Libby Emmons
Libby Emmons
Libby Emmons is a writer and theatre maker in Brooklyn, New York. She is co-founder of the Sticky short play series, and blogs the story of her life at
Hulu’s ‘Shrill’ Is Unfunny Woke Comedy That Celebrates Female Entitlement

If ’empowerment’ means ‘entitlement’ and feeling justified when you make consistently irresponsible decisions, Hulu’s new show ‘Shrill’ is very empowering.

Spoiled Students Insist Uber-Left Sarah Lawrence Is Racist Because Tuition Is Expensive

No repercussions for missing class for engaging in political protests! No Koch brothers money! Firing professors who write op-eds that make them sad!

Why Eliminating The Word ‘Mother’ Eliminates Motherhood Itself

If the word for ‘mother’ falls out of fashion or is pushed out of language entirely, will our thoughts still be able to form the idea of mother without the word?

No, Global Warming Isn’t A Good Reason To Have No Children

The nature of the world is to be messed up. The question of whether to bring children into this messed up world is as old as the messed up world itself.

Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova Under Fire For Saying Only Women Should Compete In Women’s Sports

‘You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women. There must be some standards,’ wrote tennis star Martina Navratilova.

Netflix’s ‘Russian Doll’ Mirrors The Mid-Life Crises Of Gen X Women

‘Russian Doll’ is a great watch for those long nights where you want to indulge the fantasy of getting a whole-life do-over.

No, Kamala Harris, Telling Women To Be Careful Isn’t Excusing Rape

In opposing judicial nominee Neomi Rao, Sen. Kamala Harris perpetrates the idea that women are helpless victims who need to be protected for their own good.

‘The Magicians’ Latest Season Is Just As Spellbinding As Ever

Syfy’s ‘The Magicians’ is an art project in the form of a television show, something we haven’t seen since ‘Twin Peaks.’

Why Sex Change Logic Requires Doctors To Perform Every Plastic Surgery Imaginable

In a New York Times op-ed, transgender person Andrea Long Chu demands that doctors cede their ethical purview entirely to the desires of transgender patients.

If Women Want To Be Free To Make Choices About Sex, They Need To Accept Responsibility For Bad Choices Too

Do women really want an organized list of workplace demands over lifestyle that includes sexual behavior?

On Its Way To Tonight’s Finale, SYFY’s ‘The Magicians’ Has Hit Its Stride

‘The Magicians’ is a show for discerning, imaginative adults, and the realms of magic aren’t the only netherworlds it explores.

How Sexbots And Robot Citizenship Help Us Refuse Responsibility For Being Human

What are we doing when we divorce sex not only from procreation and consequence, but from humans and humanity?

Why Indulging Your Darkest Desires With A Sex Doll Will Not Protect Anyone, Including Yourself

Although its owner claims rape is not the sort of behavior his doll brothel encourages, once the boudoir doors are closed the customer can do as he pleases.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Death, Shootings, Natural Disasters, And Other Scary Things

While many articles stress that children need to be reassured against the potential for impending doom, I am also loathe to lie to my child.

‘Ozark’ Depicts What The Left Thinks About White America

For fancy whites secure in their retirement assets and NPR tote bags, watching this family sink to new lows brings out their worst fears of losing the stability of wealth.

Transhumanism Is Just Fancy Sex-Shaming And Self-Loathing

Transhumanism proposes that the future of humankind is to not be human at all. The brain is not just a meat computer, it is a physical entity.

The Real Goal Of Sexbots And Artificial Reproduction Is Making Women Obsolete

All of these marvelous advancements in femme-engineering can only mean one thing: it’s time to admit that the planned obsolescence of the female on Earth is nearly complete.

‘Stranger Things’ Deftly Revives The Big Questions And Feel Of The ‘80s

The kids in ‘Stranger Things’ must rely on each other and the legends of which they are a part for answers about how to grow up and navigate the supernatural dysfunctions of their exurban Indiana town.

Preschool Prom Initiates Children Into Adult Sex Rites

It’s cute because we imagine this kiddie cos play is merely a surface representation of adult sexual attraction, and that the kids are innocent to what lies beneath painted nails and peep-toe shoes.

How To Reject The Temptation To Despair

Sadness as a temptation is not the one we usually hear about. But it’s real.