Quick Hit: I’m Pro-Choice and I Vote!

RH Reality Check has a special feature this week – an election coverage package on choice. Dana Goldstein has the run down of pro-choicers running in Senate races, choice-related ballot initiatives, and everything else in between. Make sure to check it out!

RH Reality Check has a special feature this week – an election coverage package on choice. Dana Goldstein has the run down of pro-choicers running in Senate races, choice-related ballot initiatives, and everything else in ...

Marie Claire beauty editor: Shaving your face is “psychologically confusing”


“Now that I’ve shaved my face, I’m not sure about anything anymore!”
Marie Claire Beauty Director Ying Chu is answering beauty questions on MSN, and her advice is, uh, well…I’ll let you judge for yourself.

Q: Do models shave their faces? Their skin always looks so smooth!
A: Absolutely not, and you shouldn’t either. Face shaving is such a masculine act that it can be psychologically confusing to do as a woman. If you feel like you have excess hair on your face, try waxing, plucking, using depilatories, or laser hair removal. You can also ask your doctor for Vaniqa, a prescription cream that slows hair growth in about four to six weeks. But you shouldn’t obsess ...


“Now that I’ve shaved my face, I’m not sure about anything anymore!”
Marie Claire Beauty Director Ying Chu is answering beauty questions on MSN, and her advice is, uh, well…I’ll let you judge ...

Why I don’t like scientific studies about sexuality

It seems every few weeks there is another study about sexual difference and biology. I’ve written before about what bothers me about studies that talk about gender difference, and I similarly take issue with studies about sexuality and sexual orientation.
Why do they bug me? Because the premise behind studying the why of sexual difference is unfair. When we decide to look for the cause of queer sexual orientations to me that says “here we have a problem. let’s find the root cause!” Queer sexualities are not a problem, or an abnormality, or a disease that we need to cure.
The same goes for “why are you gay” discussions. I frankly find them offensive, because ...

It seems every few weeks there is another study about sexual difference and biology. I’ve written before about what bothers me about studies that talk about gender difference, and I similarly take issue ...

Bad-ass woman of the day: Moon Duchin

Moon Duchin, a 1993 Westinghouse finalist, is one cool woman. After Duchin’s success in high school, she went on to Harvard to study math and kick some patriarchal ass:

[B]ut even as she pursued a fairly traditional track for a promising young mathematician, she was becoming suspicious of the traditional great “Men of Mathematics” (to quote a famous book title) concept. “Does it hinge on specific people or is it inevitable it will come out that way?” she asks. The Great Man model of a genius working alone in his garret “started to seem like it was obscuring some of the important community aspects of mathematics, and like it was controlling who would even think to ...

Moon Duchin, a 1993 Westinghouse finalist, is one cool woman. After Duchin’s success in high school, she went on to Harvard to study math and kick some patriarchal ass:

[B]ut even as she pursued ...

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