Tag: caitlin flanagan

Things to read since I’m not writing

*But first a request: Anyone with an Atlantic Monthly subscription wanna email me the full text of Caitlin Flanagan’s article from this month’s edition?* Lynn Paltrow of National Advocates for Pregnant Women has a fantastic op/ed on TomPaine.com about moving…

Death Is Not An Option

I believe it was the late, lamented Spy that used to run a feature called ‘Death Is Not An Option.” The idea being that you had to choose between two equally bad options for sex — and death was not…

Oral Fixation

An economist tries to explain the rise in oral sex among teenagers. Thankfully he doesn’t get all Caitlin Flanagan on us, but his hypotheses aren’t exactly ground-breaking: Schoolchildren are now bombarded with information about the risks of sex, particularly HIV/AIDS.…

Take-Out Has Killed the Housewife

Back in the good old days, wives knew that there were no “dates.” There was no Olive Garden, no Meg Ryan film. There was just layin’ back and thinking of England. Ah, the golden days! For good reason, Caitlin Flanagan…