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Hallie Lieberman

Hallie Lieberman

Hallie Lieberman is a writer and historian of sex and gender. Her book, Buzz: A Stimulating History of the Sex Toy will be published by Pegasus Books in November 2017. Her articles have appeared in Atlas Obscura, Bitch, Bust, Inside Higher Ed, Enterprise and Society, Sexuality and Culture, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


A Short History of the Condom

Dating back to at least medieval times, the condom has taken a winding path to social acceptance.
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The Stigma Around Older Woman-Younger Man Relationships

A recent study found that 34 percent of women over 40 are dating younger men, yet these relationships continue to face social disapproval. Why?
Christine Jorgensen

Was Christine Jorgensen the Caitlyn Jenner of the 1950s?

“What is femininity anyway?” Jenner writes in her new book, The Secrets of My Life. Perhaps the famous trans woman Christine Jorgensen knew.
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The Ongoing Practice of Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation seems totally foreign to the U.S., but versions of the long-outlawed surgery have seen a recent resurgence.