It’s rare for media to provide a multi-dimensional portrait of sex workers. It’s even rarer when it comes from a media outlet responsible for such titles as Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.
In case you are one of those TL;DR kind of people, here’s a quick summary: Trayvon Martin’s case is continuing to get people talking but so far not much more; things are terrible in the world, especially in Syria, at funerals, and for Susan Powell; some basketball happened; people won a crapton of money; the Republican primary is coming to a head (but don’t use that kind of language around republicans); the individual mandate is being debated.
I never wanted to be someone’s mother. In fact, until a few years ago, the very thought of pregnancy made me collapse with anxious dry-heaves. I was happy to have my dogs and to enjoy my niece and nephew. But giving birth and having babies myself straight up grossed me out and made me panic. Until I changed my mind. Read More There are Many Choices You Can Make: Or, How I Changed My Mind About Having a Baby
This week’s Takedown comes in the form of a picture. A friend of mine joined the group “Occupy Breastfeeding,” which seemed like an interesting topic, seeing as my kid is practically old enough to drive and refuses to give up the boob. I was hoping it might be a support group for women whose kids stage sit-ins against weaning. But no. It wasn’t. Read More Takedown: ‘Tis the C-son.