30 Day Sexy Lie Cleanse
The new campus anti-rape movement is the latest effort in a longstanding struggle against sexual violence in the U.S. that African-American women initiated more than a century ago.
Last Thursday, Republican Representative and Tea Party favorite, Joe Walsh (R-Ill), told reporters that when it comes to abortion, “there’s no such exception as life of the mother” because of “advances in science and technology.” This astounding claim was news to the medical community. Walsh joins the ranks of some other prominent Republican men who don’t understand… Continue reading The Science of Lady Parts and the GOP
This is the second part in a series about how girls and women can navigate a culture that treats them like sex objects. (Part 1). After nearly three decades, the feminist “sex wars” are back. This fiery debate from the 1980s pitted radical feminists who claimed that female sexual objectification is dehumanizing against feminists concerned about legal and… Continue reading Sexual Objectification, Part 2: The Harm
Magic Mike is “wildly overperforming” because women and gay men are going to see it in droves. Thank you Hollywood executives for finally noticing that there’s plenty of money to be made off of heterosexual female and gay male sexuality. Magic Mike purports to be a movie that caters to het women, and while it does provide a highly unusual… Continue reading Magic Mike: Old Sexism in a New Package
After Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law school student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” for believing that insurance should cover the cost of birth control, pundits on the right and left quickly pointed out that liberal media figures have also used sexist slurs. I have perhaps written more than anyone about the use of sexist… Continue reading Rush Limbaugh’s 20 Year War on Women
Demand #8 from the Occupy Wall Street list of demands is a call for a “gender equal rights amendment,” a good sign that OWS is thinking about inequality in all its various forms. This sentiment seems to be lost on (supposedly) liberal filmmaker, Steven Greenstreet, whose past work includes documentaries about the Mormon influence in passing Proposition 8 and the… Continue reading “Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street”: Really?
“Let’s just say, I don’t know a little girl who didn’t lie to her daddy.”
I traveled to Silsbee, Texas five times in the past six months, with conservative blogger Brandon Darby, to investigate why, despite the volume of evidence, a grand jury did not indict two football players accused of raping a high school cheerleader (who was later kicked off the squad for refusing to cheer for one of… Continue reading A Cheerleader’s Rape in a Small Texas Town: Part II