Catherine LeClair, MEL Magazine

Catherine LeClair

MEL Magazine

New York, United States

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Past articles by Catherine:

Millennial Men on Joining, and Then Leaving, the Priesthood

When I walk into the library at St. Andrew’s Hall at around 10 on a Friday night, I don’t know what I expect to see,... → Read More

The Most Fucked-Up Lyrics We Sang as Kids Without Realizing It

In hindsight, it is really, really obvious what ‘O.P.P.’ is about → Read More

We All Know the Horse Girl. But What About the Horse Boy?

He’s out there too, risking bullying and social isolation just to ride like the wind on his beautiful steed → Read More

We All Know the Horse Girl. But What About the Horse Boy?

The Horse Girl — you know her: She has a long, thick braid that runs down the length of her back. In her bedroom, detailed illustrations of... → Read More

Why Co-Ed Sports Leagues Are Never Really Co-Ed

Sometimes sexism operates in such subtle ways that the experiences leaves me wondering whether sexism even occurred at all. When a stranger grabs my ass, sure, I know what’s wrong with that situation. But my experience on my co-ed soccer team never felt like an obvious assault on my personhood. Instead, I gradually became aware of a slow, systemic wearing-away. → Read More

Do We Grow Out Of Going Home For The Holidays?

This year on Christmas morning, we four adult children will emerge from our various haphazard sleeping situations, my sister and I from the double bed we traditionally share, and my brothers from their makeshift beds in the unfinished basement, or perhaps one of them will have fallen asleep on the couch the night before. Likely a bit hung over and rubbing the grogginess from our eyes, we will… → Read More

I’m A Woman, Shake My Hand, Damn It

A boozy office party was starting to dwindle, and as the drunker among us were sneaking off to find dark corners and hidden alcohol reserves, the reasonable ones had switched to water. The evening had kicked off early so it felt much later than it actually was. By any standard, it was a Thursday, and we’d all have to be back there the next morning. → Read More

Who Are Bachelorette Parties Even For?

I would have been fine going through life without ever seeing a neon pink penis-shaped straw. → Read More

New Study Finds That Heterosexual Women Orgasm The Least. Here's Why.

Why is the female orgasm so dang elusive? Well, a new study reveals that it might only be elusive to heterosexual men trying to create them. The study, published in the journal of Archives of Sexual → Read More

My Mother’s Annual Holiday Letter is Spreading Fake News

Dear Extended Family, It’s come to my attention that many of you have been using the LeClair Family Newsletter, written and sent out by my mother e... → Read More

Am I Cherishing My Female Friends Enough? Am I??

I never thought I would be one to question my personal level of devotion to my friends, particularly those of the girl variety. I am a champion of all the best female empowerment mantras, known to shout “uteruses before duderuses” or “Venus before penis” at the emotional peak of any and all femininity-fueled moments, including but not limited to: bachelorette parties, spurning misogynists at… → Read More

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: List: Questions It’s Totally Okay to Not Have Answered in Your Twenties.

I used to think I’d have it all figured out by the time I was 25: the standing desk, a trench coat, renewed faith in Catholicism. But now that I’m... → Read More