Many critics and readers, including many feminists, have welcomed my book Vagina: A New Biography. Some critics, though – feminists too, of another kind – are accusing me of a form of contemporary heresy.
Last week, before the great contraception compromise, as the “old boys club” attacked President Barack Obama for daring to require religiously affiliated hospitals, universities, and social service agencies—but not churches—to provide birth control coverage free of charge to their employees, Rachel Maddow had a question.
Given that 28 states have birth control mandates with which Catholic institutions comply, that some major Catholic institutions provide contraceptive coverage, and that new polling shows that the majority of Catholics agree that female Catholic hospital and university employees should have the same right to contraceptive coverage as other women, Maddow asked: How does the Beltway media narrative get so entirely captured by the other side?
Yes We Did… Left, right, or independent — yesterday’s election was a paradigm shift of tectonic proportion. Millions of women joined together, gave time, talent and treasure and changed the out come of thousands of local, state and national elections. The millions of women who cast their votes yesterday did so under the hard-won ‘Grace’ Continue Reading …