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5 reasons why I don’t want children

TweetAs a 27-year old woman who recently got engaged to her live-in partner, I get asked more than ever about whether or not I want to have children (or, more often, when I want to have children). I do not want to have children. I have never wanted to have children, and I doubt that [...]
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Happy Father’s Day weekend!

TweetOriginally posted at www.carlsonsalon.blogspot.com One of my favorite essays is Lisa Bloom’s “How to Talk to Little Girls.” In it, she describes the propensity for people to speak to little girls only about physical beauty (you’re so pretty! Isn’t that a cute dress?) at the expense of encouraging young girls’ intellectual development. She describes the problem: [...]
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Access to Parenthood: Canadian Couple May Lose Their Son Because They are Disabled

TweetI am commenting on this story. As a disabled woman I have been interested in the intersections of sexuality and disability for a long time. There are so many barriers beyond the physical when disabled people want to express themselves sexually. One of the biggest barriers is that it is still widely believed that disabled people [...]
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Occupy CPS on May Day with Oakland Occupy Patriarchy

TweetDespite the good intentions of some workers in the agency, Child Protective Services (CPS) is not what it claims. It does not do us a service, it does not protect our children, it does not create healthy environments for them. CPS is designed to enforce a so-called “normal” model of the family, actively punishing those of us who do [...]
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Ode to Mom

TweetI love my dads. I really do. I have been blessed with being related wonderful examples of exceptional human beings of both genders. But there has also been a lot in the news and media about motherhood from Rick Santorum’s disdain for single mothers, to “maverick Mom’s.” In these stories, I hear a lot about [...]
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