Haven't we long since come to terms with the fact that women can wear short skirts and red lipstick, love fashion and champion women's rights? That describing a woman as smart and sexy is not, in fact, an oxymoron?
I cannot make the world safe or perfect or even more evolved for her but I can tell the truth as I see it. As I turn out her light, I vow to do better, to turn off the noise.
I'm not sure that Glamour's topless cover shots are appealing to women because the cover models' breasts are "average."
I love the Oscars. This year, however, I will boycott the Academy Awards and encourage other to as well, because you managed to nominate exactly NO women for Best Director.
Manti Te'o has completely taken over the news cycle. The scandal has shed light on a number of important realities: fact-checking is a lost art that journalists will never forget to do again, and getting "catfished" is a thing in 2013. But the most unsettling aspect is not making headlines.
Is calling out "Women in..." really helping us move closer to true gender equality, an equality that continues to lag beyond all reason, ability and time? Or, in doing this, are we just ghettoizing and separating women, and thus slowing progress?
With an unflappable belief in the possibility of a freer, fairer world, Letty Cottin Pogrebin has spent the last 42 years of her life combating anti-Semitism, promoting peace in the Middle East and tirelessly fighting for women's rights in the U.S. and abroad.
Everyone, there's cursing in the lady mags. Someone dispatch one of Emily Post's descendants to the Conde Nast building STAT.
Every woman on this planet is a real woman. There is not one single "type" that is better or womanlier than another. There is not one woman who holds the title of supreme, but... real? Real is what we all are.
Today, because of Zubeida's courage to use her voice, report on other women's voices, and argue for hiring policies that would allow women to occupy all positions in the newsroom, life is different for women in Pakistan.
Will the media ever truly be a good vehicle for women and their stories? Not unless women have the option to run the show, ask the questions, and answer them in their own voices. For when women are invisible, their voices are not just lost, their victories are as well.
I attended a panel at the Women's Economic forum this afternoon, which was meant to cover the topic "stereotypes of women in the media." The conversation, however, quickly shifted its focus to a more frightening and urgent question: Where are all the women in media?
When the founders of BlogHer originally asked the question, "Where are all the women bloggers?", they moved ahead to embrace a sector that wasn't being valued or taken seriously.
We have a world-shaping imbalance in our story telling. Our stories do not teach children that girls and women have independent agency and moral competence. So, why should they grow up to claim them as women or respect them in women as adults?
The BlogHer conference is a chance to meet bloggers, to network, to hone your writing skills, to get advice on blogging business skills and to connect to the community.
Just when you get complacent with the status quo, Weiner purposefully pulls the rug out from under you. It might not always be elegantly done, but it's usually effective.