Stories by Sarah Seltzer

Sarah Seltzer is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her work has been published at the Nation, the Christian Science Monitor, Jezebel and the Washington Post. Follow her on Twitter at @sarahmseltzer and find her work at subscribe to Sarah Seltzer's feed

Posted on: Feb 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The birth control skirmish is not the only regressive, anti-woman, anti-science battle being waged in this country.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The real opposition here isn't about conscience, it's about women and sex.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How many of the rumors are inflated, and how many get at the real heart of why people responded to this decision with so much outrage?

Posted on: Feb 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Whether Americans were suspicious of Komen to begin with or just fed up with the politicization of women's health, this feels like the last straw.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How do we reconcile our need to hold the president accountable with our reaction to this renewed charm offensive?

Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Instead of all of us accepting our flaws, are men facing new pressure to be ageless and perfect?

Posted on: Dec 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Is it time for a reproductive rights revolution? We've done it before; the climate may be right again for occupations and actions to save our bodies from state control.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why did advertisers listen to an inarticulate, bigoted campaign by a fringe Christian group? And can online activism turn the tables?

Posted on: Dec 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As occupiers prepare to take over foreclosed homes, an exciting new phase of action on behalf of the 99 percent begins.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A high school girl insults Governor Brownback and stands up to those who would punish her. Here are other examples of America's youngest citizens speaking truth to power.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Twilight is saturated with sexist tropes--to the point of being disturbing. But that disturbing element is compelling, too.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As footage of cops pepper-spraying UC Davis students gets more views by the minute, a plan to smear OWS is uncovered. Clearly, these protests aren't over yet.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The 99 percent showed up around the city to stand in solidarity with the evicted occupiers and express their support for a growing movement.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why is the Times running an op-ed from professional antifeminist Katie Roiphe declaring that sexual harassment isn't serious?

Posted on: Nov 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

What better symbol of the 1 percent's treatment of the 99 then one of the world's most opulent institutions refusing to bargain with its workers?

Posted on: Nov 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Many mainstream news outlets are flummoxed at best, condescending at worst, when it comes to their coverage of the new movement.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The first bishop in the US is indicted for child sex-abuse coverup; meanwhile, his colleagues push for laws that will intrude on our sexual freedom.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As the county and city volleyed back and forth over the budget, suspected batterers went free.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Beyond the celebrities, the endorsements, and more, is a feeling of wonder and awe at the difference in awareness these protests are engendering.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A controversial grassroots anti-rape movement makes its way to New York, with style and substance on the streets of the Village.