Stories by Valerie Tarico

Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington, and the founder of Wisdom Commons. She is the author of "Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light" and "Deas and Other Imaginings." Her articles can be found at subscribe to Valerie Tarico's feed

Posted on: Apr 13, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A small non-profit has come up with a simple idea that can help women prepare for healthy babies—or prevent pregnancies.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Are Oregon and Washington next in line?

Posted on: Mar 3, 2017, Source: AlterNet

And what to do if your child was told by someone else that abortion is wrong.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Fight the right from the source that is supposed to matter.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Emerging adults are demanding to be part of the conversation about sexual health.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Faced with an anti-choice administration, here’s one way to take care of ourselves.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Male birth control is a long overdue part of gender equality.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Bible makes some rather bold claims about prayer. How well do they hold up?

Posted on: Oct 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Just imagine if God answered these Christian prayers.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Will young women look to Hillary Clinton and take their husbands' names—or is there a necessary fight to be somebody, not just Mrs. Somebody?

Posted on: Sep 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Prolife leaders trying to convince the world that they are actually pro-woman have failed to convince even their own followers.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

God may have created the virus, but the Religious Right has turned it into a devastating epidemic.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

It’s the equivalent of the Democrats holding their convention at a place that bans collective bargaining for its workers.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Stephanie Page is researching male birth control, and everyone she meets agrees: It's about time!

Posted on: Jun 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Powerful, sexist, war-mongering, and in need of constant attention, Trump is an awful lot like the God of the Old Testament.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Inexcusable as sexual assault perpetrators are, the act doesn’t always mean a lifetime of suffering for the victim.

Posted on: May 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Religious conservatives want an exclusive right to dole out the privilege of sexual pleasure and intimacy on their own terms—and leave a lot of people out.

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Religious right politicians hoping to exploit transphobia are up against one of the most powerful forces in the world: parental love.

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Julie Smolyansky discusses campus rape and the outrage of untested rape kits.

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

America can avoid a Zika virus crisis with a few simple changes in reproductive health care policies and individual choices.