Hilary Weaver
Hilary is a writer, feminist and grammarian living in NYC. She frequently quotes Nora Ephron, hums Joni Mitchell songs and communicates in Meryl Streep GIFs.

Dave Duerson's Life Was An Important One

Concussion, the upcoming film featuring Will Smith, will share details of the life and challenges of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson and other football players who suffered from brain trauma. The specifics of Duerson's life — and death —…
By Hilary Weaver

Kim Davis & Dred Scott Aren't The Same

Mike Huckabee opened his mouth again put in his two cents about the Kim Davis case, coming to the defense of the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. First, he compared the Kentucky county clerk to…
By Hilary Weaver

Hillary Clinton Memes To Keep You Smiling To 2016

Since the Tumblr page Texts from Hillary (TFH) premiered in 2012, Hillary Clinton fans haven't been able to get enough of a good Hillz meme. Who doesn't think of TIME photographer Diana Walker's iconic image of sunglass-clad Hillary when they think…
By Hilary Weaver

Ben Carson's Sitting On A Pretty Solid Net Worth

On the eve of the GOP debates, the Internet went crazy with memes and tweets and all of the things it loves to do. One of the beloved subjects of these memes was GOP candidate and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson. And though Carson's memes were mostly…
By Hilary Weaver

A Feminist Ode To Sen. Claire McCaskill

Well, folks, there's no stopping this high-achieving political leader. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is a woman to watch. And don't discount her just because she is a representative of a "flyover state" (ugh, that phrase). In the past year alone,…
By Hilary Weaver

These Female Broadcast Journalists Kick Major Ass

After 24-year-old broadcast journalist Alison Parker was killed by a shooter in the middle of a live TV report in Roanoke, Virginia, Wednesday, people have taken to social media and news outlets to mourn and remember the young reporter. Colleagues…
By Hilary Weaver

8 Mental Health Advocates Making The World Better

The death of neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks has brought with it a celebration of the man of many talents. Sacks, 82, died of cancer, but his work and constant wonder of the human brain will undoubtedly be the legacy that follows him. His 1973…
By Hilary Weaver

Denali Deserved A Name Change

President Obama will announce Monday that he is renaming a mountain — such is the life of POTUS. But Obama's earth-changing decision, which will be made during his upcoming three-day trip to Alaska, to rename the tall peaks is not a casual motion.…
By Hilary Weaver

Michelle Duggar Is Keeping Tight-Lipped

TLC's sexual assault documentary Breaking the Silence featured a small segment that included three members of the Duggar family, but they didn't say much. Allegations against the Duggars' oldest son, Josh, came out earlier this year confirming that…
By Hilary Weaver

This Graph Highlights Our Big Problem With Guns

In a depressingly familiar turn of events, Wednesday's shooting in Roanoke, Virginia has reopened the national conversation about gun control in the U.S. After WDBJ7 employees Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed on-air by a…
By Hilary Weaver

A Huge Brush Fire In Big Bear, California

Fire isn't something to mess with, and as officials in the San Bernadino Mountains can attest, Sunday's brush fire was no exception. The fire, deemed "Summit Fire," burned 100 acres in the area near Summit Ski Resort, reported KTLA. The San…
By Hilary Weaver

Campaign Zero Is Hoping To Make A Difference

Over the course of the last year, which has seemingly been riddled with racially charged shootings at the hands of law enforcement, the Black Lives Matter campaign — launched by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi — has been working hard…
By Hilary Weaver

Politicians Make Crafty Use Of The Internet

It's official — the White House is on Tumblr, and the Internet magic is only getting started. Just launched, the Tumblr page titled "Letters To President Obama" features a 2009 letter written to the president from Natoma Canfield, a cancer survivor…
By Hilary Weaver

I Was Rescued By Teen Feminists

I'm a hybrid journalist-feminist. I never know which label to put first, honestly. "Journalist" is more professional, and when it comes to my presence on LinkedIn or a résumé, I don't want "card-carrying, pro-choice feminist" to be the first thing…
By Hilary Weaver

Will Hurricane Danny Hit The U.S.?

Hurricane season arriving means that meteorologists are on the lookout for those scary storm fronts moving across their magic weather-predicting screens (official term). And it looks like there might be a bit of ugly weather headed across the…
By Hilary Weaver

Julian Bond Had A Storied Life

Julian Bond's life was one worth remembering. The civil rights activist and former chairman of the NAACP died Saturday at age 75 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Bond was a lifetime activist, starting when he was a teenager, according to the…
By Hilary Weaver

How The Alabama "Rape Bait" Case Violated Title IX

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a case involving an Alabama student was in violation of Title IX, the law ending sexual discrimination in any federally funded educational institution. This decision reverses a 2013 ruling that…
By Hilary Weaver

Colorado's Momentous Decision On Gay Wedding Cakes

OK, I've got a problem with anyone who keeps anyone else from eating cake. But my cake-rage tops the charts when I find out the person isn't allowed to purchase and consume said fluffy confection because he or she is gay. In July 2012, Masterpiece…
By Hilary Weaver

Donald Trump Has Already Been Booed

Well, Donald Trump has already been booed by the crowd in the GOP debate, and he barely opened his mouth. He's clearly the clown card tonight, and his co-debators are taking notice, too. Let's take a look at this Vine and watch Donald Trump get…
By Hilary Weaver

Trump Says "We Need More Brain"

As the first Republican debate of the 2016 election season deserved, the Internet gave plenty of "we need more brain" Donald Trump memes because what else would you expect? You want brain in this country, Mr. Trump? Well, here you are, with some…
By Hilary Weaver