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The Second Sex

Existential Questions for a More Meaningful Valentine's Day

Skye Cleary | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Skye Cleary

Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, at the very least it's a reminder to reflect on our relationships, and to think about how we can love better...

What Is Authentic Love? Simone de Beauvoir on Romance

Skye Cleary | Posted 01.07.2016 | Women
Skye Cleary

Does finding "the one" and living happily ever after sound ideal? Has your happiness ever depended on a lover? Has your lover ever tried to stop you from pursuing your hopes and dreams (or vice versa)?

In Bonnets or Sweat Pants, We're Cultural Historians

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

Whatever subjects we choose, as women writers we are cataloging historical and cultural events in ways that go far deeper than the two-dimensional stories told by photographs. We get into the heads of our audience in ways that movies still can't.

Anaïs Nin, Diary Writing and Women's History Month

Diana M. Raab | Posted 05.21.2012 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

What made Nin's work so appealing, especially to women, was that she provided profound insights into her role as a woman, a sexual being, and erotic spirit.

Required Reading: Revisiting Feminist Literature

flavorwire.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Most of us read "serious books" about feminism in high school and college, but how many of us have gone back and read The Second Sex as adults? Stepha...

Feminist Classic Goosebumps

Kate Clinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kate Clinton

We started simply. We brought some classics -- Adrienne Rich, Mary Daly, Audre Lourde, Judith Butler -- and classic collections. We read short selections every Saturday on Commercial Street.

Was Mary a Template for Today's Feminism?

Petru Popescu | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Petru Popescu

The mother of Jesus became an icon a long time ago, and in many ways her icon is more powerful and haunting inside our psyche than the icon of her famed son.