Biking Eurasia: Halfway to Shanghai

Bicyclist Ryan Sclar is more than halfway to accomplishing his long distance goal of biking across the entire landmass of Eurasia. His last check in was yesterday from the country of Kyrgyzstan. Sclar hopes to reach the Pacific coast in Shaghai by September, 2014, at which point I predict he'll take a very long nap. » 5/27/14 10:00pm 5/27/14 10:00pm

Censored on Jezebel: The Vicious Harassment of Women Online

On the weekend of May 10th, 2014, I posted an article to Jezebel's Powder Room interviewing a Russian woman who was the victim of sexual violence while traveling through Iran and Pakistan. It was immediately attacked by a widespread hate campaign that spread across Kinja and Twitter, and included a petition boasted by… » 5/21/14 1:00am 5/21/14 1:00am

Uttar Pradesh - Big Sausage Fest

I came to Lucknow, the capital city of India's Uttar Pradesh region, in hopes of talking to women about rape culture. Uttar Pradesh has been in the spotlight of Western media due to widespread reports of sexual assaults. I hoped to interview women and to give them a voice, but I ran into an interesting problem: » 3/10/14 11:34am 3/10/14 11:34am