Natasha Geiling is a writer and digital journalist based out of Washington, DC. Her writing has appeared in Smithsonian and Slate.
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Blame Bad Journalism, Not Survivors, For UVA Story

On November 17, Rolling Stone published a scathing indictment of the University of Virginia's administrative mishandling of years of sexual assault cases. The article — which ran 9,000 words — began with, and often came back to, the story of Jackie, …
By Natasha Geiling

How Ferguson Completely Mishandled the Decision

Shortly after 8 p.m. on Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced in a press conference that a grand jury would not be indicting Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of the unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown…
By Natasha Geiling

Why Abortion Waiting Periods Are Just Wrong

In yet another blow to women's autonomy over their bodies and health care, the Missouri legislature voted Wednesday night to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon of a bill that sought to expand Missouri's mandatory waiting period for abortions from 24 h…
By Natasha Geiling

How SCOTUS Just Flunked Science

In its decision Monday of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby , the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that private employers with religious objections can opt out of providing birth control to their employees, as previously mandated by the Affordable Care Act. But here's t…
By Natasha Geiling

The Way We're Talking About Equal Pay Is Flawed

Jill Abramson's firing at the New York Times drives home a fact that's not at all new: today's workplace is still a really, really hard place for women to succeed. Abramson's ascension to the top of the Times' masthead was a historic victory for wome…
By Natasha Geiling

Hey SCOTUS, Racism Still Exists In America

No, the Supreme Court didn't ban affirmative action with its ruling Tuesday, but it did deal the policy a mighty blow; upholding a voter-passed ban on racial preferences in Michigan's state-run universities. The ruling, basically, means that voters c…
By Natasha Geiling

Happy Earth Day?

Happy Earth Day! Now, are you sitting down? Because we should make one thing extremely clear: climate change is real, it's happening now, and it's going to completely change the way we live our lives. According to a recent IPCC report, we can expect …
By Natasha Geiling

Do Women Actually Make 77 Cents on a Man's Dollar?

In this year's 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama joked about a lot of things, from Mad Men to Healthcare.gov. But he wasn’t joking when he addressed the gender gap in income, stating, “You know, today, women make up about half our work…
By Natasha Geiling

How Did The War On Christmas Start, Anyway?

Is it time for Christmas crusaders to wave a furry white flag? According to a recent survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, only 41 percent of Americans believe there is actually a War on Christmas — a marked decrease from 47 percent last year (a…
By Natasha Geiling

Of Course Palin Is Going To Bat For Duck Dynasty

You've probably heard by now about some of the choice comments Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson made in an interview with GQ about gays and bestiality. (To refresh your memory, they went a little something like: "It seems like, to me, a vagina …
By Natasha Geiling

Trolls Submit Bogus Sexual Assault Claims

In the latest installment of “Disheartening News About College Sexual Assault,” a men's rights group has taken credit for spamming Occidental College’s online sexual assault form in an attempt to shutdown the reporting system. Officials from the Los …
By Natasha Geiling