Stories by Valerie Tarico

Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington, and the founder of Wisdom Commons. She is the author of "Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light" and "Deas and Other Imaginings." Her articles can be found at valerietarico.com. subscribe to Valerie Tarico's feed

Posted on: Jun 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Stephanie Page is researching male birth control, and everyone she meets agrees: It's about time!

Posted on: Jun 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Powerful, sexist, war-mongering, and in need of constant attention, Trump is an awful lot like the God of the Old Testament.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Inexcusable as sexual assault perpetrators are, the act doesn’t always mean a lifetime of suffering for the victim.

Posted on: May 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Religious conservatives want an exclusive right to dole out the privilege of sexual pleasure and intimacy on their own terms—and leave a lot of people out.

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Religious right politicians hoping to exploit transphobia are up against one of the most powerful forces in the world: parental love.

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Julie Smolyansky discusses campus rape and the outrage of untested rape kits.

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

America can avoid a Zika virus crisis with a few simple changes in reproductive health care policies and individual choices.

Posted on: May 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

North Carolina Christian reenacts Good Samaritan story, plays role of Pharisee.

Posted on: May 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

What do whales, caribou and humans have in common? Abortion as an adaptive response to resource scarcity.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The notion that life begins at conception is a variation on a very ancient—and very sexist—cultural theme.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

When does spirituality start looking like addiction?

Posted on: Apr 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A variety of potential contraceptives could finally offer men some real choices.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

What made a Christian doctor start what Esquire magazine deemed "The Abortion Ministry"?

Posted on: Apr 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Woman-as-victim rhetoric portrays abortion providers as predators.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The FDA’s label change is good news for women who would rather not have priests and legislators in the room when they are making medical decisions.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Why would religious believers rain such abuse on a woman who is honestly struggling?

Posted on: Mar 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Evangelical brand has gone from being an asset to a liability.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A brave doctor helps the women who need it most.

Posted on: Feb 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Some women feel they are choosing between a brain-damaged baby and an eternity in hell.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Advocates for sexual and reproductive empowerment say the glitch was unacceptable.

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