Another Reason to “Be Shameless”: TSA Agent Shames 15 Year Old Girl Jun16

Another Reason to &#...

by Maureen Herman Today my friend and Boing Boing founder Mark Frauenfelder told me about some upsetting texts he got from his daughter. She is 15 years old and was flying out of LAX to visit colleges with some other students. The TSA officer checking her through gave her hostile looks and...

A Is For A Really Bad New Law Mar27

A Is For A Really Ba...

I’ve spent the past few days writing about the impact that losing control of my body has had on my life as part of a book I’m working on. The last time was during a sexual assault that resulted in pregnancy. Besides the daughter who was born of that rape, writing this book is the most...

An Appeal to Rep. Todd Akin Aug20

An Appeal to Rep. To...

Dear Mr. Akin, They say that Missouri is the “Show Me” state. Well, Rep. Akin, I’d like you to meet my daughter. I’d like to show you how dead wrong you are when you say that women rarely get pregnant from rape. I’m writing this letter to let you know that you definitely can, because...