Claire Warner
Claire is a freelance writer whose work has been featured in Bustle, Ravishly, the Daily Dot, YourTango, and the Good Men Project. She splits her time between living in the South and a dreamscape off in her own head. Favorite topics include LGBT issues, feminism, and cats. Mostly cats.

Latest Articles

12 Women Reveal What Happened After They Shared Their #MeToo Stories

It didn't take long for the #MeToo hashtag to go viral. On Sunday, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a note to her followers, asking anyone who had been sexually harassed or assaulted to reply to the post "to give people a sense of the magnitude of the p…
By Claire Warner

This Commercial Shows A Woman Actually Having Her Period, And It's About Freakin' Time

Since the invention of color television, women and girls have been forced to watch advertisements for menstrual products that in no way reflect what it's like to have a period. You know the drill — blue liquid, dangerously white clothing, and zero pu…
By Claire Warner

A Former Disney Employee Just Revealed The Insane Perks Of Working For The Park

I'm not exaggerating (much) when I say it is every American child's dream to work at a Disney theme park. Eventually, the day comes when every kid realizes that the chances of being whisked away by a woodland creature to fight for their rightful plac…
By Claire Warner

Men Are Responding To #MeToo With Tweets About #HowIWillChange

If you logged on to social media at all over the weekend, you're probably familiar with #MeToo, the viral hashtag illustrating the magnitude of sexual harassment and assault in everyday life. Since it began, thousands of women have used #MeToo to sha…
By Claire Warner

The Spirit Of The First Woman Executed In The Salem Witch Trials Is Still Waiting For Us To Get Her Story Right

It's no secret that the United States has a checkered past when it comes to strong women. Today, most historians acknowledge that plain old misogyny played a major role in the Salem witch trials that unjustly accused hundreds of people of practicing …
By Claire Warner

This Wine Glass Holder For Your Tub Just Answered Prayers You Didn't Know You Had

Sometimes, the only way to get through a long week is by envisioning yourself soaking in a bath, bubbles up to your nose and a wineglass resting nearby. Theoretically, it's paradise. In practice, it usually ends with that wineglass shattered on the b…
By Claire Warner

This Woman's Story Of Getting An Abortion In Japan Will Upset You So Much

More than 40 years ago, the United States Supreme Court decided that women have a right to terminate their pregnancies. That right came under attack almost immediately, and recently, anti-choice lawmakers have managed to roll back access to abortion …
By Claire Warner

Literally Just A Bunch Of Pics Of Hot Firefighters Snuggling With Small Animals

Between the rigorous workout regimen and the daily heroics, firefighting is the sexiest profession out there. You know this. I know this. Firefighters themselves know this. Why else would they pose for the Australian Firefighters Calendar each year? …
By Claire Warner

How You & Your Squad Can Dress As The Kardashians For Halloween

Ten years after their reality show became a bona fide sensation, the Kardashian family is still pop culture royalty. Some may be bothered by that fact, but if you and your squad can't get enough of the Kardashian-Jenner conglomeration, you're going t…
By Claire Warner

The Real Reason You Choose The Vacay Destinations You Do

In a time when pretty much everyone is connected on social media, the quickest way to get an ego boost is posting vacation pictures online for everyone to see (and more importantly, like). Two hours and 45 fawning comments later, you're guaranteed to…
By Claire Warner

The One Newsletter You Need To Subscribe To If You’re Feeling Stressed Out About Life Right Now

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. In those long, tense months after the 2016 preside…
By Claire Warner

12 Women Share How They Spend "Mental Health Days" Off Work

It's no secret that the American workplace involves long hours, fierce competition, and little vacation time — a combination that leaves even the most ambitious workers drained eventually. When that time comes, a growing number of people have been tu…
By Claire Warner

People Are Breaking Down The "As A Father Of Daughters" Trope In These Savage Tweets

I don't have a daughter, nor am I a father. Yet somehow, I find the ever-growing pile of sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein nauseating. This may come as a surprise, given how often male actors have said they find t…
By Claire Warner

#SluttyGirlFears Is Smashing The Stigma Of Female Sexuality All Up And Down Your Timeline

The days of laying back and thinking of England are long gone, but society still has more than a few hang-ups about female sexuality. While women enjoy sex just as much as men, they're encouraged to keep their sexual preferences under wraps. This tab…
By Claire Warner

This Cloud Lamp Lights Up A Storm Whenever Trump Tweets & It Will Give You So Much Anxiety

Ever since Donald Trump took office, Twitter has become a source of trepidation for many Americans. Unlike his predecessors, Trump has been known to abruptly announce major policy decisions and derail international relations with an unexpected barrag…
By Claire Warner

Bisexual Slang Exists, And The Reason You Haven't Heard Of It Is Kind Of Problematic

Could you define switch-hitting? A queen's threesome? Straight girl candy? Outside of the LGBT community, these terms aren't exactly common knowledge, but bisexual slang does exist, even though you might not know it from the lack of exposure. While g…
By Claire Warner

9 Statistics About Mental Health In The Workplace Every Employee Needs To Know

Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) observes World Mental Health Day, highlighting the importance of maintaining mental as well as physical health. Unfortunately, the subject carries a stigma in many societies, and as workplace mental heal…
By Claire Warner

This Winter Is Going To Be Especially Cold, So Prepare To Bundle Up

Enjoy the sweater weather while it lasts. Winter is on its way, and meteorologists have warned that it is going to be particularly miserable this year. Technically, the first day of the season is still more than two months away, so it's a little earl…
By Claire Warner

Tell These Ghost Stories On Halloween To Seriously Freak Out Your Friends

Andy Williams got it wrong. The most wonderful time of the year isn't the winter holidays, but the month before Halloween, when weekends are spent apple picking by day and terrorizing each other with scary ghost stories by night. Is there anything mo…
By Claire Warner

How To Make A Halloween Costume Out Of Things You Already Own

Is there anything scarier than arriving at a Halloween party, fabulous and ready to get your spook on, only to spot 12 other undead Lady Gagas wandering the grounds? The very thought is enough to keep any Halloween-lover awake at night, but there are…
By Claire Warner