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What Feminists Really Think of Jane Austen

(3) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 12:01 PM

The feminists have discovered The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After. Or, at the very least, decided that they can't go on ignoring it -- and they're definitely not sold on the premise.

Amanda Marcotte, writing for Slate, claims that our "obsession...

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Think You Know Love Better Than Jane Austen? Take This Quiz

(3) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 12:28 PM

In celebration of the current Jane Austen "self-help moment," here's some Austen-inspired Seventeen-style relationship advice.

Ever wish you could be a Jane Austen heroine? Do you recognize yourself (or anyone else) in any of these romantic dilemmas? Jane Austen's solutions might work for you!

Figure out...

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The Antidote to Cosmo

(2) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 8:10 AM

So have you seen that statistic about what fashion magazines do to the female brain? Apparently it takes just three minutes of looking at the sculpted bodies (too often sculpted by bulimia and chain smoking, I fear) of the models that stride, flounce, and pirouette through their pages to make...

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HBO's "Girls" -- Is it Really Less Humiliating Now Than it Was in the '50s?

(77) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 3:34 PM

The current meme about the popularity of 50 Shades of Grey is that women have so much control in our real lives that we can afford to (because of the triumph of feminism ) or have to (because all that equality is an exhausting...

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How Jane Austen Can Save Your Love Life

(26) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 8:41 AM

It takes me about three minutes of cocktail party chat to sell The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After as the perfect graduation present to any father of a young woman in her teens or early twenties. Why? Well, they're men, and they love their daughters. They...

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