The Economy of Sex: Hugh Hefner, Harvey Weinstein, and the Marriage of Left-Right Liberalisms

The death of Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner in September drew accolades as well as critiques from, shall we say, some rather strange bedfellows.  Some on the left praised his support for civil rights (that is, he objectified black women too) and his more infamous role in the sexual revolution.  From the right, an editorial in The Federalist bizarrely misnamed his sense of personal entitlement as joie de vivre…

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Why victims don’t speak

The recent news and media frenzy regarding the predatory behavior of Harvey Weinstein and other prominent Hollywood figures leaves many of us with complicated emotions. Anger, disbelief, betrayal, and triggered memories of our own sexual trauma may surface as we read accounts of woman after woman being demeaned, attacked, assaulted, and violated. These things should…

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Introducing Ana Hidalgo Stooks: The Flagship Leader of Our Flagship Center

This is the first post in a series we will be sharing about the various Guiding Star Centers.  We hope that these pieces will shine a light on the incredible work the Guiding Star Project is doing across our country and illustrate our revolutionary vision for the future of women’s healthcare.   Ana Hidalgo Stooks…

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No Still Means No

October is filled with a veritable rainbow of awareness causes, including one that is particularly near and dear to my heart: Domestic Violence Awareness. In past years, I have written about  domestic violence as it relates to pregnancy  and support for survivors. This year, I would like to take the opportunity to discuss how sexual violence can play a…

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In the name of chocolate

I love the fall. Crisp cool weather.  Changing leaves.  Apple festivals.  Halloween. Especially Halloween. I have great memories of dressing up, running from house to house collecting as much candy as I could possibly get, and dumping the candy into a huge pile when I got home to trade it until I got just the right…

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A Child Abuse Story: Tami’s Side

Next week we are going to be running a five day series in honor of Child Abuse Awareness month. The story that we will be sharing was written by a woman named Tami Revering. She is going to tell you her story of severe postpartum depression and how it led her to abuse a child;…

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