The Radical Housewife is officially launched!

I have a long list of people to thank for making last night’s print launch of The Radical Housewife such a success. 1. My orthopedic surgeon, who promised that putting a steel plate and seven screws in my right radius would make it possible for me to sign books seven weeks after shattering...more

I would go to jail to protect my daughter, but I won’t have to.

Jennifer Whalen, a Pennsylvania mother of three, is currently serving a prison sentence for the “crime” of obtaining misoprostol and mifeprestone for her 16-year-old...more

Why doesn't she leave? Only she knows

This post was originally published in 2012, but is being revised and reposted because not much has changed in the world of victim-blaming since then. My thoughts are with Janay Rice and her daughter Rayven, both of whom are in even graver danger today than they were a few months ago. If I were the praying kind, my knees would be worn out for them. I love my feminist sisters and brothers, but they aren't perfect.  Feminists can be power trippers, backstabbers, and my-shit-don't-stinkers as much as any other segment of the human population....more
It's easy to misjudge what you don't understand. I can identify with the disbelief but it's only ...more

Why doesn’t she leave? Only she knows

This post was originally published in 2012, but is being revised and reposted because not much has changed in the world of victim-blaming since then. My thoughts are with Janay Rice and her daughter Rayven, both of whom are in even graver danger today than they were a few months ago. If I were the praying kind, my knees would be worn out for them ....more

10 things this feminist is afraid of (and one she’s not)

1. Heights 2. Centipedes, or as they’re known in our house, “creepy crawlies” 3 ....more

This book thing is actually happening

You’d think after five years of work I wouldn’t be surprised that I wrote a book, and yet…. ...more

Why do I write a blog?

I received...more

The Hobby Lobby debacle, in other people’s words

I’ve written that health care discrimination is wrong. I’ve written that we need a goddamn Equal Rights Amendment already. I just can’t bring myself to write anything more, so the Official Radical Housewife™ reaction to Burwell v ....more