Because obvs women aren’t in charge lolz

Okay, there’s already a pile of responses to Mike Huckabee’s LIBIDOFFENSE 2014. But having now heard Allen West’s “thoughtful” additions, I have to ask: Can we talk about how even the language used by conservatives constantly excludes women from positions of influence, placing them at the mercy of (male) lawmakers? Exhibit A, Huckabee: “[W]omen are…

Perhaps We’ll Be Totally Harmless.*

But consider our vibrant bass for details, The drums on the mass – on the rush – of emotion This lust for threading needles through the story For the chance to recognize what we can’t argue with Again. How we’ve been socialized to respect fear to be responsible for the corner, for a place to…

sometimes, “staying together for the kids” needs to suck it

Note: I’m in a (long!) marriage that I love, and I don’t have kids. That said: Many of my friends are contemplating divorce. And I’ve noticed that, when kids are involved, a super-sized ever-present argument gets touted about how parents should “stick it out for the kids.” If you’ve experienced a more nuanced approach to divorce with…

Dear Parents. Stop Saying Miley Was Degrading Herself.

Okay. It’s true that many women who use their bodies to make money ARE degraded, by others or themselves. It’s true that many women don’t have a choice in this, and/or don’t believe they’re worth anything “better.” And our desire to change the socio-cultural situation for the benefit of such women is admirable, and necessary….