators and dildos like the great sex-pocalyspe is coming. Men deserve a BJ stimulator, damnit. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   06.17.14   |   SHARE
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Of Dildos and Degrees: Why College-Educated Women are Turning to Sex Work

More students are using sex work to pay for their education than ever before. Is the stigma surrounding this decision deserved? Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   06.13.14   |   SHARE
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