FeminismMedia & TechnologyParenting StylesPregnancy & ChildbirthSex & GenderSex and Sexuality

NY Post Is Wrong About Beyoncé

Naomi Schaefer Riley is no Beyoncé fan. According to Riley’s New York Post opinion piece, not only does Beyoncé have no business being a goddess, but there is only one way Beyoncé should view her pregnant body, and that’s with embarrassment. Riley has lots of opinions about celebrities. In the past, she’s called …

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LGBTQSex & Gender

Transgender Questions (2): physical transitions – getting the personal questions out of the way

In the first installment of this series, I mentioned my basic approach to and motivations for writing these posts. Just as a reminder, though, this series is intended for general, non-trans* readers, although I absolutely welcome readers who know more than I do on the topic, and hope that you …

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Grounded Pregnancy: It’s Okay to Not Be Beautiful

Content note: TMI, bodily functions, societal standards of beauty, fat shaming, bodily autonomy I was taking a break from throwing up and arguing with people on the internet when I saw it – an image of a woman standing by her hospital bed eating a meal, wearing only a pair of post partum …

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LGBTQSex & Gender

Transgender Questions (1): terminology and basics

I’d like to preface this new series by acknowledging that it is intended for general, non-trans* readers (although I absolutely welcome readers who know more than I do on the topic, and hope that you will feel free to give me feedback, corrections and suggestions!) I am not trans*. My …

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Dissipating Ghosts and Having a Transgender Child

Have you ever had the experience of walking into a dim room and seeing something that doesn’t make sense at first, a shadow, a light, a movement? Maybe there’s even an odd sound, or a deeper silence than seems usual. And in that split second between unconsciously noticing that something …

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Middle School Is Coming and I Am Freaking the Fuck Out

Next year I will have a kid in middle school. I’m entering a whole new stage of parenthood and I am freaking the fuck out. All the most terrifying things are looming — drugs, porn, drinking, driving and sex — and they could all hit at once like a hurricane. Like tomorrow …

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Top Five Reasons Why Dating a Feminist is Hard

Some nights when I am drinking from my mug of male tears and blogging about rape culture and abortion rights, I contemplate how hard it must be to date a feminist. Why even try? Is it worth it? Seems like a lot of work.        Top five reasons why dating …

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Ages 10-12 (Tween)Ages 13-17 (Teen)Media & TechnologySex and Sexuality

Facebook Bikini Hullabaloo and Raising Kids Without Shame

Last month a blog entry titled “My husband Doesn’t need to see your Boobs” kept appearing in my news feed accompanied by conservative praise, and liberal mocking.  The writer was a conservative Christian woman who wanted other women to stop posting pictures of themselves in bikinis because it was ruining her marriage. Some …

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Weekend Reads: Chores and RPGs, Team Hoyt, Sex after Kids, etc

Hello hello!  Hoping you all are gearing up for an excellent weekend.  April 19th has always been an interesting day for me, because it’s how I always remember how many joules are in a calorie.  I was an engineering major, what can I say. Enough about my geekiness, lets find …

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Ages 6-9EducationSex and Sexuality

Revealing the Big Secret

The boys hadn’t really been asking about sex, but sometimes it would come up indirectly. For example, “sexy” is a banned word at D’s school, and during his kindergarten year, he asked me what it meant. “Ummm… It means you’re so good looking that someone wants to kiss you.” My …

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