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Dilemmas of Desire, Deborah Tolman

In Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk about Sexuality, developmental psychologist Deborah Tolman examines the cultural messages around female sexuality through one-on-one interviews with adolescent girls. Tolman is co-founder of SPARK, an intergenerational, girl-fueled movement-building organization dedicated to challenging the … Continue reading

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This Girl Is on Fire.

Meryl Streep and Hilary Clinton snap photos with Meryl’s iPhone at the Kennedy Center State Dinner, Saturday December 1st in Washington D.C Smile! Eh, not bad you look better. Source.

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The Glamorous Lure of Hollywood Violence

  Published by the Women’s Media Center It is tempting to view the recent string of violent massacres in our country as senseless, isolated incidents perpetrated by troubled individuals. When we view the shootings through this lens, we absolve ourselves … Continue reading

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Why Bad Sex Is Good—On HBO’s “Girls”

Published by the Women’s Media Center The new HBO series “Girls” chronicles the experiences of four girlfriends living in New York City. So comparisons to “Sex and the City”—that other HBO series that chronicled four women living in NYC—were inevitable. … Continue reading

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State-Sanctioned Shaming and the Battle for Reproductive Rights

My piece from last month, published by the Women’s Media Center and Moms Rising.  For almost all American women, reproductive rights are not mere fodder for political debate. Rather, they encompass highly personal decisions. Do I want to get pregnant? Do I … Continue reading

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Stone Butch Blues, Leslie Feinberg

Stone Butch Blues is a novel by activist and author Leslie Feinberg and tells the story of Jess Goldberg, a Jewish girl growing up in 1960s Buffalo, NY. From a young age, Jess is confronted with the question, “boy or … Continue reading

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