Knowing Our Bodies Means Better Public Policies (The Case for Sex Ed Part 9)

After taking a brief hiatus (moving in the middle of the semester is fun!) my blog post series making a case for sex education is back. In this post, I’d like to talk about the widespread ignorance and disgust around bodies – especially women’s bodies – that could easily be remedied by universal evidence-based sex education. […]

Stigma & Sexuality

If we define stigma as an undesirable identity that gets attributed to a person (often against their wishes), then it’s possible to explore the intersections of stigma and sexual identity, sexual acts, and so on. In this blog post I’ll describe some of these connections, and in an upcoming post, I’ll talk about why the stigma around […]

Abortion Exceptions and Medical Marijuana: An Uneasy Parallel

I was struck by a sense of unease when I saw the news that a Senate committee is backing legislation that would allow VA (Veterans Affairs) doctors to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. I’m in favor of legalizing medical marijuana for a host of reasons (harm reduction primary among them), but this seemed weird […]