Forget Boner-Killing Bloody Vaginas: Childbirth Can Make Men Mentally-Ill

"Why Men Should NEVER Be At The Birth Of Their Child" blares the headline in today's Daily Mail. But if you assume that the accompanying story immediately launches into an appeal for a return to "modesty" and warnings about how witnessing childbirth can kill a man's libido, you'd be wrong. (That crops up in the third »4/16/08 12:30pm4/16/08 12:30pm

"There can be no female agency in Knocked Up, Waitress, and Juno — not because they are comedie

"There can be no female agency in Knocked Up, Waitress, and Juno — not because they are comedies, but because, in each scenario, unwanted pregnancy is the joke played (by God?) on the female lead. As the most successful of the preg protags, she who is Knocked Up is necessarily the most smacked down — the glass ceiling… »1/25/08 3:45pm1/25/08 3:45pm

Unlike Alveda King, I Am Neither "Reformed" Nor A Murderer

Not only is today Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, tomorrow marks the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade. (Erica Jong weighs in here.) And did you know that one of the most vocal abortion opponents is Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, self-described "reformed murderer" Alveda King? (King, seen above… »1/21/08 12:00pm1/21/08 12:00pm

Catholic Blowhard Says Women Seeking Or Having Abortions Should Get 15 Years To Life

Remember that video that posed the question to pro-lifers: "How much time should women spend in prison for having an abortion were it to be outlawed?" None of people protesting outside of abortion clinics could come up with a suitable answer. (One brainiac even said, "Well, that's between [the woman] and God.") Well, … »9/05/07 6:45pm9/05/07 6:45pm