Mandy Patinkin Could Not Be Happier About Someone... →
I really wish Mandy Patinkin was this excited about my baby.
"There is a new dominatrix in town. And her name... →
Everything about Ariel Levy’s subtle takedown of Naomi Wolf is the best. Especially the part where she gets the phrase “rat pussy” into the New Yorker.
Perhaps This SHOULD Be The Stuff of Feminist...
Reading a New York Times campaign blog about feminism and the current election, I stumbled over this passage: The issue of how to find a “work-family balance” for working women continues to gain mainstream political traction, but that’s hardly the stuff of feminist manifestos. Calling it “work-family balance” makes it sound all cutesy and like it’s just some frivolous...
Prenatal Depression + Responding to Trolls
I wrote this series on prenatal depression for Slate. Here are parts 1 and 2. This was in many ways the most difficult project I’ve ever worked on. Not because the actual writing was hard. But because it was such a painful and personal period, and I worried about perpetuating stereotypes that pregnant women are crazy or incompetent. I also worried about prejudice I would potentially face...
What My Son's Disabilities Taught Me About 'Having... →
In an effort to make this tumblr less exclusively panda-related I am linking to this lovely essay by Marie Myung-Ok Lee about what her son’s profound disability has taught her about accepting and enjoying life as it is. This line, about the omnipresent Anne-Marie Slaughter having it all piece, made me laugh: “But the hidden heart of the article, I believe, is its hinting at that...
The Girls from Girls, Glamour (PDF) →
An essay I wrote including interviews with Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet from Glamour’s May, 2012 issue.