I was a “responsible” teenager. Before my high school boyfriend and I had sex, I insisted on him wearing a condom. We read the directions on the packaging as we lay next to each other in our underwear. I’d had no other sexual partners and I trusted that he was disease-free. I believed that his … Continue reading Women’s History Month: What exactly is the history of abortion in America?
Last night, my three-year-old son O.C. buttoned his four-button pajama top all by himself. I celebrated this toddler milestone as if he’d simultaneously cured cancer, HIV and the common cold. Since becoming a mom, I’ve learned that these moments are what parenting is all about: watching someone grow, learn, adapt and blossom. Don’t get me … Continue reading Women’s History Month: What is being done about America’s maternal mortality rate?
“Why can’t you play without messing your hair or losing your barrettes?” “Ladies never have dirt beneath their finger nails.” “You need to know how to be able to cook for a man if you want to be with a man.” “Where is the slip for you dress and why are you dressed THAT way?” … Continue reading Women’s History Month: What makes a woman a woman?