Archive for October, 2010

Why Scarleteen Matters and What You Should Do About It

October 28th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Good, honest sexuality education is almost impossible to find in the United States. The reasons for this are rooted in our weird system of morals, fear of arming young people with information, and deep discomfort with sexuality. This all manifests in systems of funding. Which is to say, a really good way to control information […]


Red Umbrella Diaries: Bad Behavior – November 4

October 24th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Hosted by Audacia Ray Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, in New York City Thursday, November 4. Doors open at 7 PM, reading starts at 8. 21 and up – FREE 15% of the bar tab supports The Red Umbrella Project’s Storytelling Workshops Starring: Joanna Angel – writer, producer, director, model and […]


Best of Shaming Me Into Blogging More

October 21st, 2010 at 1:57 am

This week, The Village Voice published their “Best Of” listings for 2010 – and I was thrilled to have been listed not once, but twice! I was selected as the Best Sex Blogger of 2010 for this here blog, which I’ve been writing since 2004. Says The Voice, “no New Yorker scribbles about sex better […]


Little-Known Medication Offers Safe and Accessible Alternative to Surgical Abortion

October 19th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I spend most of my blog time over at the International Women’s Health Coalition blog, Akimbo, which I edit. This post is part of our International Access to Safe Abortion Week series of posts. Access to safe abortion has changed over the past several decades – not just because of the ever-shifting global legal and […]


October 10: Talking About the Taboo at the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Providence

October 6th, 2010 at 2:27 am

This Sunday, I may be breaking my New Year’s Resolution. Pretty dramatic, eh? My resolution was to abstain… from attending conferences this year. So far, so good! But I’m ruining it all on Sunday, I think. I will refer to the thing I’m participating in as an event, or a conversation, or a workshop – […]


Indian Sex Workers Fight Back Against Misrepresentation

October 4th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Last week, VBS TV (the video arm of Vice Magazine) debuted a 30 minute documentary called “Prostitutes of God”, which features some of the members of VAMP, a group that is part of the organization SANGRAM (I visited them last fall on my trip tot India). The representation of the women and their lives in […]