Selected Writing


On Not Having Children

Childfree people aren't necessarily anti-natalists — and the differences are significant Salon
A Brief History of Bullying Women Into Having Babies Topic
Menopause Was the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me Self Magazine
Yes, I'm Perfectly Happy Without Kids Real Simple
Childfree Decisions Are Reproductive Rights Words of Choice
Childfree is a Legitimate Choice The Nib (co-created with Allyson Shwed) (Bonus: Hear it read aloud here)
The Outrage Against Childfree Women Is Real — And Needs To Stop Bust (co-written with Dr. Amy Blackstone
How I Learned That It's OK To Not Have Kids Flight and Scarlet

On Incel and Male Supremacy

The Misunderstood History of the Incel Movement Macleans Magazine (Canada)
The Misunderstood History of Incel Nerve

On Virginity and Female Sexuality

“Regenerating Hymens and Bloody Sheets: What’s Really Going On Down There?” Adios Barbie
Sexless in the City: The Truth About Adult Virgins Nerve
Inside the Mind of Elizabeth Raine, the Latest Woman to Auction Her Virginity on the Internet Nerve
“Seven Things Glee Gets Wrong About the First Time” Women & Hollywood
Lies My Bloody Sheets Told Me How To Lose Your Virginity blog
Women Feel Less Guilty About Sex, But Is That the Conversation We Need to Be Having?  How To Lose Your Virginity blog
On the Lies We Tell Young Men About Sex How To Lose Your Virginity blog
“Boys and Sex: Why Are They Waiting Longer for Their First Time?” Adios Barbie
Virginity Merchants Profit From Defining Women By Their Vaginas Talking Points Memo
Virginity in Movies Tribeca Films Blog
“Is There a Right Way to Lose Your Virginity? Skirt Magazine

On Arts & Culture

I Watched 50 Shades of Grey So You Don't Have To Ms. Magazine
“SARS? What SARS?” Chicago Tribune
Sundance Journal 2001 Chicago Tribune
Sundance Journal 2002 Trixie Films Blog
Sundance Journal 2003 Chicago Tribune
Sundance Journal 2004 Trixie Films Blog
Sundance Journal 2005 Trixie Films Blog
Sundance Journal 2007 Trixie Films Blog
Sundance Journal 2008 Film Independent Magazine
“Real women belong on film” Chicago Tribune
Rave On Book Review: “Woman: An Intimate Geography” by Natalie Angier Bitch Magazine
Was thirtysomething sexist or something? Girl With Pen