Articles & Essays

2015 - 2013

This Is What a Feminist Looks Like , MORE magazine, September 2015

This Is What a Feminist Looks Like, MORE magazine, September 2015

Short Takes: Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist , Signs Journal, June 2015

Short Takes: Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, Signs Journal, June 2015

The Legacy of Campus Rape , MORE magazine, February 2015

The Legacy of Campus Rape,
MORE magazine,
February 2015

Excerpt: We Do! American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality,   The National Memo, February 2014

Excerpt: We Do! American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality, 
The National Memo,
February 2014


2012 - 2008

The Soapbox: The Thing That Is Funny About Rape  The Frisky , 7/30/12

The Soapbox: The Thing That Is Funny About Rape
The Frisky, 7/30/12

The Soapbox: I’ve Been a Single Mom and Rick Santorum Can Kiss My Ass  The Frisky , 3/14/12

The Soapbox: I’ve Been a Single Mom and Rick Santorum Can Kiss My Ass
The Frisky, 3/14/12

We’re Not Sorry. Still.  On The Issues , 2012

We’re Not Sorry. Still.
On The Issues, 2012

I Had an Abortion… And I’m Not Ashamed to Share My Experience  Babble , 1/30/12

I Had an Abortion… And I’m Not Ashamed to Share My Experience
Babble, 1/30/12

The Two of Us, When One Toddles  The New York Times , 8/25/11

The Two of Us, When One Toddles
The New York Times, 8/25/11

From Dating a Woman To Marrying a Man  Harper's Bazaar , April 2011

From Dating a Woman To Marrying a Man
Harper's Bazaar, April 2011

Rave On: Jennifer Baumgardner on The Girls Who Went Away  Bitch , 7/14/09

Rave On: Jennifer Baumgardner on The Girls Who Went Away
Bitch, 7/14/09

Fashion Statement  Wondertime.com , September 2008

Fashion Statement
Wondertime.com, September 2008

My Unexpected Family  Real Simple,  March 2008

My Unexpected Family
Real Simple, March 2008

Remembering Barbara Seaman  Huffington Post , 2/27/08

Remembering Barbara Seaman
Huffington Post, 2/27/08

A Woman in the White House  Huffington Post , 2/15/08

A Woman in the White House
Huffington Post, 2/15/08

2007-2006

A Million Ways to Save the World 12/17/07

A Million Ways to Save the World
12/17/07

Fruitopia  Gay Utopia , December 2007

Fruitopia
Gay Utopia, December 2007

Coming Home  Redbook Magazine , May 2007

Coming Home
Redbook Magazine, May 2007

Why More Girls are Dating...Girls  Glamour Magazine , March 2007

Why More Girls are Dating...Girls
Glamour Magazine, March 2007

Infant Industry: St. Elmo’s Fire: Under the Fuzzy Suit Beats a Heart of Gold  Babble , 3/28/07

Infant Industry: St. Elmo’s Fire: Under the Fuzzy Suit Beats a Heart of Gold
Babble, 3/28/07

Would You Pledge Your Virginity to Your Father?  Glamour Magazine , February 2007

Would You Pledge Your Virginity to Your Father?
Glamour Magazine, February 2007

Breast Friends  Babble , 1/22/07

Breast Friends
Babble, 1/22/07

Doing The Right Thing  Time Out NY Kids , January 2006

Doing The Right Thing
Time Out NY Kids, January 2006

Is your love doomed? Ask your friends!  Glamour Magazine , 2006

Is your love doomed? Ask your friends!
Glamour Magazine, 2006

This Could Be Your State  Jane , August 2006

This Could Be Your State
Jane, August 2006

 
 

2005

Feminism Is a Failure, and Other Myths  Alternet , 11/17/05

Feminism Is a Failure, and Other Myths
Alternet, 11/17/05

Trouble in Numbers: The Stigma of the Second Abortion  Nerve , 11/15/05

Trouble in Numbers: The Stigma of the Second Abortion
Nerve, 11/15/05

When Mom and Dad Don’t Know Best  Alternet , 9/28/05

When Mom and Dad Don’t Know Best
Alternet, 9/28/05

Dangerous Drinks  Teen Vogue , January 2005

Dangerous Drinks
Teen Vogue, January 2005

Giving Women Room to Exhale 2005

Giving Women Room to Exhale
2005

 
 
 

2004-2003

Stop Crying, Start Working  The Nation , 11/20/04

Stop Crying, Start Working
The Nation, 11/20/04

One Women, One Vote co-authored with Amy Richards,  Mother Jones , 7/14/04

One Women, One Vote co-authored with Amy Richards,
Mother Jones, 7/14/04

Preface  All The Power , 5/1/04

Preface
All The Power, 5/1/04

We're Not Sorry, Charlie  The Nation , 2/2/04

We're Not Sorry, Charlie
The Nation, 2/2/04

Aural History  Bitch Magazine , 2004

Aural History
Bitch Magazine, 2004

Roe In Rough Waters  The Nation , 2/10/03

Roe In Rough Waters
The Nation, 2/10/03

The Number One Question About Feminism  Feminist Studies , 2003

The Number One Question About Feminism
Feminist Studies, 2003

 

2002-2000

When In Rome...  The Nation , 12/2/02

When In Rome...
The Nation, 12/2/02

That Seventies Show  Dissent Magazine , 2002

That Seventies Show
Dissent Magazine, 2002

Is This Woman, A Sexual Predator?  Elle Magazine  , 2002

Is This Woman, A Sexual Predator?
Elle Magazine, 2002

Saying Something About Today's Feminism  Gloria , 9/13/02

Saying Something About Today's Feminism
Gloria, 9/13/02

An Open Letter About Emergency Contraception, co-authored with Katha Pollitt  The Nation , 9/2/02

An Open Letter About Emergency Contraception, co-authored with Katha Pollitt
The Nation, 9/2/02

Winona LaDuke  Ms. Magazine , April 2001

Winona LaDuke
Ms. Magazine, April 2001

The Pro-Choice PR Problem  The Nation, 3/5/01

The Pro-Choice PR Problem
The Nation, 3/5/01

Jennifer Baumgardner  Ms. Magazine , February 2001

Jennifer Baumgardner
Ms. Magazine, February 2001

Why The Female Eunuch? 2001

Why The Female Eunuch?
2001

Burden Of Proof  Harper's Magazine , 2001

Burden Of Proof
Harper's Magazine, 2001

The Accidental Ghetto January 2001

The Accidental Ghetto
January 2001

Fargo, North Dakota  New Music , July 2000

Fargo, North Dakota
New Music, July 2000

When Good Girls Go Bad  Maxim , January 2000

When Good Girls Go Bad
Maxim, January 2000

What Does Rape Look Like?  The Nation , 1/3/00

What Does Rape Look Like?
The Nation, 1/3/00

The Wage Gap  Z Magazine , May 2000

The Wage Gap
Z Magazine, May 2000

The Arc of Joan  Nerve , August 2000

The Arc of Joan
Nerve, August 2000

Radical Procedures 2000

Radical Procedures
2000

Kathleen Hanna  Rockrgrl , November 2000

Kathleen Hanna
Rockrgrl, November 2000

In Our Time: Review 2000

In Our Time: Review
2000

For Women Only! Review 2000

For Women Only! Review
2000

Every 12 Seconds  Marie Claire , 2000

Every 12 Seconds
Marie Claire, 2000

Electric, Honey  Rockrgrl , November 2000

Electric, Honey
Rockrgrl, November 2000

A Day Without Feminism  Independent Weekly , 11/15/00

A Day Without Feminism
Independent Weekly, 11/15/00

Does Your Boyfriend Own a Gun?  Mademoiselle , 2000

Does Your Boyfriend Own a Gun?
Mademoiselle, 2000

The Bedroom Interview with Amy Ray  Nerve , 2/15/00

The Bedroom Interview with Amy Ray
Nerve, 2/15/00

Abortion-On Occasion, With Apologies  Z Magazine , September 2000

Abortion-On Occasion, With Apologies
Z Magazine, September 2000

Soapbox: Know where your gyno learned how to do abortions?  Jane , November 2000

Soapbox: Know where your gyno learned how to do abortions?
Jane, November 2000

 

1999-

Women's Music 101  Z Magazine , September 1999

Women's Music 101
Z Magazine, September 1999

Even our own Ms. Pratt thought the ERA was a dated subject.  Jane Magazine , October 1999

Even our own Ms. Pratt thought the ERA was a dated subject.
Jane Magazine, October 1999

A Bookstore of One's Own  Jane Magazine , October 1999

A Bookstore of One's Own
Jane Magazine, October 1999

Gutsy Woman of the Month  Jane Magazine , August 1999

Gutsy Woman of the Month
Jane Magazine, August 1999

Women's Health 911  Glamour Magazine , June 1999

Women's Health 911
Glamour Magazine, June 1999

Make Men Go To The Gyno  Glamour Magazine , April 1999

Make Men Go To The Gyno
Glamour Magazine, April 1999

Why Not Elizabeth Dole  The Nation , 4/12/99

Why Not Elizabeth Dole
The Nation, 4/12/99

Thanks, Mr. Lady  Jane Magazine , 1999

Thanks, Mr. Lady
Jane Magazine, 1999

'A', My Name is Alice  MAMM Magazine , January 1999

'A', My Name is Alice
MAMM Magazine, January 1999

Immaculate Contraception  The Nation , 1/25/99

Immaculate Contraception
The Nation, 1/25/99

How To Find a Shrink January 1999

How To Find a Shrink
January 1999

In Defense of Monica  The Nation , 12/21/98

In Defense of Monica
The Nation, 12/21/98

Friends and Lovers December 1998

Friends and Lovers
December 1998

Science + Corporate Bucks = Health Revolution?  Ms. Magazine , June 1998

Science + Corporate Bucks = Health Revolution?
Ms. Magazine, June 1998

Miss America  Jane Magazine , April 1998

Miss America
Jane Magazine, April 1998

Women of the Year Indigo Girls & Winona LaDuke  Ms. Magazine , February 1998

Women of the Year Indigo Girls & Winona LaDuke
Ms. Magazine, February 1998

New Way to Vent About Men  Glamour Magazine , 1997

New Way to Vent About Men
Glamour Magazine, 1997

Feminist Memoir Project Review 1997

Feminist Memoir Project Review
1997

Could You Help a Child Thrive? Meet Three Women Who Tried 1997

Could You Help a Child Thrive? Meet Three Women Who Tried
1997

Breast Cancer Update  Out Magazine , November 1997

Breast Cancer Update
Out Magazine, November 1997

Rerun 2: After the Prom  The Nation , 10/20/97

Rerun 2: After the Prom
The Nation, 10/20/97

Freaky Momma, Interview with bjork. 1996

Freaky Momma, Interview with bjork.
1996

Bold Type: Witchy Woman  Ms. Magazine , 1995

Bold Type: Witchy Woman
Ms. Magazine, 1995