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Naomi Wolf and the Sacred Vagina

Oy Naomi Wolf. Why are we all still referring to you as some sort of feminist thought leader? I am very happy for you that you are having wonderful earth-shattering shivering mystical sex. You are correct that the vagina and the brain are, in fact, part of “one whole system” — the same way that the left hand and the brain or the nose and the brain are also part of one whole system (the human body, for the slower to catch on). I even think you’re probably correct that many women (most women?) could be having better sex, and that our own cultural constructions of sex (begins with a boner, ends with ejaculation) are not only centered almost entirely on male sexual experience and desire but also thwart female sexual pleasure and understand a woman’s experience with and desire for heterosexual sex only in relation to a man’s (assumed to be neutral, standard and true) definition and understanding of sex. All of that is bad for women, in and out of the bedroom. But here, as explained by a lovely reviewer in the New York Review of Books, is where you lose me: Continue reading

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Naomi Wolf: Assange captured by the “dating police”

Way to fly that feminist flag, Naomi. As Jessica Valenti points out, it sounds like Wolf just doesn’t read the internet or do much of anything in the way of research before she suggests that Julian Assange is accused of … Continue reading

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Doing It All

Naomi Wolf has an interesting article in the Washington Post today about how images of falling-apart women dominate the media while real-life women are increasingly independent and competent. She rightly pins part of it on backlash culture, which is certainly … Continue reading

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My Letter to (unnamed)

Naomi Wolf has a lovely piece in HuffPo this week. It reminds me of my mom. Check it out, smile, cry.

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Oh, no! Don’t throw me into that briar patch!

Dr. Helen has found a new toy — meninism! — and her suggestion that men just might be ready to burn! their! ties! is making her readership a bit, well, frisky: — men wont burn their ties, we will work … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Too Thin and Too Rich

What’s an already-fit, already-thin woman to do when she lives in a society that demands unreasonable thinness and unattainable physical perfection from women? Get micro-liposuction to get rid of “bra fat” and “back fat.”

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Not a pretty girl.

I’m going to tell you a story that my parents told me and my sister. I’m not telling it to brag. I don’t know whether or not it’s true. I hope it’s not true. I’m telling this story so that … Continue reading

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Naomi Wolf to the Front Desk with a Two-by-Four, Stat!

Anthony Citrano responded to my follow-up post about eating disorders. No, actually, I take it back. He offered a non-response, and then he let me know that he would not be responding any more: It’s a bit frustrating that you … Continue reading

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Feminism and Me

Amanda is asking for your stories of how you became a feminist. Since I’m all into borrowing fantastic topics when I see them, I’ll steal this one from her, too.

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A Fine Day for Book Nerds

Today in Bryant Park, the New York Times hosted an event featuring several fantastic authors doing readings and book signings. A partial list of the writers: Jonathan Safran Foer, Naomi Wolf, Nicole Krauss, Jill Nelson, Bob Herbert, Pete Hamill, Paul … Continue reading

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