Every Scar Has A Story: Self Injury, Coping, Healing

Every Scar Has A Story: Self Injury, Coping, Healing

By Amanda Fox Trigger Warning: this blog post contains information about self-harm. Recently, we were asked if we would cover a rather difficult topic, that of suicide and suicide prevention. As often happens, our discussion of the topic meandered off to that of Self-Harm or Self-Injury to some. While both merit coverage, it is that […]

Marriage Equality And The Legislation Of Love

Marriage Equality And The Legislation Of Love

By Amanda Fox Marriage equality and the legislation of love is a hot topic right now, but it is also a very personal topic for me as well. For anyone who is unaware, I am a lesbian. I have a partner and we have a family. We have all the same concerns and responsibilities as […]

Rape: What Part Of “It Is Always Wrong” Is Unclear?

Rape: What Part Of “It Is Always Wrong” Is Unclear?

By Amanda Fox We had not planned for a follow-up to our recent post on the rape culture, which is inexplicably prevalent in society, nor did I plan to take on this topic again so soon. Circumstances, however, dictate that we, as Spicie, make certain points abundantly clear regarding this epidemic global crisis. That is […]

How Mainstream Media And Society Is Promoting A Pro-Rape Culture

How Mainstream Media And Society Is Promoting A Pro-Rape Culture

By Amanda Fox Rape is horrific. The violation associated with the rape itself is bad enough, but the aftermath of it makes us question not only media but how our current society plays a hand in the ongoing violation of victims. It is one of the sickening symptoms of the rape culture we live in […]

If You Can’t Say It, You Can’t Regulate It: What I learned From Henry Rollins

If You Can’t Say It, You Can’t Regulate It: What I learned From Henry Rollins

By Amanda Fox Vagina There, I said it. Vagina. I said it again, and the world did not end! I’m also pretty sure no one got pregnant because I said it. The way some people view the word, however, you would think both of those things happened and everything in between. We’d all like to […]

Self-Injury Facts and Fallacies: SIAD 2013

Self-Injury Facts and Fallacies: SIAD 2013

By Amanda Fox Trigger Warning: this blog post contains information about self-harm. “I don’t cut because I want to die. I cut because I want to live.” That could easily be the motto of Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) this year. Self-Injury occurs in about one in every eight individuals at some point in their lifetime. […]

Are You A Nice Guy Stuck In The Friend Zone? You Can Get Out!

Are You A Nice Guy Stuck In The Friend Zone? You Can Get Out!

By Amanda Fox Guys, are you stuck in the friend zone? You know what the friend zone is – that relationship you have that you know is never going anywhere no matter how much you want it to because –  wait for it  – you’re friends. You might even be her best friend that she […]

How To Be Best Friends That Last A Lifetime

How To Be Best Friends That Last A Lifetime

By Amanda Fox Best friends are a funny thing. Over the course of most of our lives, we move in and out of them like clothing. It fits at the time and we like the way it looks and feels, but eventually we grow and even though we like it, it may not fit, look […]

Online Inappropriateness: When Your Inbox Turns XXX

Online Inappropriateness: When Your Inbox Turns XXX

By Amanda Fox Ladies, have you been the recipient of unwanted advances online – specifically, pictures of men’s genitalia showing up in your inbox? If you have, take heart, you are not alone by a long shot. Also if you have, be angry about it because that isn’t something you should have to deal with. […]

Now Is The Time To Reach Your Dreams

Now Is The Time To Reach Your Dreams

By Amanda Fox Do you have trouble maintaining your get up and go? Do you have great ideas that you know would be a smash hit if you could just get them out of your head and into development? Do you ever think to yourself there is something you can conceive but can’t achieve? We […]