Leslie Loftis
Leslie Loftis
Leslie Loftis
Leslie Loftis is a lawyer turned freelance writer. She writes on feminism, law, politics, parenthood, and pop culture, particularly where they intersect. She is a founding member of the Houston Policy Forum (website coming soon) and a member of Leading Women for Shared Parenting. She currently lives in Houston with her husband and four children.
Why Labelling Yourself A ‘Stay-At-Home Mom’ Can Limit Your Potential

‘Stay-at-home mom’ has become the preferred term for opt-out mothers everywhere, but it limits our vocational work and identity to only one sphere of life.

Building A Village Can Address The Lonely Compulsions Of Modern Parenting

We all need support and help, especially in an age where mobility and technology often drive us apart. Here’s how you can build community where you live.

Feminist Divorce Law Is What’s Keeping Women As Primary Caregivers

The main perpetuator of women as default caregivers is family law, specifically custody law in the case of divorce.

Blaming America First Is An Ignorant Way To Approach Immigration

Somehow a deal the Australian prime minister made to send us 1,250 refugees Australia did not want reflects badly on America’s willingness to take refugees?

Trump’s Immigration Order Might Be Constitutional, But Its Hasty Construction Will Hurt Him

People keep asking whether Trump’s executive order is constitutional. But it’s not just about what the government can do—it’s about what it should do.

As A Mother Of A Son, Kellyanne Conway Gets Why Feminism Has Become Toxic

Toxic feminism tells our daughters their worth is in their career. It tells our sons they are worthless.

How The Right Can Bridge The Journalism Gap Now That Clinton’s Loss Changed The Culture Wars

Hillary Clinton’s loss changed the media and culture wars. Conservatives need to realize this, stop being defensive and clickbaity, and get back into real journalism.

Is BuzzFeed Next Up For A Defamation Lawsuit?

The transparency point BuzzFeed head Ben Smith claimed is basically the same rationale Rolling Stone’s Will Dana used to justify publishing the fake story that ended in a major court loss.

Our Family Stays Sane For Christmas With This Advent Plan

Centuries of Christian tradition with some modern tweaks help our family prepare for and celebrate Christmas as it was meant to be.

For A Happy Thanksgiving Discussion, Start Where Everyone Can Agree

We can have civil, productive, and thankful discussions over our fall feasts if we start with the agreement that there are limits to what the government can do, the executive branch included.

Restoring Our Country Must Start In Our Homes And Neighborhoods

What will We the People, in our individual capacities, do next? Any argument that government is the problem requires addressing the cracks that so many assume are there.

Rolling Stone’s False Rape Story Will End The Magazine

Rolling Stone hopes claiming a ‘badge of shame’ will save them. Not likely.

Arianna Huffington Strives To ‘Thrive’ On Women’s Dissatisfaction

I would be more optimistic about Arianna Huffington’s new venture, Thrive, if she had shown some understanding about how we came to forget ancient wisdom about what’s really important in life.

How To Ditch A Media That Vets Its Stories With The DNC

Both main parties are old fossils, media is melting down, and we have all the tools we need to work around them.

Why Rolling Stone’s Lawyers Aren’t Celebrating The Defamation Lawsuit’s Dismissal

The dismissed Rolling Stone lawsuit over the false University of Virginia campus rape article is not the win headlines suggest.

Netflix’s ‘Voltron’ Reboot: The Best Modern Myth-Makers Can Do?

Film and TV’s late insistence that all female characters be dull know-it-alls ruins what otherwise would be a fabulous sci-fi reboot.

Texas’s War Against Washington DC

Texas is involved in suits against the federal government about abortion clinic regulations, immigration, and now school bathrooms. And that’s not all.

Why Obama Can’t Coax England To Stay In The EU

President Obama tells the British to remain in the European Union, or they will ‘go to the back of the queue’ for trade deals with the United States. Yeah, right.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Ignores Families, Protects Disastrous Divorce Law

Current family law does not serve families. Time and again, the research and our own experience tell us this. Yet Republican governors continue to bow to feminist radicals.

Apparently Ladies Want To Bleed All Over Trump’s Whatever

Why it’s effective for the Left to treat the personal as the political—even something as personal as women’s periods.