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Women and Small Business Under a Romney Administration

Deborah Stambler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Deborah Stambler

Supporting small business in America means supporting women business owners and workers, and planning the "when" and "if" of motherhood is important if women are to continue on with self-respect and sovereignty.

The Truth Behind The Gender Pay Gap

The Atlantic | Posted 10.18.2012 | Women

At last night's presidential debate, audience member Katherine Fenton got up and asked how the candidates planned to fix the fact that women make "onl...

D.C. Might Not Be "Hipster" But That's OK

Jamison Doran | Posted 09.27.2012 | DC
Jamison Doran

I'm quite in love with my city, regardless of our hipster ranking. If not being hipster enough means I don't have to cram myself into a pair of skinny jeans daily or rock a shag haircut, then I'm just fine with being square.

If Not Wanting Kids Is 'Entirely Normal,' Why Is It Hard to Totally Accept?

Laura Carroll | Posted 11.24.2012 | Parents
Laura Carroll

More people are recognizing what we've been taught to believe about parenthood is just that -- what we've been taught to believe.

Detroit: Start-Up Dreams And Dark Euphoria

The Atlantic | Posted 09.23.2012 | Detroit

Where I live in the Bay Area, there's a certain glamour to Detroit. It's the heart of what Bruce Sterling termed "dark euphoria." "Dark Euphoria is wh...

James Fallows "Slithers" Into My Recent Reference to Gertrude Stein

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2012 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

James Fallows wrote of Romney, "there is so little there, there." Isn't it funny that a few days earlier, in a column comparing Romney to Hemingway's Jake Barnes, I wrote of the Republican nominee that "there is no there there"?

Why The Media Is Going To Keep Talking About Gender

BuzzFeed SHIFT | Posted 09.06.2012 | Women

"Women are not just catching up anymore," writes Hanna Rosin in her upcoming book The End of Men, "they are becoming the standard by which success is ...

The War on Women Is a War Against Everyone

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.04.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

To refuse to recognize the changing times is the worst kind of denial -- one that breeds backward-looking policies and irrelevant debate. Our society and our economy need us.

Obama and Race: The Triple Standard

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Peter S. Goodman

Ta-Nehisi Coates has done a great public service with his latest offering in The Atlantic, a powerful exploration of the racial fault lines that President Barack Obama must perpetually negotiate, limiting his potency on a range of crucial issues.

The One Thing You Need to Know About Parenthood

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Parents
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

She asks me one question as she traces small circles around her bulging belly button, just one part of her anatomy that will never be the same.

Happiness and Having It All

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 10.13.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Debold

The twin towers of modernity -- the supposedly boundless material success of the capitalist marketplace and the profound domestic bliss that is the pot of gold at the end of the romance story -- are collapsing.

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.23.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Isn't there some way to structure the world of work so that it works for everyone?

Can Women In The Art World "Have It All"? Responses To The Atlantic's Contentious Article

ARTINFO | Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts

Anne-Marie Slaughter's recent article in The Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," has kicked off a typhoon of debate across the country. Sla...

I Don't Want It All

Sheila Quirke | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

I honestly believed I didn't have space in my very rich and full life for children; that I would suck as a mother because I was too self-involved. And then I moved to Cancerville.

Who's Responsible For The Evolution/Creation Controversy? It's Not So Simple

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Are religious people responsible for promoting the continuing battle between evolution and creationism? Of course! But that does not mean that ALL religious people are playing this role.

Advice From Powerful Women In Philanthropy

The Atlantic | Posted 07.05.2012 | Impact

Philanthropy, literally "a love of humankind," is about giving for the benefit of others. Do women have a unique capacity for philanthropic action? Do...

Forget Whether You Can Have It All -- Do You Really Even Want It All?

Lisa Hymas | Posted 09.02.2012 | Women
Lisa Hymas

For me, having what I most want in life means, among other things, having a satisfying career and not having kids.

Women at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Allessandra Bradley-Burns | Posted 06.13.2013 | Women
Allessandra Bradley-Burns

What keeps popping up for me is the way in which the women around me -- these powerful, media savvy, company and country-running women -- keep sharing their most private selves.

I'd Rather Be Happy

Kate Fridkis | Posted 08.29.2012 | Women
Kate Fridkis

Should I go get a "real job" instead? Should my mom have? My childhood would have been totally different. My mom, maybe, would have not appeared so bold to me. So brave.

Why Can't I Have It All?

Jared Gardner | Posted 06.23.2012 | New York
Jared Gardner

I woke up this morning, and like so many Americans today, I found myself wondering: "Why don't I have it all?"

Earning My Keep: Unpaid Labor is Still Work

Erika Christakis | Posted 08.26.2012 | Women
Erika Christakis

Unpaid labor helps to supports families and the communities they live in, it supports industry and it props up the global economy in myriad ways just as surely as the wage-earning jobs do.

Are Working Mothers the Only Ones to Want it All?

Susan Orlins | Posted 08.26.2012 | Parents
Susan Orlins

The best reason I could think of to go back to work was for cocktail parties. When asked what I did, I would be able to respond with something other than the conversation stopper, "I'm a mom."

Do You Talk About Your Kids While At Work?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Silence is toxic. Our ideas of normal come from what we see and hear around us. Our permission to act, and even think, in a certain way, is obtained by noticing the boundaries being heeded by everyone else. So I make it a point to talk about my children at work.

The Work-Family Debate, All Dressed Up

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Ellen Galinsky

FINALLY! This issue may -- just may -- be getting the traction it deserves, thanks to the courage of Slaughter and a number of others.

Slaughter vs. Sandberg: Both Right

Joan Williams | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

Let's not turn this into a catfight. It's not a catfight. It's a situation where two prominent, influential women are talking -- a lot and influentially -- to two different audiences.