this was the best thing that could have happened to me on International Women's Day

The Sunday Times ran six letters to the editor about my op ed about how responsive desire is not a disease. Only one of them agrees with me.

But that one letter? It was from Judy Norsigian.

If that name doesn’t send chills of feminist fangirling down your spine, it should.

Judy Norsigian is one of the founders and Executive Director of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, which is responsible for Our Bodies, Ourselves, and a cultural leader in the idea that women’s best source of wisdom about their bodies is their own body. Our Bodies, Our Blog is an outstanding source of information written by people without conflicts of interest, promoting genuinely evidence-based information.

You can see a history of the Collective and the book here, and you can see a lot of Judy with this half-hour Big Think interview that will leave you amazed at how articulate one person can be about such a wide range of health issues. And here she is on the history of OBOS:


If my book does 5% of what OBOS has done for women all over the world, I’ll feel like it was a success.

So. I just want to say… thank you, Judy.

I mean, for everything.