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Alleged Stanford Rapist Says He ‘Wasn’t Trying To Rape,’ Media Focuses On How Much His Victim Drank

Alleged Stanford Rapist Says He 'Wasn't Trying To Rape,' Media Focuses On How Much His Victim Drank

Brock Allen Turner, the Stanford student whose been accused of raping an unconscious woman on campus says his ”intentions were not to try and rape a girl without her consent.” Too bad that sentence makes absolutely no difference whatsoever. It’s also too bad the media is already vilifying his victim for drinking too much. This is rape culture, folks. More »

9 Questions Your Kids Will Ask You About Your Period

9 Questions Your Kids Will Ask You About Your Period

Everyone knows that kids love to ask questions. They also pick up on a lot more than we give them credit for. I don’t make a habit of using the bathroom in front of my kids but over the last seven years of motherhood, we have had to use public stalls together numerous times and of course, they barge in on me at home whenever they see fit. That means that no matter how discreet I have been, they have seen some things and of course, they have asked some questions. More »

6 Things NBC’s Parenthood Taught Me About Being An Actual Parent

6 Things NBC's Parenthood Taught Me About Being An Actual Parent

The series finale of NBC’s Parenthood is tonight and I am already crying. For those of you who aren’t obsessed, Parenthood is a drama series that chronicles the lives of the Braverman family, which consists of Mr. and Mrs. Braverman, their 4 adult children, their spouses/significant others, and all of their kids, so there are plenty of story lines to follow and never a dull moment. I started watching it on Netflix when my first was a newborn during those seemingly endless days of feedings and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. More »

The 11 Most Ridiculous Overreactions To The All-Female Ghostbusters Cast

The 11 Most Ridiculous Overreactions To The All-Female Ghostbusters Cast

The original Ghostbusters movies were classics, The Real Ghostbusters cartoon was a work of art, and my love of those properties just means I’m really excited about the news of a new Ghostbusters movie starring Leslie JonesKate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy. Not everyone is so excited, though. A bunch of dudes on Twitter are very upset that their childhoods are being brutalized by a bunch of jack-booted feminazis going around sticking women in places they don’t belong, like sports locker rooms and ghost comedies.
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66 Unvaxxed California Students Told To ‘Stay Home’ Over Measles Scare, Better Late Than Never

66 Unvaxxed California Students Told To 'Stay Home' Over Measles Scare, Better Late Than Never

The Desert Sands Unified School District released 66 students who haven’t received the full immunization for measles from Palm Desert High School yesterday. The students are being asked to stay home until the incubation period for contagion is complete. All over these news stories, there are still people spouting the importance of “personal decision,” and saying they think the district has overstepped its bounds. Shut up. More »