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Dear LA Times, imitation of my work is the sincerest form of flattery but …

There is nothing more satisfying than having your work reach the mainstream. It is truly thrilling to read people expounding on the themes that I have blogged about for over a decade and collected in my book Push Back: Guilt in the Age of Natural Parenting. But it’s a little disconcerting to see it in […]

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Anti-vaccine social media: peer to peer sharing of ignorance and fear

Winston Churchill famously noted: A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. And that was before lies traveled at the speed of the internet. While the internet has brought many improvements to our lives, it has dramatically empowered liars. That is especially true of social […]

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Breastfeeding community roiled by brawl over ideological purity

The lactation community is tearing itself apart over an issue of ideological purity and no one could be happier about it than I am. Lactivism is a cult, and like most cults, it places a premium on ideological adherence and punishes those who don’t demonstrate appropriate ideological purity. Exhibit A: A Change.org petition designed to […]

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