Wars Among Women: Have Men Become Instruments?

The status wars among women are playing out on college campuses today.  Men are the instruments, and the principal weapon is shame.    In one sense, that is not news.  Women have long used men for the fulfillment of their dreams …

Stuck in the Wrong Place: Prince George or Caitlyn Jenner?

How do you know when you’re in the wrong place?  You’re angry. You feel trapped, stuck, abandoned.  You feel wounded.  You are humiliated and made to feel small.  You feel cramped, crushed, checkmated, frustrated.  You have no room to grow. Everyone …

How We Talk When We Talk About Sex

It was Wittgenstein who famously said, “Of that which we cannot speak, we must remain silent.”  Could he have been thinking of the way we talk about sex? In a recent book, Girls and Sex, by Peggy Orenstein (2016, 207), a …