Black Children Matter

I basically inhaled Toni Morrison’s new novel God Help the Child because it left me breathless. It’s a short novel, but it  is so rich in everything: Language, narrative perspectives, themes, settings, characters. The prose is poetic, not as in lovely-beautiful but as in dense with emotional and intellectual heft. Characters and themes are true …

Healthy male sexuality doesn’t need mystery to continue to thrive. Grown-ups don’t need to be kept from the normal human realities of things like childbirth, menstruation, or the inevitable explosive consequences of food poisoning in order to remain attracted to their partners. Men ought to be angry at those (like Ablow) who insist that our …