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…

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…

5 Lies Modern Feminism Teaches Our Little Girls

There’s absolutely nothing, nothing as relaxing for me than to curl up with a cup of tea and a really good classic movie. One of my favorites came on the other day: “Giant.” It’s a film about Texas cattle man Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) who meets and marries a girl back east (Elizabeth Taylor), and…

A Glimpse into Liberal Tolerance

I remember the very first time I got hate mail for something I wrote. I was 16 and had just landed a gig as a junior columnist at a local newspaper. I wrote about everything from school issues to exchange programs and cultural profiles—by and large it was pretty chill, uncontroversial stuff. I was so…