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Joanna Schroeder


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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  • Unknown
  • YourTango
  • Vox
  • HuffPost
  • The Good Men Project
  • AskMen
  • Babble
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Esquire
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Redbook
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Past articles by Joanna:

Dear Unvaxxed Friends: I Don't Want To Judge You, I Just Don't Want You To Die

To my unvaccinated friends: But part of 'free choice' is choosing to get the Covid-19 vaccine. It's just as powerful to say 'yes' to the vaccine as it is to say 'no'. → Read More

15 Ways Women's Bodies Change As We Age (That Are Nothing To Be Ashamed Of)

From Weird New Fat Pockets To Thinning Lips, Women's Aging Bodies Do Weird Things That Nobody Talks About. Author Joanna Schroeder Breaks Down Myths Around Aging And Shares How She Has Learned To Accept Her Body As She Grows Older. → Read More

I'm Sick Of Everyone Acting Like My Aging Body Needs To Be 'Fixed'

It's Time To Reclaim Our Bodies And Remember That Aging Women Deserve Body Positivity, Too. → Read More

Why Are So Many 'Good' Teenage Boys Still Cruel To Girls?

Parents Of Teen Girls Know There Is A Cruel Undercurrent To How Many Boys Treat The Teen Girls In Their Lives, As Well As Girls And Women Online. Joanna Schroeder Explores Some Reasons Why This May Be Happening And Guides Parents In How To Intervene Before Boys Start Harassing Girls. → Read More

Why We Should Never Tell Our Kids "She's Just Mean Because She's Jealous"

It's Hard To Know What To Do When You See A Child Being Bullied Or Is The Target Of A Mean Girl. But One Thing You Should NOT Do Is Say, "She's Just Jealous" To Your Kid. Here Are Five Reasons Why The Jealousy Myth Is Dangerous, And What To Do Instead. → Read More

That Time My Dad Straight Up Defied Doctors To Protect My Body

Faced With Keeping His Daughter In The Hospital For Three Weeks After Birth, This Dad Created A Homemade Device So The Family Could Be At Home Together. → Read More

How Those 'Your Child Has Missing Assignments' Emails May Be Harming Our Kids

Parents Whose Kids Are Doing Distance Learning During Covid Lockdown Know The Stress Of Receiving An Email That Says, 'Your Child Has Missing Assignments'. The Emails Feel Necessary, But Are They Doing More Harm Than Good To Our Kids' Education And Self-esteem? Joanna Schroeder Investigates. → Read More


Yes, men can be sexually assaulted. Gender stereotypes make it hard to talk about.

The alleged encounter between Asia Argento and Jimmy Bennett is an example. → Read More

'Zombie Nips' And 9 Other Things No One Tells You About Breastfeeding

Your breasts are going to change, but that’s not necessarily terrible. → Read More

Trying to Keep Kids Safe in a Gun-Obsessed World

Joanna Schroeder, a mother of two active boys, confides that she lets her kids play with toy guns. → Read More

Relationship Fights

If you've ever been in a relationship, you've been in one of these five arguments. → Read More

The Sexual Abuse of Boys Is Not About 'Getting Lucky' and We Need to Stop Promoting This Myth

When we frame sexual abuse as a "sexual relationship" or call a male survivor of sexual abuse "lucky", we harm survivors of any gender. → Read More

The Simplest Dating Advice Ever: Give Her Your Number

Joanna Schroeder explains exactly why you shouldn't ask a woman for her number. → Read More

Men and Love: 7 Ways Guys Need Romantic Superheroes, Too

Guys, don't you deserve to be swept off your feet, too? → Read More

Ten Things I've Learned From Raising Boys

Joanna Schroeder loves being a mom of boys, but admits that there are a few things about them that have surprised her. → Read More

Switcheroo: A Confrontational Gender-Bending Experiment

Hana Pesut's Switcheroo photos expose how gender and identity are defined by the clothing we choose to wear. Joanna Schroeder and her husband volunteer to participate in the experiment. → Read More

I Don't Need to Be 'The Man' in Order to Be a Man

Jeff Perera explains his "Ladder of Masculinity" TEDx talk, and how toxic masculinity is linked to violence. → Read More

11 Things Your Teen Won't Regret in 11 Years

Adults are constantly warning teens about what they'll regret. Here, 11 things they probably won't. → Read More

Taylor Swift's Mom Blames HERSELF In Groping Trial — What ALL Parents Can Learn

During Taylor Swift's court case hearing, her mom, Andrea Swift testified that her daughter was upset when DJ David Meuller groped her daughter. What's even sadder is that T-Swift's mom blames her self for teaching her daughter to be polite. Here's what Joanna Schroeder thinks all parents can learn about empowering girls from this groping trial. → Read More

6 Surprising Things I Learned About Men From Growing Up With Guys

Joanna Schroeder has always been a Guy's Girl, and that's given her some important (and surprising!) insights about men. → Read More