For some of us, every instance of sexism is a chance to tweet. That bro-tastic TV show that loves talking about ‘the friend zone,’ the humiliating experience with catcalling, the bonehead quote from that brute of a politician—they all inspire exasperation—and sharing outrage via the handy dandy gadget in your pocket is a refreshing release. Luckily for me and the countless other women who share their feminist views and find a like minded community via Twitter, a new study has found that this form of digital catharsis is good for your health. Yes, that whoosh that flows through you after shooting a bold missive out to the interweb telling the patriarchy where it can go actually improves a woman’s mental health.
Who knew that debt could massage your ego? A recent Ohio State study found that the more credit card and college loan debt 18 to 27-year-olds held, the higher their self-esteem and the more they felt they had control over their lives. The biggest boost in confidence benefited those in the bottom 25 percent in total family income.