Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Texas Observer‘s Gynecological Cover

The Texas Observer‘s “getting a lot of feedback” about their most recent cover illustration. I think it’s kind of awesome. I think it could have been done without the cover lines and been even more powerful. Full disclosure, I am … Continue reading

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Hitched: Are Wedding Presents Just A Reward?

In this week’s Hitched column for The Frisky, I wonder whether wedding registries are even needed any more. I also get really fucking excited about the trampoline our wedding party bought us. But I don’t think we can ignore the phenomenon … Continue reading

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Best Angry Stripper Tweet Ever


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BREAKING: Woman Holds Down Two Jobs

Breaking news out of Houston: a freelance writer holds down several jobs. Writer Richard Connelly–the same genius who brought the world the “Top 10 Hottest Female Sex Offenders” list, so you know he’s a super cool, progressive, thoughtful dude–discovered that … Continue reading

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Picking Apart Rick Perry’s WHP Claims: Surprise! He’s Playing Politics With Women’s Health.

This week for RH Reality Check, I look at two questions, one of which is more infuriating than the other. The first is, what will Texas’ new state-funded WHP look like? The second is, Can Rick Perry tell the fucking … Continue reading

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Hitched: Should We Go To Premarital Counseling?

This week in my Hitched column for The Frisky, I discover the wonders and horrors of premarital counseling, which in Texas is really, really recommended by the State, especially if you are a Christian person: Is the point of “Twogether … Continue reading

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Can You Throw An Affordable Wedding In The Age Of The WIC?

In this week’s Hitched column for The Frisky, I ask the question: can you actually have an affordable capital-W-wedding in the age of the Wedding Industrial Complex? Because Patrick and I sure are trying. I assumed it couldn’t be that hard … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Texas Women’s Health Program

By the end of April, the Texas Women’s Health Program will either be a thing of the past or a shadow of its former self, as I report today for No matter what any Republican tells you, the Obama … Continue reading

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I’m On San Francisco Public Radio Today!

If you’re in San Francisco, tune into 91.7 FM for Your Call at 10 am today, wherein I’ll be on the radio show talking about reproductive rights, joined by Jodi Jacobson from Reproductive Health Reality Check. You can also listen … Continue reading

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I love my dad, but I don’t want him to give me away.

In this week’s Hitched column for The Frisky, I write about how I understand that people see the “giving away” part of a wedding ceremony as adorable and sweet, but for me, it’s too rooted in traditions of ownership to … Continue reading

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