Monthly Archives: February 2012

A modest proposal: the case for fair trade porn

This post was originally published at Huffingtonpost.com.  It was also published, in a slightly different form, in the Boston Globe. We have fair trade coffee and humanely raised pork. So why can’t we create a market for ethically sourced pornography? … Continue reading

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Do We Have a Problem Defining Our Problems?

This post was originally published at Time.com In January, the FBI announced that it is finally updating its ancient definition of rape to conform to a more thorough understanding of sexual assault. While many states have already adapted their criminal codes, decades … Continue reading

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What do women want? The cinematic wasteland of female fantasy

This was originally posted at Huffingtonpost.com as part one of a three-part series. Note to reader: This is the long-form essay on which the Time.com Twilight column was based.  Cinematic wasteland… part one O, wherefore art thou, Gregory Peck? On … Continue reading

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Women’s health not just about breasts

This post was first published at CNN.com (CNN) — If you travel to the island of Delos in Greece, you might be surprised to visit ruins dominated by statues of gigantic stone penises. Even in its ancient, mythological context, it’s jarring … Continue reading

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