Category Archives: Sexuality

My TED Talk on the Lie that Sexy = Empowering

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The Science of Lady Parts and the GOP

Last Thursday, Republican Representative and Tea Party favorite, Joe Walsh (R-Ill), told reporters that when it comes to abortion, “there’s no such exception as life of the mother” because of “advances in science and technology.” This astounding claim was news to the … Continue reading

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Sexual Objectification, Part 2: The Harm

This is the second part in a series about how girls and women can navigate a culture that treats them like sex objects. (Part 1). After nearly three decades, the feminist “sex wars” are back.  This fiery debate from the 1980s pitted radical … Continue reading

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Magic Mike: Old Sexism in a New Package

Magic Mike is “wildly overperforming” because women and gay men are going to see it in droves.  Thank you Hollywood executives for finally noticing that there’s plenty of money to be made off of heterosexual female and gay male sexuality.  Magic Mike purports to … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh’s 20 Year War on Women

After Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law school student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” for believing that insurance should cover the cost of birth control, pundits on the right and left quickly pointed out that liberal media figures have … Continue reading

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“Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street”: Really?

Demand #8 from the Occupy Wall Street list of demands is a call for a “gender equal rights amendment,” a good sign that OWS is thinking about inequality in all its various forms.  This sentiment seems to be lost on (supposedly) liberal … Continue reading

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Rape in a Small Texas Town: Football, Family, and Politics

“Let’s just say, I don’t know a little girl who didn’t lie to her daddy.” Continue reading

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A Cheerleader’s Rape in a Small Texas Town: Part II

I traveled to Silsbee, Texas five times in the past six months, with conservative blogger Brandon Darby, to investigate why, despite the volume of evidence, a grand jury did not indict two football players accused of raping a high school … Continue reading

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Where are the Feminists for Bristol Palin?

Nineteen-year-old Bristol Palin is back in the media spotlight now that she has joined the cast of this season’s Dancing With The Stars, and once again she’s being ridiculed for being a teen mother. Witness her recent interview with Jay … Continue reading

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“Sissy Bounce” Sexually Liberating?

But I take exception to Times reporter, Jonathan Dee’s claim that “sissy bounce…creates an atmosphere of sexual liberation — for women.” Continue reading

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