Leora Tanenbaum

OP-EDS & BLOG POSTS
BOOKS
I Am Not a Slutt offers both a wake-up call about the dangerous impact of the word ‘slut’ and a path forward to talk about sex and sexuality in an open, positive, and nonjudgmental way.” -Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
"The woman who exposed slut-bashing, cat-fighting, and God-reclaiming takes on women's masochistic relationship with their feet. Run (while you still can) to your nearest bookstore and save your sole." - Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Look Both Ways and Manifesta
"The most comprehensive overview of the status of women and religion I've read. It chronicles the harm religion can do to both men and women, but also holds out a promise of radiant hope."
--Frank Schaeffer, author of Crazy for God
“Incisive exploration of a long-taboo subject--how and why women sabotage one another.”
--Gail Sheehy
“An eye-opening book.”
--Redbook

Our Stripper Shoes, Ourselves


The Huffington Post, May 25, 2010

Dominatrix heels studded with spikes. Stilettos with bondage-inspired ankle straps. Over-the-knee, skin-tight boots with five-inch heels.

No, this is not the set of a pornographic video. These are shoes that ordinary women wear today. They are so open and revealing, with heels so high, it's difficult to imagine that anyone other than strippers and sex workers could wear them without irony.

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