immanuel kant’s glazed and useless hippiedom

This is the best essay about love I’ve seen recently. It’s full of beautiful writing about Martin Buber’s ideas and worth reading. I really disliked this paragraph, though: A life immersed entirely in the I-Thou hardly seems plausible either. If the world didn’t eat you alive for your kindness, you would be condemned to a…

terrible autism mom anecdotes in the washington post

The Washington Post published Autism Mom stories last week and this week. Obviously I had problems with them, or I wouldn’t be writing this. The first announces directly that it’s going to be a horror story: Bystanders were horrified. But my son has autism, and I was desperate. What I did to help my 5-year-old…

my gf masturbates after sex. halp!

The Guardian had an advice column with the following question: I have been in a relationship for nine months. I thought the sex was good for us both, but when we finish she tells me to shower. I wondered why, and now I know – she masturbates. She has done it multiple times; I think…

empowering masochism is some low-expectations bullshit

Slate has an interesting review of two books I’ll probably never read myself: Slutever: Dispatches From a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World and Getting Off: One Woman’s Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction. “Society’s experiencing growing pains when it comes to female sexual autonomy,” writes Karley Sciortino in her new memoir Slutever: Dispatches…

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