Laura Hankin

Laura is the author of The Summertime Girls, a novel about female friendship. When not writing, she creates feminist comedy videos and sings to babies.
Recent Articles

​Adam Rippon Had A *Priceless* Reaction To ​Sally Field Playing Matchmaker For Her Son

The world has fallen in love with Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, but one celebrity has been hilariously pushy about locking him down. See, American treasure Sally Field wants the Olympian to date her son and now, Adam Rippon's response to Sally F…
By Laura Hankin

Here's What Camila Cabello Thought About THAT Blue Ivy Moment During Her Grammys Speech

There was plenty to love at the Grammy Awards this year, but Blue Ivy shushing her parents during Camila Cabello's speech may have taken the cake. Now, the internet finally gets to know what Camila Cabello thought about Blue Ivy shushing Beyoncé and …
By Laura Hankin

These Students Protesting Gun Violence At The White House Are Making A Powerful Statement

I've never believed that the children are our future as strongly as I have over the past few days. In the wake of the horrible school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students have been raising their voices like never before. And on Monday, high school…
By Laura Hankin

Gus Kenworthy's Reaction To Seeing His Historic Kiss On Live TV Will Make You Cry Happy Tears

The Olympics are full of heart-stopping, jump-off-your-couch-and-scream -with-joy moments. But perhaps the most meaningful moment at the 2018 Winter Olympics was one that involved no athletic prowess at all — just a simple, history-making kiss betwee…
By Laura Hankin

Dane Cook Is Dating A Teenager & People Are Seriously Grossed Out

Comedian Dane Cook has long been a lightning rod, with people debating everything from whether he should've been accused of plagiarizing jokes to whether his comedy style is for them. Now, though, he's at the center of a different kind of controversy…
By Laura Hankin

A Stranger Allegedly Spanked A Crying Toddler In A Grocery Store & Um...WTF?

Spanking is indeed controversial, but there's no way to view the following spanking story as anything but awful and extremely bizarre. You might want to sit down for this one. According to various media reports, a man allegedly spanked a stranger's t…
By Laura Hankin

Barack & Michelle Obama's Presidential Portraits Are Here & Twitter Is Super Nostalgic RN

On Monday, many Americans melted into a puddle of love and nostalgia when the National Portrait Gallery unveiled Barack and Michelle Obama's official presidential portraits. The paintings are eye-catching, deeply meaningful, and history-making, much …
By Laura Hankin

Is Donald Trump Going To The 2018 Winter Olympics? Here's What You Need To Know

The Olympics are generally a time during which all Americans can put aside their political differences and come together over the one thing that unites us all — a shared sense of "how the hell can bodies do that??" But this year, many people might be…
By Laura Hankin

7 Surprising Facts About Tiffany Trump You Probably Didn't Know

Glance over the countless tweets and articles written about various members of the Trump family, and you might notice that there's one particular member who receives less attention than all the rest — Tiffany. But she shouldn't be, since there are so…
By Laura Hankin

Wendy Williams Continues To Throw Shade At Kim K & This Time She's Criticizing Chicago's Reveal

If you watch Wendy Williams' talk show on the regular, you've probably noticed that she's not the biggest fan of Kim Kardashian. The talk show host takes every opportunity to slam the reality star and now, she has done it again. On Monday, Williams c…
By Laura Hankin

Doritos Is Releasing Chips Just For Women & The Internet Is Rightfully Confused

It's tough to be a woman, am I right? Old men in Congress are constantly trying to yank away reproductive freedoms, and also, apparently, Doritos crunch too loudly for little lady mouths! Now, it turns out that Doritos is making chips specifically fo…
By Laura Hankin

Why The Mother Of A Girl Killed By MS-13 Gang Members Will Attend The State Of The Union

President Donald Trump will give his first official State of the Union address on Tuesday, and he is choosing to make a political statement with his guest list, which includes Evelyn Rodriguez, the mother of a teenage girl who was reportedly murdered…
By Laura Hankin

This Author's Reply To A Tweet Saying Kids Shouldn't Have Gay Teachers Is Flawless

Over the weekend, someone tweeted a homophobic question implying that kids shouldn't have gay teachers. But from the ashes of that idiotic tweet rose a flawless response from author John Scalzi. Scalzi's post about his gay teacher, Keith Johnson, is …
By Laura Hankin

Twitter Is Dragging Kim Kardashian After She Called Her New Cornrows "Bo Derek Braids"

Well, Kim Kardashian certainly knows how to stay in the news. Shortly after she and husband Kanye West welcomed their third baby, the reality star posted a video of herself with cornrows that's causing some controversy. Now, Twitter is dragging Kim K…
By Laura Hankin

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Is Stepping Down — Here's What You Need To Know

On Monday, word broke that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe would step down, following weeks of public pressure from President Donald Trump, according to NBC News. But who is Andrew McCabe, and what does his resignation mean for the country? McCabe …
By Laura Hankin

This Boy’s Sassy School Journal Entry Is Going Viral & Honestly, He Has A Point

Kids say the darndest things and also, sometimes, the wisest. Now, one boy's school journal entry about Christopher Columbus is going viral because it is both hilarious, and way more enlightened than anything else out there. Too bad his teacher could…
By Laura Hankin

Toys "R" Us Is Closing 182 Stores Across The Country — Check To See If Yours Is On The List

A retail giant is about to get much smaller. Childhood wonderland Toys "R" Us revealed late Tuesday that it will close up to 182 of its stores, as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan. But will your local Toys "R" Us close its doors,…
By Laura Hankin

9 Times Meghan Markle "Broke" Royal Protocol

Life must seem like an extremely bizarre and wonderful dream to Meghan Markle right now. The American actress will soon marry Prince Harry, culminating a courtship that confirmed fairytale love does exist after all. Now, Meghan Markle keeps "breaking…
By Laura Hankin

Kylie Jenner Will Reportedly Be A "Mommy Blogger" When She Makes Her Social Media Return

Kylie Jenner has flown under the radar recently, her normal social media presence has gone strangely quiet as she refuses to either confirm or deny her reported pregnancy. But have no fear, Kylie fans. Indeed, Kylie Jenner will reportedly return to s…
By Laura Hankin

Women Are Sharing Why They're Pro-Choice On The 45th Anniversary Of Roe​ V. Wade

Forty five years ago, life changed drastically for women across the country, when the Supreme Court's famous Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion. Now, on the historic day's anniversary, women are sharing why they're pro-choice, both to mark this …
By Laura Hankin