Betsy Melton

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Assault is not a feeling. The Aziz Ansari story shows why language matters

After sharing my feelings on the Aziz Ansari story, I was told I don’t understand assault. I do<p>I am not an Aziz Ansari fan. I’ve never watched his standup, I’ve never watched Master of None, and – brace yourself – I have only seen a handful of episodes of Parks and Recreation. But on Sunday, while …

Feminism

All Of The Best Black Friday Deals, In One Exhaustive List

We know how overwhelming Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be. From crazy door busters to lightning deals and last-minute steals, it can be hard to know where you’re getting the most bang for your buck, especially on those holiday wish-list purchases like Xbox Ones, Fitbits, KitchenAid mixers and …

Shopping

What Makes Call-Out Culture So Toxic

Asam Ahmad<p>/ Mar 4, 2015<p>Call-out culture refers to the tendency among progressives, radicals, activists, and community organizers to publicly name …

11 Years Old, a Mom, and Pushed to Marry Her Rapist in Florida

When she was a scrawny 11-year-old, Sherry Johnson found out one day that she was about to be married to a 20-year-old member of her church who had raped her.<p>“It was forced on me,” she recalls. She had become pregnant, she says, and child welfare authorities were investigating — so her family and …

LGBTQI
Surveillance

Four federal judges issue orders blocking parts of Trump’s executive order on immigration

President Trump issued an executive order late Friday afternoon that, as the New York Times summarizes, “suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly …

Immigration

I Went Through America’s Extreme Vetting

I’m a Syrian refugee. Trust me, it’s plenty tough.<p>I’m a Syrian refugee living in the United States. My family, which fled to Turkey in 2011 as protests against the government grew, is Muslim. And on Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that would have made it difficult, if not impossible …

Immigration

Oh, Hello There, Angry Trump Fan in the Comments!

Hello! It’s good to see you again, Irate Trump Fan yelling at the “sheeple” in the comments of your ex-coworker’s or second cousin’s post about how …

Study: White people react to evidence of white privilege by claiming greater personal hardships

Researchers at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business have found that white people respond to evidence that they are privileged by their race by …

White Privilege

The Two Minutes It Takes To Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever

<i>Each week I share helpful ideas in my</i> <i>10 Ideas Worth Sharing</i> <i>newsletter.</i> <i>Sign up here</i> <i>to get next week’s ideas.</i><p>You’re busy, so I’ll keep this …

Creative Writing

Fairy Tale Socks pattern by Sini Huupponen

Published in<p>Craft<p>Knitting<p>Suggested yarn<p>Yarn weight<p>Aran (8 wpi)<p>Gauge<p>23 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches<p>Needle size<p>US 6 - 4.0 mm<p>Sizes available<p>Size: EU …

Odin's B-Log (28 COMMON RACIST ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS)

How To Mess Up Your Kids’ Understanding of Race

Since becoming a mom six years ago, I’ve noticed an increasingly popular trend among mommy circles, something that makes me really uncomfortable. Not …

Parenting

The Maddening Mixed Messages We Give Moms

I’m beginning to wonder how all mothers don’t go completely insane by the time their kids are grown.<p>I’m not referring to the mind-numbing effects of …

Parenting

I Totally Blew it Dorm Shopping with My College Freshman, and Here’s What I Wish I’d Known

Remember that nesting instinct that kicked into high gear when you were pregnant about 18 years ago? Decorating the nursery with a grandly …

10 Places To Eat in New Orleans Right Now

New Orleans' dining scene has always had an embarrassment of riches, but now more than ever, the options, especially places opened just this year, …

New Orleans

You Aren’t Always Entitled To Be Heard, Actually

We hear so much about privilege that just the word makes some people’s eyes glaze over. Some of us groan and think to ourselves how overhyped it is, …

Feminism

Da Vinci Cat Gloves pattern by Natalia Moreva

Craft<p>Knitting<p>Category<p>Suggested yarn<p>Yarn weight<p>Fingering (14 wpi)<p>Gauge<p>30 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches<br>in Stranded colorwork<p>Needle size<p>US 0 - 2.0 …

Poison Oak pattern by Natalia Moreva

Published in<p>Craft<p>Knitting<p>Published<p>June 2016<p>Yarn weight<p>Fingering (14 wpi)<p>Gauge<p>One pattern repeat is approx. 18 cm wide<p>Needle size<p>US 2½ - 3.0 mm<p>US 1½ - …

Helpful Resources to Share With High School Graduates

<b>Planning Your Career Path and Major:</b> Although seniors have likely contemplated their major or have a plan for entering the workforce, it never hurts …

College & University

Demonstration Garden

<b>Visit the Hill Country Master Gardener's Demonstration Garden at 3775 Highway 27 East next to the Kerr County Youth Event Center</b><p><b>American Beautyberry</b></i> …

Publisher Spotlight: A Strange Object

Sometimes it can feel like book publishers are all far, far away from us — in New York or San Francisco or perhaps even Minneapolis. But some are …

San Francisco

Frida's Flowers Blanket pattern by Jane Crowfoot

Jane has designed a new Crochet Along project in association with UK based yarn company Stylecraft. Following the phenomenal success of the Lily Pond …

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person

IT’S one of the things we are most afraid might happen to us. We go to great lengths to avoid it. And yet we do it all the same: We marry the wrong person.<p>Partly, it’s because we have a bewildering array of problems that emerge when we try to get close to others. We seem normal only to those who …

Consciousness

Dear creepy heterosexual men guarding our bathrooms,

This is a pass-through post I happened upon in my niece’s timeline on Facebook, which apparently has been removed for violating some policy or other …

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for <i>The Atlantic</i>, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all …

8 Countries Where $200K in Retirement Savings Will Last 30 Years

Retiring abroad certainly has its benefits, such as cheaper healthcare, a refreshing change of scenery and a lower cost of living. That last detail …

11 Tips on Writing from I'll Give You the Sun Author Jandy Nelson

<i>Jandy Nelson (</i>The Sky is Everywhere<i>,</i> I’ll Give You the Sun<i>) is a bestselling author of YA novels marked by the gorgeousness of their prose, the</i> …

Creative Writing