What do Feminist Candles Smell Like?

By Kelcie McKenney

Sometimes passion is all you need to build something amazing.

On behalf of Catcall, I’m excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Crumble Co., a anti-suicide, pro-joy candle/wax melt company, to make a line of Feminist wax melts.

Founder Brandon Love and I met when I interviewed him for a story for The Pitch (my amazing full-time job where I serve as Digital Editor for KC’s local alternative magazine). His story is one filled with ups and downs; when a bad breakup left him depressed, instead of ending his life he turned his energy towards making a company that helps bring joy. Crumble Co. also has a Facebook support group–Facebook’s largest 24/7 support group for mental health–called Crumble Family, where 20,000 members can share experiences and compassion involving their own mental health.

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The Fork in the #MeToo Road

By Heather McNamara

If you’ve been paying attention to the backlash after the story on Babe.net wherein a woman named Grace describes a very unsettling date with Aziz Ansari, your feelings on the #MeToo movement may recently have muddied a bit.

The original article is difficult to read. Grace met Aziz, gave him her number, agreed to a date, and ended up at his apartment. He made some pretty bold moves, grabbing her hand and putting it on his genitals and sticking his fingers in her mouth over and over. She never said no, but she did move away and ask him to slow down. She said “next time.” But he kept pushing and eventually, she relented. Grace never called what happened “rape” but she made it pretty clear that Ansari’s advances were unwelcome.

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The Evil We Can’t See

By Kylie Kinsella

You can’t believe that this could happen.
You can’t believe it’s been going on for so long.
You can’t believe the evil lurking behind the silver screen.
You’re disgusted and shocked and telling everyone you’re appalled.

But I recall a time when you didn’t believe the ones you claimed to know,
to trust,
to love.
You didn’t believe that this happened.
You didn’t believe they’d been doing it for so long.
You didn’t believe the evil lurking in your circle.
Maybe you forgot, but I assure you
we remember.

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