“Men, what’s something you wished your girl did more in Bed?”. The title was from one of those lazy and trendy videos that compile answers from Reddit. Usually, I roll my eyes at YouTube and give these recommendations a pass, but I was feeling curious that night and clicked on the title, even though it sounded voyeuristic and silly.

Reddit is hardly the best place to expand your sexual education, so I was not expecting a very informative video; I could already imagine the obscenity of the answers, most probably typed out by horny teenage boys or resentful middle-aged dudes…


“The blood and the urine tests showed nothing, so you’re good!”. These were my doctor’s words to me after half of a year waiting for a reply about my samples that she suggested to trace symptoms of depression. And that was the end of the conversation as far as she was concerned.

I froze. She acted as her statement should bring me relief. It didn’t, because the consequence of my samples being normal was that I had no direction to go. That “nothing” could only signify that my mind was playing tricks on my body and all the pain that…


“If you don’t talk about political issues, it’s because you’re privileged!”

I’ve seen this sentence splashed on social media for some years now, especially whenever some catastrophic events hit the news agenda. For the most part, this declaration — which has now become a full slogan — is replicated by good intended people who are simply expressing their frustration at someone else’s lack of interest in a thought-provoking issue. And it makes sense: in an era where everyone is constantly being bombarded with information about everybody at all times of the day, ignoring certain hot topics is not only naïve…


“I don’t need your catcalling” or “Cool story bro, now shut up” are two sentences I should have stamped on all of my t-shirts by now, if anything just to break the monotony of typical slogans we’ve all seen on clothing, like “Keep Calm”, “Alabama 1896” or “I Hate Mondays”. Perhaps, only then, in a very literal way (and with bright, noisy colors) could I make it clear that I do not need what some people call public compliments — a.k.a. street harassment.

Adjusting our style to certain contexts is something natural, a dynamic that we all adopt unconsciously or…

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