To Be Naked in Love or in Sleep

And then it went down into the earth and didn’t know anything because there everything was dark, it didn’t know it was no longer a foot or if they buried it so it could fly or so it could be…

Breaking up is hard to do

Hi everyone! Greetings from one of your guest bloggers. I’m really excited to be contributing at Feministe, although I do wish it was under slightly more cheerful circumstances. The short synopsis view of me: my background is primarily in bioethics (my name can be found on the President’s Council on Bioethics’s website if you look hard enough), and I’m currently a third year law student, which might help explain why my first guest post here is about divorce.

I’ve been following two very different stories in the news about marital discord: country singer Sara Evans’s recently filed divorce* and the race for Congress in the 10th district in Pennsylvania, where incumbent Don Sherwood (R-PA) has been dealing with the fallout from news of an affair with a twenty-nine-year-old staffer and the allegations that he choked her. Sherwood’s opponent has been harping on the affair in debates and campaign ads. Normally, celebrity divorces and allegations of sexual misconduct by politicians are not exactly news. But I’m writing about these two instances because there’s something kind of strange about each. First is Evans’s husband’s allegations that the singer’s “interest in her “marital roles and responsibilities” declined and she “neglected” their three children after she began appearing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”” Second is the letter Sherwood’s wife sent out to Republican voters talking about the affair.

Blog Break

Seeing as how I have the threat of suit and the threat of outing hanging over my head right now, I’m going to be taking a break from the blogosphere. Thank you all so much for all the words of…

A Slight Chill

So I don’t want to make this all about me–which it is, it always, truly is–but if I may, I would like to highlight this comment from belledame in zuzu’s post (emphasis mine): I am having an increasingly hard time…

So Sue Me.

This outing thing is really getting out of hand. I have been made aware that Ann Bartow considers the comments I made here and here to be defamatory, and she’s asked Jill for my mailing address so that the First…

Hillary’s Woman Problem

Like many feminists, I’m conflicted about the whole Hillary-for-President thing. I think a lot of us had pinned our hopes on her, and we feel like she failed us. Her support of the Iraq war is one of the biggest…