Don’t Normalize, And Other Ways To Stay Strong In Trump’s America

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By De Elizabeth

It’s been almost a full week since Election Day, and it’s safe to say that we are still collectively grieving. The emotions that many of us have experienced in just a week’s time have been the truest definition of a roller coaster. Personally speaking, I’ve been heartbroken, enraged, horrified, scared, worried, anxious, angry, furious, devastated, empowered, helpless, thoughtful, thoughtless – there and back again – in just six days. It is not linear; it is an up-and-down graph of feelings. It is, in a word, mourning. Continue reading

What Now? 5 Concrete Things You Can Do In The Wake of the 2016 Election

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By Jessica Barbara

I am devastated by the election results and have been wallowing for two days feeling helpless.  However, because of my immense privilege, a Trump presidency with a Republican Congress and the possibility of pro-life religious right Supreme Court judges won’t have the potential to affect me as drastically as it might for so many other people who don’t have my privileges (race, class, geography, gender identity, education, etc.). Continue reading

15 Times The Internet Had The Last Laugh During the 2016 Election

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By De Elizabeth

You guys, we did it. We got to November 8. The countdown is officially over; today is the day. In honor of our survival, and in anticipation of what is bound to be an anxiety-filled day, we are taking a minute to laugh. Remember when all we could do, amid the chaos and insanity that was the 2016 election, was just laugh? If it weren’t for the Internet, we probably would have lost our goddamn minds throughout the past few months. In honor of our survival, we’re rounding up the 15 funniest things that happened online throughout the election season. And after you’re done reading and laughing, GO OUT AND VOTE.  Continue reading

Reclaiming The Locker Room

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By Jillian Stacia

I spend a lot of time talking about women. Particularly, how women are undervalued and limited in our current society. I look at Hillary Clinton, and I see myself. I see my sisters and my mother and my friends. I see a game that is rigged. I see rules that cannot be met. I see unfair standards and biased accounts and sexist undertones.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: society needs to do a better job of taking care of its women. Young girls are watching, and they deserve better. But recently, I’ve been reminded of how society also needs to do a better job at taking care of its men. Because young boys are watching, too. Continue reading

A Friendly Reminder That We Are Going To Survive This Election

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By Jillian Stacia

I set out to write a debate recap, but I couldn’t bring myself to find the words. I don’t want to relive, or rehash, or recount that ridiculous, nausea inducing debate. I don’t think anyone does. If you do, there are many, many, many articles out there that can help you out.

I don’t want to talk about last night, because frankly, I’m worn out. The past few days- hell the past year- has been emotionally and physically draining. This election has sickened me. It is poisonous. It is frustrating. It is abrasive. It is too much. Continue reading

The Crossroads of History: How Trump is Turning America Into a Cautionary Tale

By De and Kate

Trigger Warning: This post contains discussion of sexual assault and abuse.

If you have an Internet connection and/or a television, you have already heard the tapes of Donald Trump, Republican Nominee for President of the United States, brag about sexually assaulting women. In fact, you’ve probably heard it dozens of times by now.  Continue reading

This Is The Real Question of the 2016 Election

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By Jillian Stacia

It happened for the first time in 2000, when I was in the fifth grade. I took out my favorite purple gel pen and checked the box for Al Gore, proudly casting my vote in our mock elementary school election. I had a small smile on my face when I walked back to my seat, knowing that I had done my part to help elect the next president of the United States. When they announced George W. Bush as the winner that very same afternoon, I was heartbroken. And when the chorus of cheers erupted around me, I was thoroughly confused. Why did all my friends pick someone else? Did my parents know about this Bush guy? Continue reading

Trump’s Comments On Sexual Assault in the Military Are Not Only Wrong – They’re Dangerous

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By Jillian Stacia

During Wednesday’s Commander-in-Chief Forum, Donald Trump did a great job of reminding America why he is the most anti-women candidate in the history of United States politics. In addition to his previous comments about women in the workplace, women’s appearances, and threatening to punish women who get abortions, Trump has now defended his claim that military sexual assault is the result of women being allowed to serve.  Continue reading