Soraya Chemaly

Soraya L. Chemaly is a feminist and satirist whose work focuses on cultivating feminism through humour. She writes about gender, and gender absurdities, for The Huffington Post, Alternet, Role/Reboot, The Feminist Wire, BitchFlicks and Fem2.0 among others. or Twitter @schemaly.

How Not to Report on Sex Trafficking

Last month's CNN piece on sex trafficking in Cambodia was notable because it represented a common failure of the media to report effectively on issues like trafficking in ways that do not compound the harm to those most affected.

Roe is About Women’s Rights

Roe also acknowledges a related fact: until its passage women’s bodies, legally speaking, functioned like production facilities, holding tanks, regulated environments, the property of the men who impregnated them.

The Shameless Slut Vote: The 2012 Election and Sex Ed

A lot of what we call "social issues" could simply be called "sex issues:" gay marriage, abortion rights, birth control and even issues like stem cell research. And "sex is good" just won.  Young voters in particular influenced Barack Obama's victory and the success of progressive ballot measures nationwide.