• Brittany Leitner on Love Hurts

    Why Girls Who Say ‘I Want What I Can’t Have’ Are The Most Afraid Of Love

    Why Girls Who Say ‘I Want What I Can’t Have’ Are The Most Afraid Of Love

    I get it; relationship failure gets redundant. They say if you get knocked down seven times, stand up eight. But for some reason, pursuing something with a head-strong attitude feels so much easier when we’re talking about jobs, or financial goals. When it comes to love, it’s personal. Or at least, it always feels that way. […]
  • Brittany Leitner in Women

    Everything You Need To Know About WITCH, The Ultimate Feminist Action Group

    Everything You Need To Know About WITCH, The Ultimate Feminist Action Group

    Maybe witches always knew something we didn’t. They were certainly ahead of the all black everything trend. And, tbh, at the core of the criticism of the Salem witch trials was the idea that religious rebellion should be free from government persecution. This is, ahem, an issue we still struggle with today. But truly, at the […]
  • Brittany Leitner in Politics

    How To Argue With Your HS Friends About Politics Without Hating Each Other

    How To Argue With Your HS Friends About Politics Without Hating Each Other

    I have a love-hate relationship with Texas. When I see Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings handing out flowers to detained immigrants and offering a personal apology, my heart beams with pride. Moments ago, @JudgeClayJ and I greeted travelers who were detained at @DFWAirport since yesterday. We are very sorry. pic.twitter.com/BHFkpFwNzI — Mayor Mike Rawlings (@Mike_Rawlings) January 29, […]
  • Brittany Leitner on Mental Health

    Model Hanne Gaby Odiele Discusses ‘Traumatic’ Surgery Intersex People Endure

    Model Hanne Gaby Odiele Discusses ‘Traumatic’ Surgery Intersex People Endure

    At age 18, model Hanne Gaby Odiele – now 28 – was discovered at a Belgium music festival. Just eight years before that, she had her testes removed after doctors fed her parents misinformation. Odiele, who has walked the runway for designers like Marc Jacobs, Rodarte and Thakoon, identifies as intersex, meaning she was born with XY […]
  • Brittany Leitner in Dating

    30 Reasons Feminists Make The Best Boyfriends

    30 Reasons Feminists Make The Best Boyfriends

    Psychologists tell us we repeat cycles. The familiar, no matter how cruel it may be, is always craved. It brings about comfort and reassurance, and so many people spend years trying to break bad habits, if they ever make it there at all. If you’ve only ever dated one type of person, breaking the cycle […]
  • Brittany Leitner in Politics

    Women Are Using #MuteMonday To Unfollow Trump And Follow A Change Maker

    Women Are Using #MuteMonday To Unfollow Trump And Follow A Change Maker

    I was shocked to see Donald Trump pop up on my newsfeed in the form of anything other than a retweet from someone I follow. It seems taking over the @POTUS Twitter handle is the final straw that secures we are officially living in an alternate reality. There’s no denying it anymore: Trump is president. […]
  • Brittany Leitner in Women

    Everything You Need To Know Before Heading To The Women’s March

    Everything You Need To Know Before Heading To The Women’s March

    The national Women’s March on DC will take place tomorrow at 10 am. Hundreds of sister marches around the world have been scheduled as well. The event is an open call for men, women and allies to join together and tell Donald Trump we will not back down when it comes to women’s rights. The […]
  • Brittany Leitner in Politics

    An Ode To New York City, On Inauguration Day

    An Ode To New York City, On Inauguration Day

    I’ll never forget what it felt like to come to work on November 9. When I woke up that morning, I had a familiar feeling. It was powerful enough to remember, even though I had only experienced it once before. When a close member of my family had passed away, I remember waking up days […]
  • Brittany Leitner in Celebrity

    Jemima Kirke Discusses The ‘Guilt’ She Felt At Becoming A Young Mother At 25

    Jemima Kirke Discusses The ‘Guilt’ She Felt At Becoming A Young Mother At 25

    Women are expected to stay on-script. In the early 1900s, gaslighting was a common way of forcing women to believe their feelings were invalid. As recently as the 1950s, women were regularly given electro-shock therapy to combat for women who appeared to be “neurotic” after giving birth. It wasn’t until celebrities like Brooke Shields and Lisa Rinna […]
  • Brittany Leitner in Politics

    Does Pro-Life Feminism Have A Place At The Women’s March On Washington?

    Does Pro-Life Feminism Have A Place At The Women’s March On Washington?

    It’s 2017, and people are still afraid to call themselves feminists. The basic speech (and widespread view) I recite when I sense anyone is apprehensive about the label is simply this: Feminists believe men and women should have equal rights. But it appears feminism is so much more complex than that. This has been made clear in […]
  • Brittany Leitner on Police Brutality

    Your Heartbeat Can Actually Tell You How Racist You Are

    Your Heartbeat Can Actually Tell You How Racist You Are

    For anyone who claims they “don’t see color” (Why is it usually only white people who say this?), new research shows the timing of your heartbeat can actually increase predisposed racial bias. Meaning, yes, your heartbeat is actually making you more racist. The Proof: Research conducted by Royal Holloway, University of London and Brighton and Sussex […]
  • Brittany Leitner in Dating

    6 Embarrassing Things Guys Wear That Women Secretly Love Anyway

    6 Embarrassing Things Guys Wear That Women Secretly Love Anyway

    Ahh, men. I want to say something about how we can’t live with them and can’t live without them, but it’s 2017 and I’m officially retiring all dating cliches that pre-date 2009. Women are known to be a bit judgmental about what their partners wear. Traditional family-inclusive sitcom banter loves parading women as the intelligent one […]