This Week in Misogyny: Bad News and Terrible People

There was so much terribleness this week that y’all get a double dose of This Week in Misogyny! First up, we find out the latest news about the students who were kidnapped by extremists in Nigeria, wonder what the hell L’Oreal was thinking, and shake our fists at terrible people and gender essentialism. There’s a little bit of good news at the end, though! And some levity courtesy of John Oliver. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: Bad News and Terrible People

How Do You Decide To Give a Date a Second Chance?

It’s a date for dinner, not a commitment for life! That was my mom’s mantra when my sister and I were dating, to encourage us to date people that we might not otherwise.  She also used it when we were asked out on second dates by guys that we felt kind of lukewarm about.  In general I think that’s good advice, especially for people who are reluctant to date because they might not like the other person.  But what if you just feel like something is off? How do you know when to trust your instincts or when you should give someone a second chance? Read More How Do You Decide To Give a Date a Second Chance?