When Did Birth Control Become “Reproductive Health”? (And Who’s Stopping You From Getting It?)

A few months ago as the graphically disturbing The Handmaid’s Tale” rose to prominence, captivating female audiences across the country—I came across this piece:  “How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale‘ Became the Most Unintentionally Relevant Show Ever.” The premise of the claim? That in the era of Donald Trump, a show about “anti-bigotry, racism, sexism, ignorance, deception…

Ideological Supremacy and the Death of Freedom

I remember years ago when I walked into a fabric store with a friend, and noticed a throw blanket hung on the wall. It had Barack Obama’s face on it—and, rolling my eyes, I turned to my friend and said something to the effect of “Geez, that’s a little much; it’s like he’s some kind…

Ladies, Please Don’t Be Like Ashley Judd

Living in Mexico, I remember sticking out like a sore thumb. Blonde hair, blue eyes, VERY white—I was the epitome of obvious. I didn’t have a car, so to attend school (and later on teach preschool) I was often walking miles at a time or taking buses. That meant that for significant periods of the…