got the message?

Hey you. Yes, you. You reading this. I’ve got a bone to pick with you. Why? Because you- again, yes, YOU- are systematically destroying the lives and souls of millions…

Regaining the “Fucks”

I’m sure that, by now, our readers around the world have gotten an earful about U.S. Congressman Todd Aiken and his unbelievably medieval remarks about rape and biology. I’ve spent the…

In times of disaster: A reflection

I usually use this space to focus on issues of sex, sexuality, safety, and feminist politics. These are usually the most pressing things occupying my mind on any given day….

You Don’t Get to Tell Me How I Feel

The same-sex marriage/civil union/domestic partnership kerfluffle that’s been rocking the U.S. lately has been dredging up the good, the bad, and the ugly in a lot of social discourse. President…

Politics, Politics, Politics

Dia ar sábháil! Since my article a few weeks back about vaginal protests and politicians attempting to legislate idiocy, very few things have changed. We have some victories- such as…

"Sometimes I'm glad I became a social worker. Other times I wish I had simply become a ninja."

Independence in the Land of Conservatism

I’ve written previously about my brushes with values conflicts in Colorado, so I’ll try not to repeat myself. The simple summary is that I’m a radical, queer-rights-loving, abortion-rights-supporting, sex-positive person…

A Multilingual Easter

The first Easter I celebrated away from my family was during my undergraduate years at McGill. Lent and its culmination, Holy Week, had always been important features of my faith,…

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Snatchels

    I have a long history of struggling with strong feelings for my country and trying to balance my loathing for its incredible capacity for stupidity with a deep…

Up On the Table

“Try angling it down,” the dark-haired woman suggested to her student. The student maneuvered a bit, then said, “Is that it?” Both women peered in close, their heads nearly touching…

In Flux

As the last beads clattered to the sidewalks in New Orleans in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, millions of Catholics woke up and began their forty-day celebration of Lent….

Violence and victimization

There’s a new law proposed in my dear old home state of New Hampshire that has me rather riled up. This is saying something, especially given that I’ve been distracted…

Healthy Options

On January 20th, American news media started reporting that the Obama administration has decided to expand preventative care for (cis) women around the country. By 2013, health insurance plans must…