On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Charlottesville White Supremacists Face Federal Charges

The four men charged were “among the most violent individuals present in Charlottesville“ at the Unite the Right rally in 2017.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Brett Kavanaugh Hearing

Yesterday was…a lot. Read more »

Champagne, Sequins, and Male Tears: "Z" Season One Roundtable for Two

Z follows the Fitzgeralds through their bumpy marriage, their flapper-artist lifestyle, and party after party after party. Read more »

"Midwest Farmer's Daughter" Makes Good: Singer Margo Price's Golden Year

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this generation’s Tammy Wynette, you’ll be pleased to know that the wait is finally over. Read more »

Ask Bear: I Don't Drink. Should I Start?

A reader wonders if they’re missing out—but worries about spiraling into addiction. Read more »

The CDC's New Alcohol Guidelines Treat Women as "Pre-Pregnant"

What year is this, again? The agency recommends that doctors tell sexually active women to refrain from drinking or get on birth control. Read more »

How Well-Intentioned Public Health Campaigns Can Wind Up Shaming Women

In sci-fi classic The Handmaid’s Tale, women’s bodies are controlled and seriously policied by society.  We can all agree that fetal alcohol syndrome is a tragedy. But although American public awareness campaigns about the dangers of drinking while pregnant have good... Read more »

Lady Liquor: I'll Tell You When I've Had Enough!

Stories of self-censorship in the media are sadly common; here’s one that’s relevant to what I tried to do with this series. Years ago, Barry Lopez addressed an environmental philosophy class at my alma mater and I cornered him later to ask him some questions about journalism. He said... Read more »

Lady Liquor: Drugs, Alcohol, Moral Panics, and Children as Property

  Wait a minute! Wait a minute! It turns out! Women drink too! Sometimes they even drink faster or more than men, according to a charmingly colloquially written science... Read more »

Lady Liquor: Storming the Sazerac and Sipping In

  I’ve asserted several times in this series that bars were, traditionally, male spaces. It wasn’t until checking Christine Sismondo’s phenomenal history America Walks Into a Bar out from my... Read more »

Lady Liquor: Competitive drinking, in college and after

In college, I lived in a co-op – on-campus, owned by the university and so-called because rather than rely on the custodial service that cleaned the other campus buildings, we divvied cleaning tasks among ourselves. It was cheaper to live there than in the dorms or off-campus. There were several... Read more »