The Marriage Bureau: The True Story of How Two Matchmakers Arranged Love in Wartime London

Decades before Match, OkCupid, and Tinder, there existed the Marriage Bureau in London, offering the unorthodox — some might say scandalous — services of finding clients their future husband or wife. War loomed large and single young men were posted abroad in the British colonies; when they came home on leave, they didn’t have timeContinue reading “The Marriage Bureau: The True Story of How Two Matchmakers Arranged Love in Wartime London”

Read Harder Quickies: Books About Books

I’m doing Read Harder 2017. I would have read both of these books anyway, but it just so happens that they both work for Task 3 (read a book about books). Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch Publisher/Year: Harper, 2011 Format: ARC Pages: 241 Source: Publisher What it is: After the suddenContinue reading “Read Harder Quickies: Books About Books”

Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice

A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. when the oral arguments for Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt were presented before the Supreme Court. I’m a clinic escort at one of the clinics that was central to the case, and after two frustrating years of political ping pong,Continue reading “Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice”

Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture

I’m doing Book Riot’s Read Harder 2017 Challenge, and, once again, I’m doing it with a feminist bent. In putting together my feminist book recommendations, I came across a whole bunch of interesting titles that I probably never would have heard of otherwise. That’s how I stumbled across Elissa Shevinsky’s Lean Out: The Struggle for GenderContinue reading “Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture”

The Mother of All Questions

To say that Rebecca Solnit’s last collection of feminist essays was a success would be an understatement; Men Explain Things To Me was a national bestseller, and I’m hard-pressed to think of anyone in my feminist circles who hasn’t read at least one of the essays in the collection (namely, the title essay). So, I was delightedContinue reading “The Mother of All Questions”