Daily Archives: August 24, 2010

Again With the Demonizing of Women’s Sexuality

Hi all, sorry for the late start over here, but I’m Monica from The American Prospect and PostBourgie. I was happy to get an invite to blog for a couple of weeks, and will work really hard to squeeze in … Continue reading

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What winning means

Today we called a client to tell him that 15 years after he was convicted, the state appellate court overturned his conviction and ordered a new trial “in the interest of justice.” It was an exciting moment. A crowd of … Continue reading

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Welcome to the world, Layla Sorella

So many congratulations to Jessica Valenti and Andrew Golis for the birth of their first baby, Layla Sorella Valenti-Golis (how beautiful is that name?). Little Layla was born early, at 29 weeks, after Jessica was diagnosed with severe preeclampsia and … Continue reading

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Another Defense of Hooking Up — This Time, With Science!

Via Tracy Clark-Flory at Salon’s Broadsheet, a recent study from the University of Iowa suggests that “hooking up” can actually lead to meaningful relationships sometimes! Honestly I find nothing more tiresome than oldsters (not to over-stereotype, but it does seem … Continue reading

Posted in Health, relationships, Sex | Tagged , , | 51 Comments

Tuesday True Blood Roundtable: I Smell a Rat

Spoilers below! This week on True Blood, everything was just one reveal after the other: we found out what Sookie and Crystal are, we got a slice of Sam’s past, we uncovered (part of?) what’s up with Holly, and we … Continue reading

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The Past and Now

About two years ago I attended a NARAL event at received a t-shirt that read, “I Heart Pro-Choice Boys.” I’m not one for clothing with a message, but I wear that shirt with pride. Pride not only for the organization, … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender, Reproductive Rights | Tagged , , | 31 Comments


Hello lovely Feministe readers. I’m a longtime reader but first time blogger here so many thanks to Jill for letting me post here. My name is Kay Steiger, and my day job is editing Campus Progress, part of the Center … Continue reading

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Glass Slippers

Reshma Saujani is a 34-year-old attorney running against Carolyn Maloney in New York’s 14th Congressional district. She’s a new-comer to politics; she’s Indian-American; she’s socially liberal but pro-Wall Street; and she’s running against a faithful liberal feminist. If elected, Saujani … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Fashion, Gender, Politics | Tagged , | 13 Comments

Are black women too religious to get married?

As I’ve previously blogged here, the media has a not-so-subtle obsession with the love lives of single black women. Recently, CNN.com added more fuel to the fire, pondering, “Does the church keep black women single?” We’ve already learned from the … Continue reading

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Not so much, no.

Reader April sent in an article from the LA Times (thanks!) called Medical treatment carries possible side effect of limiting homosexuality. You know this isn’t going to go well already, don’t you? It begins with this: Each year in the … Continue reading

Posted in Disability Issues, GLBTQ, Medicine | Tagged | 23 Comments

Is this thing on …? Woohoo!

Yay, I get to post at Feministe! Thanks so much for having me. I’ve been marking off the days ever since Jill invited me and look forward to talking with all of you after the obligatory intro … My blogging … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Tagged | 17 Comments