Crystal Lasky Robinson Author

Crystal is a questioner of many things and a writer of essays and fiction. She loves ballet and opera almost as much as football.

From the MRA Evidence Archives: The Journal of a Normal, Average Feminist

Awoke and whispered to my boobs, Bea Arthur and Jackie O, “It’s Tuesday. You know what that means, ladies? Time to oppress some dudes.”...

Is Chivalry Dead? If it is, Good Riddance

The idea that (certain) men are noble protectors comes from the eras of rigid hierarchy. From the Middle Ages to the Victorian era and later, being a woman, a child, or poor meant...

Alternatives to your racist sportsball mascot

It can be hard to let go of something that has always been there as a rallying symbol. But once fellow fans say that your symbol makes them distant and distrustful of you, it’s...

Masculine scented candles ranked by manliness

Your cherry blossom diffuser and sugar cookie scented candle will confuse any woman into thinking another female has strategically scent marked the place. ...

So you’ve decided to eat more vegetables

You’ve made the first step to “get healthy.” Awwww, yeah. You bought, like, seven things of salad mix and ten pounds of apples and… And you end up with nine pounds of...

An incomplete guide for groceries you can’t find

Every once in a while, you find a hapless, bewildered person wandering through the grocery store. Perhaps that person is you. You’ve been sent out to pick up something unusual...

How to pretend you belong in the corporate world

The corporate world is like high school all over again with strange cliques and reputation on the line....

Remembering the real Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Too often, those satisfied with the status quo use Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory to silence people. He’s become a symbol of peace and moderation, a reminder to be nice...

It’s okay to hate these classic novels

There are millions of books out there, and you're allowed to hate some of them, even if they are "ground breaking." You can even be glad you read them and still hate them....

The guide to playing video games with your partner

If it feels like you only have one chance to get your S.O.’s introduction to video games right, your gut may be correct....

The manly excuses that endanger your health

In a 2014 survey by the CDC, men were half as likely to go to a doctor than women over a two-year period. ...

Reasons to exercise besides weight loss

There are so many reasons to exercise than maintaining a certain body type. Its benefits to your health and wellbeing are proven, and the workouts you chose don’t have to be...

The implications of Trump’s call with Taiwan

In case you’ve been blissfully living under a rock, it’s been all over the news that Trump and Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wei, spoke on the phone and some people are...

How to pace your drinking and still have a good time

This guide will provide some tips to pace your drinking, so you can stay in the jolly zone without slipping into the embarrassing, sloppy zone. ...

Real talk about identity politics

This piece is a quick and dirty run down of what identity politics is and what it’s about....