Category Archives: parenting

Hitched: What Does It Mean To Be A Wife?

In this week’s “Hitched” column for The Frisky, I wonder on the question, “What does it mean to be a wife?” For me, the term “wife” isn’t a necessarily positive one. And yet here I am on a one-way track … Continue reading

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“Universal” Fetal Alcohol Screening In Texas

I’ve got a piece up today on Reproductive Health Reality Check about state officials who want “universal” screening of pregnant women for alcohol use in an effort to combat Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. FAS is real, prevalent and scary, but I … Continue reading

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West Texas School Administrators See Literally No Connection Between Their Choice Of Sex Education And Teen Pregnancy Rates

This week is the release of the latest Mary Russell novel, Pirate King, a vintagey, feministy series that posits: what would happen if Sherlock Holmes had a brilliant young female protegĂ© (and later, wife) with whom he solved cases of … Continue reading

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Houston Judge Rules Gay Father Can’t Leave His Kids Alone With Any Man But A Relative

Out of Houston last week, this news of judicially-sanctioned crazy on a bench: William Flowers divorced his wife, with whom he had three kids, then married a dude, Jim. Flowers’ ex-wife keeps main custody of the kids, while Flowers has … Continue reading

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Surprise! Crisis Pregnancy Centers Don’t Separate Education, Religion

The Texas Independent reports today on violations ranging from fire safety to client privacy in Texas’ many “alternatives to abortion” contractors. You know them as crisis pregnancy centers, and also as one of the few state-funded programs that saw their … Continue reading

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Dallas Sports Columnist Can’t Be Asked To Watch Women’s Sports

Every so often, Richie Whitt, the sports columnist at the Dallas Observer and 105.3 The Fan radio personality, gives us another opportunity to wonder how he manages to draw two paychecks for spewing ignorant, sexist and only occasionally sports-related drivel … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

The things, they are happening: An SMU professor listens in, real-time-like, while parents spank their kids. Surprise! The cast of Bravo’s new Dallas-based “reality” show is full of football players and beauty queens. A letter to the editor in the … Continue reading

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