Hello, Reader readers. My name is Amanda Hess, and I’ll be writing on sex and gender here on the Reader blog.

I write a column for Reader sibling the Washington City Paper called The Sexist that tackles everything from child rapist defenders to prostitution hobbyists to “sluts.” Starting today, I’ll be cross-posting here. A word of warning: Clicking on the link to read my full posts will send out to my main blog page. Be sure to come back!