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Raising Trouble

Sex differences are a source of ribald glee around our house. It's gender that's perplexing. Read more »

Reproductive Writes: Breaking The Bond

ABC News has uncovered an as-yet-unreleased report from the California Department of Health that shows that the number of maternal deaths in the US has tripled in the last decade. Read more »

On the Map: Furious French Feminists Say Debt Campaign is Tr

In a new campaign advertising a €35 billion loan the French government is taking out, the nationalistically symbolic Marianne is depicted as barefoot and pregnant. Who thought that was a good idea? Read more »

Reproductive Writes: A Pregnant Pause

Celine Dion stares at us from the front page of People this week. 'My Private Hell' the headline shouts, without a hint of irony. There's been nothing private about Celine Dion's IVF treatments in pursuit of a second child. '... Read more »

Hitting the Small Time: Pop culture's suddenly full of tweeniuses - but why are they all boys?

Perhaps you've heard of 10-year-old Alec Greven, the author of a series of self-help tomes like How to Talk to Dads and How to Talk to Santa. The wee guru has appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Today show, CNN, The Tonight Show, and Good Morning America. In December 2008, Twentieth... Read more »

Control Womb: Are iPhone apps the new fertility specialists?

Want to get pregnant? There's an app for that. Want to not get pregnant? There's an app for that, too (and no, it's not condoms). Want to know why you're so damn moody? There's—yep—an app for that. They could be considered the Our Bodies, Ourselves for the tech-savvy... Read more »

Reproductive Writes: The Model Home Birth

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen gave birth recently. Usually the gossip magazines will move from reporting the baby's name to detailing the mother's baby-weight shedding exercise and diet regime in the course of a week, but this time... Read more »

Reproductive Writes: The Baby-Makers

Barely a week goes by without a new cautionary tale for would-be mothers making newspaper headlines. This last week, there were two. Read more »

The Biotic Woman: Reclaiming "Cow"

If you're reading the Bitch blog, chances are you've decided that you aren't too terribly offended by the b-word. But what about the c-word? In contemplating the state of modern environmental issues and food politics, I'm thinking that it might be time to reclaim the big C—cow. Read more »

The Biotic Woman: Talking to Ruby Roth

You don't have to be a full time animal rights activist to spread the good word about healthy food, climate change, and women's and children's rights. Ruby Roth, author and illustrator of the recently released That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book About... Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »