Topic: Cat Marnell

What’s A Good Reason To Quit Your Job?

What's A Good Reason To Quit Your Job?

Infamous “beauty and health critic” Cat Marnell quit her post at xoJane this week to pursue “[being] on the rooftop of Le Bain looking for shooting stars and smoking angel dust with my friends” (also a book deal). Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff acknowledge the romantic sentiment but question the whole quitting/PCP aspect. So, is this a particularly bad reason to quit your job? Or… are all of them bad? Also, when did PCP become a party drug? These, and other serious questions ahead. More »

Cat Marnell & The Glamorization Of Drug Addiction

Cat Marnell & The Glamorization Of Drug Addiction

Polarizing xoJane staffer Cat Marnellshe of the horrible birth control advice–has decided to get help for her addictions. Great! Coincidentally, she’s just been profiled by New York. Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff have had lots of criticism for Marnell in the past but now that she’s getting help… do they (or should they) feel any different? More »

Real Talk: How Do You Stay STD And Baby-Free?

Real Talk: How Do You Stay STD And Baby-Free?

You know what’s great? Avoiding unplanned pregnancies. It’s probably the best thing about being a responsible adult, besides maybe eating cake for dinner sometimes. So, in the wake of a certain internet fiasco, we decided to talk to a bunch of smart, responsible, female adults who 1) care about their health and 2) care about the health of their partners… and therefore practice safe sex.

This is not to say that people don’t make mistakes–condoms break and no form of birth control is 100% effective–but it is to say that adults who make mistakes learn from them. Otherwise, they’re not adults. So, for today’s Real Talk we asked women to tell us about their preferred methods of protection. More »