I spent a little over five years living in Nevada, the only jurisdiction in the United States where prostitution is legal. Out of Nevada’s 16 counties, 10 counties permit brothel prostitution but only eight have active brothels. There are 21 active brothels in Nevada and yes, I have actually been inside of one. Let me … Continue reading Women’s History Month: What is sex work and why should feminists care about it?
Last night, Planned Parenthood President Dr. Lena Wen was the guest on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. As I watched, I realized I had a rather incomplete knowledge of the history of Planned Parenthood, so I went to the website and read the history…and I invite you to do the same here. As I … Continue reading Women’s History Month: What are the Puerto Rican pill trials?
When AMC premiered Mad Men in 2007, I was working for a boutique PR and marketing firm in Metro Las Vegas. As such, I faithfully tuned into the show to study mid-century Madison Avenue’s approach to advertising, drool over the era’s fashion and interior design, and to lust after Jon Hamm’s portrayal of Don Draper. … Continue reading Women’s History Month: What is second-wave feminism?