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What You Need to Know about Naomi Wolf and Vagina

Jane Czyzselska | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Jane Czyzselska

Since Naomi Wolf released Vagina: A New Biography, we've seen an endless number of personal attacks masquerading as critique and a denigration of the author's work, mental health and intelligence -- critiques no man would dare to make, lest he be accused of misogyny.

Vagina: A Biography's Lesson: Women Don't Have to Settle for Less

Deborah Coady | Posted 11.24.2012 | Books
Deborah Coady

Naomi Wolf illustrates the point that women should not have to settle for sexual pain, diminished sexual gratification, or orgasmic dysfunction due to the widespread ignorance, disinterest, and inadequacy of medical and psychological care for pelvic disorders affecting sexual function.

'Vagina': The Authorized Biography?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 11.18.2012 | Books
Paul Raeburn

I have not read the book. And I don't plan to. But I thought I should note that Vagina: A New Biography, by the feminist writer Naomi Wolf, has drawn scorn from science bloggers and literary critics alike.

Not Seeing the C-Word (Or Even the V-Word)

Emma L. E. Rees | Posted 11.18.2012 | Books
Emma L. E. Rees

The tweeters and reviewers who denigrate Naomi Wolf and her new book, Vagina, shun intellectual difficulty, instead flimsily establishing easier and frequently ad hominem critiques. They want Wolf to have written a different book. Well, she didn't.

Who's Afraid of the Vagina-Brain Connection?

James G. Pfaus | Posted 11.14.2012 | Books
James G. Pfaus

A curious dialogue has developed with the publication of Naomi Wolf's Vagina: A New Biography, one hellbent on poking holes in her central theme that the connection between the vagina and the brain influences a woman's mood and creativity.

Naomi Wolf Defends 'Vagina'

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 09.14.2012 | Women

Since its publication in 1991, Naomi Wolf's "The Beauty Myth" has been widely regarded as one of the most important contributions to feminism in the l...

What Men Need on Their Bedside Tables

Nina Burleigh | Posted 11.14.2012 | Women
Nina Burleigh

It can't be easy to be a man these days, what with the gender's looming end, but thinking about Naomi Wolf's new and much-ridiculed biography of the vagina has reminded me once again of the main reason why I would not want to be a man

Naomi Wolf Defends 'Vagina' Against Critics

The Guardian | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women

Many critics and readers, including many feminists, have welcomed my book Vagina: A New Biography. Some critics, though – feminists too, of another ...

There's Something Fishy in the State of Wolf Criticism

Caroline Criado-Perez | Posted 11.11.2012 | Books
Caroline Criado-Perez

All the best articles in response to Naomi Wolf's new book, Vagina, seem to start with a punning crack about Wolf's subject. And I can't help wondering if this isn't just a little bit problematic, and if it doesn't, just a little bit, make Wolf's point for her?

9 Ways Of Looking At Naomi Wolf's 'Vagina'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women

This week author Naomi Wolf has accomplished a remarkable feat: She has many of the most prominent news outlets in the U.S. and the U.K. talking about...

'Part Of Me' Slammed As Marine Propaganda By Feminist Author

Posted 03.29.2012 | Entertainment

Feminist author Naomi Wolf has a big problem with Katy Perry's lastest music video, "Part of Me." Wolf, who is best known for her book "The Beauty...

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 12/2/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.01.2012 | Media
Bob Cesca

This week we discus Occupy Wall Street and the Homeland Security conspiracy theory; Michael Moore and Naomi Wolf rumor-mongering; progressive outrage; Twitter fights; and other issues.

LAPD Made Sure the Whole World Ain't Watching

Ruth Fowler | Posted 01.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Ruth Fowler

As both a journalist who occasionally freelances for the mainstream media, and an Occupier, I find myself in a conflicted position regarding reporting on Occupy LA. The flipside of this is that rarely is the mainstream media itself impartial or unbiased.

Which Post50 Activists Are Changing The World?

The Huffington Post | Evan Allis | Posted 01.03.2012 | Fifty

In Man and Superman, Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw famously stated, "the reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persi...

The Marriage and Motherhood Myths

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 01.01.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

I'm not saying that we don't -- or shouldn't -- want love and marriage and a baby carriage. But if we don't, the cultural forces at work sure do their best to change our minds.

The First Amendment and the Obligation to Peacefully Disrupt in a Free Society

Naomi Wolf | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

Michael Bloomberg is flat wrong, and he doubtless knows it but hopes you won't notice: New Yorkers have no right to be free of any disruption from the peaceful but disruptive free-speech actions of their fellow citizens.

Jason Cherkis

Naomi Wolf Speaks Out About Her 'Unlawful' Arrest At OWS Protest | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Naomi Wolf is a permit nerd. In her recent book, "Give Me Liberty: A Handbook For American Revolutionaries," she dedicated ample spa...

#OccupyWallStreet: Essential Twitter Follows

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

In just one month, the Occupy Wall Street protests have grown from a few discontented citizens to a movement sweeping the globe, but its rapid pace of...

Feminist Author Naomi Wolf Detained At Occupy Wall Street Protest

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Feminist author Naomi Wolf has been taken into custody by police at an anti-corporate greed protest outside an award ceremony held to hono...

Naomi Wolf Is Right That Rape Accusers Should Be Named, but...

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

Obviously, it's natural to stick up for rape victims. But we should remember that those who have been falsely accused are also victims.

Jessica Valenti: Even progressive heroes can rape

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christian Avard

Ever since sexual assault allegations surfaced against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Wikileaks supporters, many who consider themselves "progressi...

Espionage Act: How the Government Can Engage in Serious Aggression Against the People of the United States

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

Activating the Espionage Act is an act of profound aggression against the American people because we are all Julian Assange. Under this act, anyone who publishes or discusses WikiLeaks material can be arrested.

"Blowback" and "Baseworld": Remembering Chalmers Johnson

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Engler

On November 20, Chalmers Johnson, scholar of East Asian development and critic of American empire, died at age seventy-nine.

Banks Siding Against the Customer in Fraud Cases

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Naomi Wolf

Like most consumers, I had always assumed that banks and customers are united in wanting to curtail bank fraud. Unfortunately, I have learned that in fact bank fraud is a big and profitable business -- for the banks themselves.

Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marcia G. Yerman

A number of years ago, I had a part-time gig at an elementary school where I taught afterschool classes in art and film classics. One warm June day,...