Eleanor Bader: A Review of In Motion

In Motion provides a vivid glimpse of a world that no longer exists

Eleanor Bader: That’s Revolting

Edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore; Soft Skull Press, re-issue 2008, 360 pp.  Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is angry at a GLBT mainstream that s/he says is "centered more on obtaining straight privilege than challenging power." First, there’s gay marriage, the right to what s/he calls "state sanctioned Tiffany wedding bands and participatory patriarchy." Then there’s the Read more…

Eleanor Bader: Our Bodies, Ourselves Anniversary

V anessa Weeks counts herself among the lucky ones. The Roe v. Wade decision had been handed down six months earlier, in January 1973, allowing her to have a legal first-trimester abortion shortly after discovering that she was pregnant. At the time, Weeks was a teenager living with her devout Christian Scientist parents in Long Read more…

Eleanor Bader: Abstinence Only Education

D r. Kimber Haddix McKay, an anthropologist who teaches Human Sexuality at the University of Montana-Missoula, thought it would be a good idea to expose her students to those who promote sexual abstinence until marriage. “Since Montana accepts federal money for abstinence education, I thought I’d show the students what this means and who is Read more…

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