Stuck on Stupid

Internet comment boards, with all its nonsensical glamor, can be at times a microcosm of our society. Particularly, the comment sections of our world's most popular news and blog sites highlight how people are so grounded in their stances and opinions that facts and many various anecdotal experiences have no chance of… » 7/30/14 8:55pm Yesterday 8:55pm

No, Hollywood. Ignore Lucy. Please.

Lots of people are talking about how well Lucy did this past weekend, beating out all competition. And while normally I'd be excited to see a female-led film in the top spot (despite my rampant and deep-seated dislike for Scarlett Johansson), I want us all to pretend that Lucy never happened. » 7/28/14 2:44pm Monday 2:44pm

Tropes vs Women: "Ruby Sparks" As The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

You may have heard that Nathan Rabin, the writer who coined the term "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" and named the trope apologized last week for doing so, saying: » 7/22/14 11:02am 7/22/14 11:02am

One Kid, Three Biological Parents: A New Stage in IVF

The UK Department of Health has reviewed the three person IVF technique and roundly supported its use to prevent mitochondrial disease in newborn children. A number of details must be addressed prior to sending the plans to Parliament, but this is a huge step forward towards legalizing this promising form of IVF. … » 7/22/14 8:52am 7/22/14 8:52am

A Field Guide To Dying

Last night, I had another dream about death. That's not unusual; they usually come to me at least once or twice a week, but this one had the pleasure of being even more terrifying than usual. I was living in a house that was a strange mashup of both my apartment and my parents' house. My husband had divorced me, so I… » 7/21/14 8:05pm 7/21/14 8:05pm