What if we had women’s self-care kits available in vending machines in public restrooms? The Lady Business Self-Care Kit explores this idea, with smart packaging designed to be unobtrusive yet snappy. These kits would go beyond period supplies, into safer-sex supplies, pregnancy test kits, STI test kits, UTI relief kits, and more. This project is […]
If I Can’t Change My Conditioning, How Can I Expect Others To?
I’m fascinated by what makes people change their minds, as demonstrated in this post about a self-identified misogynist who ultimately became sympathetic to women’s positions. I like to see this process happening when people’s beliefs become more tolerant rather than going in the opposite direction, even though I recognize that these are subjective values. In […]
Japanese Vulva Censorship
This article on a Japanese artist recently crossed my screen, and it’s sadly sex-negative as well as ill-informed as to female body parts. In a sentence: Provocative Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, who has been arrested twice this year on charges related to her design for a kayak that incorporates a 3-D model of her genitals, […]
Cognitive Dissonance & Abstinence-Only Education (The Case for Sex Ed Part 1)
I’m kicking off a new blog post series called “The Case for Sex Ed.” In it, I’ll devote each post to a facet of the larger argument in favor of comprehensive, evidence-based sex education. This first post is about the cognitive dissonance inherent in abstinence-only educational programs (not to lose sight of the fact that these […]