A Dagger to the Heart of Roe v. Wade

The social network supporting the right to abortion was frayed from the beginning. The first sign of danger was when doctors caved to pressure from religionists to ban abortion in individual hospitals, thus forcing reproductive services into separate clinics vulnerable to protesters and gunmen. Read More

A Reflection on Love and Dance

The details, though, are not only in the unique pairings, the flights of the imagination. They are also like the dancer’s bleeding feet, the constant effort in the face of fatigue or boredom, the fantasy gone sour. Read More

Protecting freshmen women from rape

The rape statistics for young women in college aren't getting any better, no matter how much awareness we raise. So we have to think of ways to protect our young women, and not wait for the potential rapists to change. It is not "liberating" to push unprepared young women into places where they have no protection. Rape is devastating, whether it happens to a man or a woman, but the campus problem concerns mostly young women. Read More

Monica Lewinsky: The Other Woman

According to the press and our societal expectations, when an affair is revealed, the only vow that counts is the vow a man made to his wife. The promises made to the Other Woman are thrown in the trash. Read More

Masters of Sex

A television program about two sex researchers? I wasn’t drawn to it, but have changed my mind. The story begins mildly titillating, with brazen… Read More

Abortion in Austria

In the 1920s there was a severe housing shortage in Vienna, and when my friend Mariella’s parents got married, they could find no place to… Read More

Teenagers Dating in Austria

The sexual landscape in Austria is interesting. It seems quite typical of several European countries, but I have recently had the opportunity to hear about… Read More