I almost didn’t go to the Women’s March

As a man, I almost didn’t go to the Women’s March. It was a rare Saturday that I had set aside to clean up the house in preparation for a small renovation project. The sky was grey and the air was damp. Spending hours standing outside in Northern Vermont in the middle of winter has limited appeal for most people. My oldest daughter Meika had traveled from...

The Political Power of Single American Women

All the Single Ladies, a new book by award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister, explores the history of social and economic change in America…through the lens of the single American woman. The bottom line is this: historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the result was noticeable social change – suffrage, abolition, and...

Over The Counter Pill = Justice

Despite the ongoing attacks on reproductive healthcare, with the New Year we are seeing some policies on women’s health care change for the better; California and Oregon will be providing birth control pills over the counter at pharmacies. Women who are at least 18 years can skip the mandatory doctor’s visit (consisting of pregnancy & STI testing before...

Sex And No Common Sense

We created a national crisis by not investing in birth control and family planning. We often do things that totally defy common sense, and when it comes to sex we’re often outright stupid. Where does this stupidity come from? The sources are many: our discomfort with the subject of sex, our failure to talk openly with our children, and pediatricians failing to...

Women and Condoms

Ok, as a man, this is a subject I only know a limited amount about. But what I do know is, it’s a damn shame that our culture has glorified the purchase of condoms by men and made women feel ashamed of doing the same thing.   Men are assumed to have gotten lucky if they find themselves out to purchase condoms, women are looked down upon as “easy” or...