The Reckoning is Terrifying

I can’t stop thinking about Rebecca Traister’s amazing piece in NY Mag about the so-called “reckoning” that is happening post-Weinstein. I would never do her the disservice of trying to paraphrase or cause you to not read it, so please, yes,...

Me Too – > You Too, Men

I’ve spoken about this before, but I feel a responsibility to again, so here goes. There is a fundamental flaw in the way we talk about sexual assault, harassment, and rape. The below, from RAINN’s main statistics page, is a perfect example:   The...

Dear Maria Sharapova, Shut Up

Dear Maria Sharapova, It’s no secret to anyone that knows me that my favorite athlete is Serena Williams. I will always hold fast to the belief that she is and will be the greatest athlete, male or female, in my lifetime. Serena Williams has been one of my...

My Jewish Whiteness

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be white and Jewish. After Charlottesville & 45’s statements, I read posts & tweets from writers and friends I respect and admire admonishing “white women” and “white people” I...

Thank You, BTVS

It’s hard to put into words what Buffy the Vampire Slayer means to me. It sounds like such a cliche thing to say, but it’s true. I’ve written countless papers on the show and its brilliant writing and nuanced Nietzche-like storytelling (thanks Wash...