Ask UfYH: Don’t Give Me This Whole “Men Don’t See the Mess” Bullshit

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[Original publication date: Jan. 2, 2014] Q: My boyfriend and I just moved in together, and although we agreed on splitting the chores, I’m doing most of the cleaning. My boyfriend says it’s because men just don’t see dirt and messes like women do.  A: Oh, sweetie, your boyfriend’s full of shit.

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When Roombas Attack

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[Original publication date: June 17, 2011] Let me say, first off, that I love my Roomba. In this scenario, the Roomba was only doing its job, and doing it to the best of its ability. Unfortunately…

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I Will Not Follow the Herd

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[Original publication date: April 29. 2014] I wish I had educated myself more before my first daughter was born. I can never undo my choices, and I will forever worry about the unnecessary danger I put her in, all the chemical exposure, the potentially life-threatening risks I put her through.

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Micro-aggressions, Cat-calling, and Triggers, Oh My! A Record of Harassment

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[Original publication date: May 16, 2011] (Trigger warnings:  offensive images, talk of sexual assault, sexually aggressive language) Last week, Olivia wrote about the anger around the cat-call, saying, “Sometimes I feel like I have molten lava boiling right underneath the surface of my skin. It’s been building, and waiting, and accumulating all things toxic.”

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Weekly Anime Review

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I dropped Re: Hamatora this week because I don’t like where it is going that much. For the rest, threads are picking up. Argevollen succeeded in having the worst and best animations of its season in a single episode. Mahouka shows that kids can easily be bullies to adults. Captain Earth has people doing stupid things. Adnoah Zero has a … Read More

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The Science of Race: Is it Genetic or a Social Construct?

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[Original publication date: Nov. 16, 2011] In response to my Ask a Nerd post, Lucia asked: I have a science question that is very unpopular.  I do not mean to be offensive, I really do want a good scientific answer to understand these ideas.  So, here goes”: Is there a genetic basis for racial differences? 

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“Female” is an Adjective: You Got Your Grammar in My Feminism!

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[Original publication date: Oct. 21, 2011] First things first. Yes, I know “female” is also a noun. It’s not necessary to bust out the Merriam-Webster to prove me wrong. I have a few editions of my own. But all technicalities aside, language is a living, ever-changing entity, and how we choose to use words is important. They have meaning beyond … Read More

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Racism And White Feminists: 3 Ways To Be An Ally

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[Original publication date: Dec. 19, 2013] I’ve been a teaching assistant for about a year and a half now, and a mentor through the women’s studies major a year prior to that. I have interacted with several students ranging from different backgrounds, cultures, experiences and opinions. But none have been quite as special as my white female feminist students.

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