Nov 9, 2012 by Lauren
I couldn’t help but notice the sheer volume of grace displayed in the face of political defeat by my pro-Romney friends. Maybe I just have awesome friends. Because, unfortunately, that grace is far from universal. In fact, there seems to be a whole lot of rage out there, much of it stemming from some pretty big misconceptions about Obama supporters. Fear not, I’m here to dispel these misconceptions. 1. Makers…
May 10, 2012 by Lauren
Call it what you will, Barack Obama will go down in history as the first president to openly endorse full equality for the LGBT community. He even used the term LGBT in the interview he gave on the subject, which, honestly, filled me with joy. I can’t recall any other national political figure embracing the term so openly. Whether his newly voiced position represents a true “evolution” or is, in…
Mar 26, 2012 by Lauren | 16 comments
Greetings readers and the reading-curious! I’ll be in fabulous NYC this week to take part in David Levithan’s NYC Teen Author Festival. For those of you who don’t know David, he’s the genius who delivered Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games to the world. As part of the general celebration of all things dystopian, I’ll be speaking on a panel called Things Fall Apart: World Building and World Destroying in YA,…
Mar 9, 2012 by Lauren
Apparently my three part feminist manifesto (or womanifesto as someone cleverly termed it) was a bit too vague for some people. Funny, because I thought I was making myself clear. But apparently the Arizona Senate believes it’s OK to permit doctors to withhold information about a pregnant woman’s fetus if said doctor feels that to reveal such information might lead the woman to seek an abortion. So, if, for example,…
Mar 5, 2012 by Lauren | 16 comments
Recent events have demonstrated that some members of our society have gotten the impression that they can hurl me and my sisters back to the dark ages. In short: nuh-uh. I shall elaborate. 1. To religious leaders: Any organization that consistently threatens women’s freedom, health or privacy will no longer be given a free pass simply because its philosophy is rooted in religion. Magical thinking is no excuse for corrupting…