Men, we need to talk

Time to dust of the old blog, because there’s some shady shit going down. The leaked SCOTUS draft was enough to bring me out of my pandemic-induced ennui, so let’s go. First, if you haven’t already done so, please look up your local abortion fund at the National Network of Abortion Funds. Organizations need money more than anything, because when Roe is overturned, 26 trigger states will immediately limit or eliminate access to abortion. Women of color, poor women, and young women/girls will need help either obtaining pills for medical abortions or will need transportation and lodging in states that […]

TMI

Women’s bodies are mysterious and gross according to Western cultural taboos. You would think that in a female dominated profession such as librarianship, these topics would feel less threatening to discuss when necessary, but in the drive to act more like men in the workplace (a common mistake among well-meaning feminists) we’ve simply devised new devices┬áto hide our biology: tampons, menstrual cups, breast pumps. I admit that I’m as guilty as anyone of trying to hide my biology most of the time, and I won’t argue against the freedom these devices give to women. Sometimes, it’s impossible to hide your […]