December 2022

Beginning, as I often do, with etymology, I can tell you that the word clitoris is from the Ancient Greek word key, or alternately Ancient Greek words for "little hill," "to shut" latch, or hook, and possibly (and amusingly) a verb meaning, to "touch lightly or lasciviously."

On my podcast recently, I hosted four guests from the newly transformed, digitalized and updated feminist classic Our Bodies Ourselves, on its 50th Anniversary. That naturally got me thinking about health and the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade, so I cannot resist sharing with you a piece I saved from a month or so ago: a New York Times article by Jodi Kantor and Jo Becker in The Daily. It's about a former anti-abortion leader turned whistleblower who is now alleging another Supreme Court leak, in addition to the recently leaked draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito, about his overturning of Roe. Keep in mind that I nurture a fragile, poignant hope that some brilliant, enterprising attorney out there will connect the dots about the Court and initiate what will become, in my fantasies, a massive, successsful, grassroots movement to impeach Justices Alito, Thomas,...