There is No Plan For Opening Schools. Parents Must Fend For Themselves.

With the new school year right around the corner, it’s time to accept that the leadership parents were waiting on to execute a safe plan for the fall semester isn’t coming. Parents must fend for themselves.

“Under no circumstances take medical advice from Donald Trump or Betsy DeVos, especially when it comes to the health of your children,” said National Education Association president, Lily Eskelsen Garcia.

Tools of the Patriarchy: Diet Culture and How We All Perpetuate the Stigma

Diet culture is a patriarchal tool.

Diet culture forces individuals, notably women, to center their lives around their physical appearance. It additionally promotes an unachievable physical appearance while offering a vast array of products—paradoxically advertising that one can achieve the unachievable.

But having conversations about our bodies in healthy, productive ways—not critical, accusatory ways—is the only way that we can end diet culture once and for all.

It’s Time to Require Masks

The coronavirus is raging across America like a wildfire, and we need a more consistent approach to mask-wearing to stand a chance at putting the fire out. Since some will not wear a mask on their own, we owe it to our essential workers—and everyone else—to require it.

It’s past time for CDC Director Robert Redfield to work up the nerve to deliver on his mission by requiring everyone to, in the words of Senator Marco Rubio, “Just wear a damn mask.”