Tag: negative consequences

Abstinence-only craziness

I, Jill Filipovic, pledge to never let tampons violate the sanctity of my hoo-hoo, because tampons are really nothing more than thirsty little albino penises. Amanda has a great post up about an abstinence-only program which involves using tape to…

Mommy Dearest

I think most of us would agree that young girls are over-sexualized, and that’s a problem. So here’s a novel idea: Blame mommy! Judith Warner’s column doesn’t start off all that poorly. She writes: Bling-Bling Barbies and pouty-lipped Bratz. Thongs…

Jailing Pregnant Women for Child Abuse

It’s happening all over the country, and it’s bad for women everywhere. Women with untreated drug and alcohol problems have been arrested and jailed for the potential harm that their addictions may do to their fetuses. Which, as the authors…

How to Train a Man

Here’s an idea for the recalcitrant man in your life: train him like a dolphin. These minor annoyances are not the stuff of separation and divorce, but in sum they began to dull my love for Scott. I wanted —…

Middle East Democracy Slowed

Well this is promising. Steps toward democracy in the Arab world, a crucial American goal that just months ago was cause for optimism — with elections held in Iraq, Egypt and the Palestinian areas — are slowing, blocked by legal…