• Brittany Leitner in Women

    8 Women Share The Everyday Sexist Situations They Deal With In The Workplace

    8 Women Share The Everyday Sexist Situations They Deal With In The Workplace

    I’m prepared for internet trolls to be against this one. It’s definitely easier to make excuses for a problem, or delegitimize it, instead of choosing to tackle it head on. If I were to share a story about women who’ve received large settlements for sexual harassment cases, I bet there’d be the “she just wanted the […]
  • Brittany Leitner in Politics

    #ShePersisted Is The New #NastyWoman After Senate Shuts Down Elizabeth Warren

    #ShePersisted Is The New #NastyWoman After Senate Shuts Down Elizabeth Warren

    Last night, Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced on the senate floor during a cabinet debate regarding Senator Jeff Sessions, after she chose to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King, regarding the Alabama senator. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped Warren from reading the letter after accusing her of impugning the character of Senator Sessions. […]
  • Brittany Leitner in Celebrity

    Scarlett Johansson Doesn’t Understand Women Who Think They’re Equal To Men

    Scarlett Johansson Doesn’t Understand Women Who Think They’re Equal To Men

    We all saw the statuses that popped up from the deepest, forgotten corners of our Facebook feeds after the national Women’s March was over in January. Women were sharing articles saying things like, “feminists are too ‘out there,'” or, “feminists need to stop complaining and hating men.” And then there was my personal favorite, “Why are […]
  • 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 […]