Occupy V-Day: The Greatest Love Of All

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This is part of the OccupyVDay movement, sponsored by Samhita Mukhopadhyay. I found out about it via¬†Jennifer Pozner and didn’t think I would, but Ms. Houston inspired this. Rest in peace. Until a few years ago, Valentine’s Day worsened everything I knew about love. My first crush was this girl named Barbara in the second grade. Whether it was her …


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I read a story today by Kathy Dobie for GQ about the 11-year-old girl who was raped by 19 or so men ranging from ages 16 to 27 in Cleveland, TX. The crime as an isolated incident? Heinous, and as an isolated incident reeks of the sexism some of us have numbed ourselves to over the last few decades. As …

Stereotypical Cartoon from the 1900's about Women's Suffrage

Ada Lovelace and Why Well-Behaved Women Never Make It In My Circle

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In the early 1800s, a woman by the name of Augusta Ada King, countess of Lovelace (commonly known as Ada Lovelace), wrote a “program” for Charles Babbage that would work for a “computer” that he hadn’t even created yet. She’s widely credited as the first computer programmer, and even had the first major computer named after her. Yet, there’s still …

Ladies Need Love, Too


Mike Jackson once dedicated himself to a lady in his life.I’d like to extend a similar offer. Today, after a little contemplation in school, I realized how blessed I am to have the women in my life, and how they set a precedent for not only how I interact with women who are complete strangers, but how I’d like to …