Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Red Clocks opens up in a time not so far from here, in a political landscape that is detrimental to the health and well-being of the women of America. The setting feels all too real, and eerily familiar. One can so easily see the turns in the road that will lead us from here to there. Continue reading “Red Clocks by Leni Zumas”

Doing It! by Hannah Witton

In my college courses and personal reading, I’ve found sex education books to be a bit tedious, often written in a textbook style. Doing It! by Hannah Witton is not that book. Continue reading “Doing It! by Hannah Witton”

Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: Moral Diversity in the Abortion Debate by Kathy Rudy

This book has been an arduous journey for me. That’s not to say it hasn’t been a rewarding read, but I am still burned out from the heavy academic texts of my college years. Continue reading “Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: Moral Diversity in the Abortion Debate by Kathy Rudy”

Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison

In spite of what they say, this book goes to show that blondes, in fact, do not have more fun. The juicy memoir about reality television and Vegas show star Holly Madison reads a bit like a reality show portraying a fairy tale with all the important elements: villians, heros, a trapped princess, a foreboding mansion, and an escape. Continue reading “Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison”

The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti

The never-ending battle of sex education shows a history of constant back and forth between comprehensive and abstinence-only educations. Like watching a fierce tennis match, our heads whip back and forth as each side lobs a ball of anger and frustration at the other. In The Purity Myth, the ball is in Jessica Valenti’s court, and she plays the game well. Continue reading “The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti”

Vibrator Nation by Lynn Comella

During my job at a local sex toy retailer, my coworker regularly discussed writing a book of our experiences. Lynn Comella has done that and more. Pulling from her own sex retail experience and years of research, Comella has brought us Vibrator Nation, a brilliant examination of the history of adult stores. Continue reading “Vibrator Nation by Lynn Comella”