Talking to Your Daughter About Beauty

“I still remember the names of two girls my father identified as pretty in a fifth-grade class picture.”

Petraeus, MLK and JFK: Why I Don’t Demand Fidelity From My Political Leaders

Emily Heist Moss asks a lot of her leaders, but one thing she doesn’t demand is fidelity.

Can Gendered Advertising Icons Affect Change?

Emily Heist Moss wonders if advertising can be activism, or if it’s just a reflection upon society’s expectations.

If I Work Out to Chris Brown Music, Am I Supporting an Abuser?

Emily Heist Moss insists that while we can argue for capitalism and free speech, we can’t pretend we don’t know that there are real, ethical, human costs attached to every consumer act we commit.

What Is My Body For?

Telling your daughter she can be strong and capable will never be the same as letting her find it out for herself.

College Courses On Human Sexuality: Education or Titillation?

Joanna Schroeder thinks education should include more talk about sexuality, but wonders if some of these courses take things a bit too far.


Julie Gillis, on egalitarianism and why feminist women listen to men.

“Don’t Get Raped” vs. “Don’t Rape”: An Inquiry

For Marianne Cassidy, society’s lesson that “Strange Men Are Dangerous” is damaging. Men are not the problem. Rapists are the problem.

Blowjob Jokes and Exclusionary Tactics in the Workplace

Emily Heist Moss wants us to be able to talk about the appropriateness of sexual conversations in the workplace, instead of just dismissing concerns.

Could I Fall in Love With the Bus Driver?

As she continues to gain perspective, Emily Heist Moss realizes a good man may not be too hard to find.

Why I’m Grateful for Joint Custody

Like clockwork, Emily Heist Moss split her time between her dad’s house and mom’s house after they divorced. Here’s why she’s glad she did.

What’s Your Number? Here’s Why I Don’t Care

Does it really matter how many people you’ve slept with? Emily Heist Moss doesn’t think so.

On Rape and Sexual Violence

We want to find a different way into the issues of rape and sexual violence, so that a thoughtful, intelligent, insightful conversation can be held.

You Can Get Laid Without Being a Jerk

There are a lot of ways to be a jerk when you’re trying to get laid. Emily Heist Moss writes a letter to her brother and his college friends about how to make hook-up culture about pleasure and consent, instead of “scoring.”

Why the Irish Are Bad Daters

Irishman Killian Moyles looks at the differences in dating on both sides of the Atlantic.

What If Your Partner Deployed to Afghanistan and You Couldn’t Even Say “I Love You?”

John and Ben fell in love, and then Ben left for his second tour in Afghanistan. John talks to Emily Heist Moss about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the tangible impact on soldiers serving overseas and their loved ones at home.