About xoJane

xoJane.com, Jane Pratt's lifestyle site for women, is not about changing yourself to fit any mold of what others think you should be. It is about celebrating who you are. Like Sassy and Jane before it, xoJane.com is written by a group of women (and some token males) with strong voices, identities and opinions, many in direct opposition to each other, who are living what they are writing about.

I Saved a Man’s Life, and You Could Too

Jaciel and I during our first meeting in Miami.

When Victoria Namkung signed up for the donor registry, she never really thought she’d be the person to save a man’s life. But she did.

‘Homeland’ Challenges Stereotypes About Hot Guys and Fat Women

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Lesley Kinzel wants to talk about the sex between Peter Quinn and the fat girl on Homeland, and why it makes people uncomfortable.

What Happens When a Guy in His Twenties Dates a Woman In Her Forties?

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Christina Fitzgerald on why age difference can actually make a relationship work better.

Batman is Totally Overrated

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Why isn’t the rest of the world tired of this guy who should go to therapy instead of crouching on rooftops and brooding in shadows?

My Life as a Reluctant Loan Shark

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It may have been legal, but it clearly wasn’t right.

How One Amazing Doctor (Who Didn’t Fat-Shame Me) Changed Everything

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OR: A brief history of why I hated doctors for so long, and why I finally stopped.

It Happened To Me: I Was “Manorexic”

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Billy Procida comes clean about his battles with an eating disorder, and shares how difficult it was to seek help as a man dealing with anorexia.

Nice Going, SCOTUS: Emboldened Religious Organizations Now Asking For Permission To Discriminate Against LGBTQ Employees and Students

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The United States, where church and state are supposedly separate, is codifying discrimination on the part of Christian-owned and run entities, and thus far, we haven’t seen any high-profile denials of requests for religious exemptions.

My Son Wears Dresses And That’s Ok With Me

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“Maybe it’s a stage. And maybe it’s not. But either way, I don’t want him to ever feel like he wasn’t able to express himself because his parents didn’t support him.”

Not a Robot: Confessions of a Man Who Cries

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Allan Mott is a big crybaby. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.

I Fell In Love With A Junkie

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“He held my face to his and told me: ‘I have a history of heroin use, but I’m clean, and I’ve been tested. Are you sure you want to do this?'”

Leave Me Alone, I’m Not Lonely

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People seem to automatically assume that being alone is the same thing as being lonely. For Allan Mott, this simply isn’t true.

Why I’m Very Nice To My Ex-Husband’s New Wife

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Tara Ellison says that having a child in the divorce equation makes the obligation to keep things amicable stronger.

What I Learned From Working Graveyard Shift in a Sex Shop

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Allan Mott quickly discovered that the average middle-of-the-night customer at a sex shop isn’t a creep, but just a normal lonely guy.

Dealing With My Ex-Boyfriend’s Eating Disorder

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An anonymous contributor shares her story of dealing with her ex-boyfriend’s eating disorder, and demonstrates the importance of the need to address such diseases.

How To Not Be A Jerk To A Mixed Race Family

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Taryn Charles gives the five steps in avoiding racism when addressing mixed families.