Leslie Loftis

Leslie Loftis

Leslie is a once and future American expat, most recently in London. She is also a lawyer and former local political campaign operative turned freelance writer. She currently lives in her hometown of Houston with her husband and their four children. Find her on twitter @AHLondonTX.

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Leslie Loftis: Bringing up baby in a war-zone. Don’t talk to me about maternity leave

Save the Children published their 15th Annual State of the World’s Mothers Report that finds under 5 and maternal mortality highest in war torn and poor countries. A data point which summed up the overall findings: The 10 countries at the bottom of our Mothers’ Index are all defined as conflict-affected or fragile. A growing […]

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Leslie Loftis: Uber-feminists discover caregiving. The sex wars are redefined

Among CS Lewis’s impressive collection of insightful quotes is one about resistance, “You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down.” I thought of the wind when I read Anne Marie Slaughter’s recent interview on leadership style. As many might recall, Slaughter was a senior foreign […]

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Leslie Loftis: Promiscuity comes at a high price – emotional as well as physical

Be true to yourself. Do your own thing. Let it go. These are the modern mantras that many repeat to be brave enough to break away from society’s rules. This is the world where the counterintuitive proposition that promiscuity is a virtue can carry the day, as it did at an Oxford debate recently. I hope […]

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