Deena Shanker is a New Yorker living in San Francisco. After moving west in the fall, she has found she prefers San Fran's weather but misses New York's kvetching. Luckily, the beach, the parks, and the abundance of delicious food give her little to kvetch about. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Barnard College. Follow her on twitter, @deenashanker, for updates on important news, like her thoughts on Mitt Romney and her love for cheddar cheese.
Birth control is all over the news these days, from people suggesting that aspirin between the legs is a good solution, to Republican presidential candidates falling all over themselves to say how…much they hate it when ladies get the option to choose whether or not they want to get knocked up. All this despite the fact that according to the CDC, 99% of American women use birth control at some point in their lives. It's clear that the Christian right is entering an anti-birth control stage,… >> Read More
Being a dude is hard. You’ve got a family to support, your extra height means you’re always being asked to reach for things in high places, and sometimes it feels like no matter how much you…do for everyone it’s never enough. Here are a few small things you can do for free and in less than 30 minutes that will get you all the appreciation you’ve been missing. 1. Have More Sex. (Sorry, you’ll have to clean first.) Studies have shown that men who do more domestic work like cleaning,… >> Read More