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Mitt Romney's Women Problem: Is Paul Ryan the New Sarah Palin?

Janet Mason | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics
Janet Mason

When I first heard the news about Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate, I had a sneaking suspicion that this was the Romney camp's solution to the w...

I Don't Want Kids, But I'm Not Broken

Anjali Sareen | Posted 10.10.2012 | Women
Anjali Sareen

I've always imagined a life filled with travelling at the drop of a hat. This doesn't mean I'm less of a woman or that I'm broken; it simply means I'm sure of what I want and destined for a life without diapers.

From Silence, Stigma, And Shame: Finding My Voice

Chana Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chana Wilson

Fear was releasing from my body as my mother's story echoed on the airwaves from the Pacific to the Sierra foothills. But when it came to my story -- my story, not my mother's -- the silence of my childhood was still deeply embedded in my body.

A Woman's Place is... Where?

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.28.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

It was 1976. The front page of every newspaper was ablaze with reports about something called Women's Liberation. I was caught in the vortex of this revolutionary upheaval.

Too Many Shades of Grey

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 06.27.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Debold

Why, when the women's movement aimed to liberate us from being sexually objectified and degraded, are so many women objectifying and degrading themselves?

Why Are So Many Women Living Alone

The New Yorker | Posted 04.09.2012 | Women

As reliably as autumn brings Orion to the night sky, spring each year sends a curious constellation to the multiplex: a minor cluster of romantic come...

What About 'Women Making History Month'?

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 05.12.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Debold

What if we re-named March "Women Making History Month"? Because this month in 2012, we certainly have some history-making to do.

The 2nd Worst Question To Ask A Single Woman

Melanie Notkin | Posted 04.18.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

When a woman is over age 30, single and childless, people want to know why. Just about everyone is just dying to know: What is she waiting for?

Up With Stereotypes! Is Defining a Real Man Today Really Politically Incorrect?

Janet Carlson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Janet Carlson

At pivotal times, stereotypes serve as just the platform we need -- something solid and obvious against which to rebel. Lucille Ball's antics on I Love Lucy were that funny because they were so not the proper behavior of a proper housewife in the 1950s.

Are Lazy Husbands On The Rise?

Christelyn Karazin | Posted 01.05.2012 | Weddings
Christelyn Karazin

While we're kicking arse and taking names, an increasing number of men have devolved into children who whine and play video games all day.

Men In The Post-Women's-Lib World: Should We Give Them A How-To Guide?

Janet Carlson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Carlson

Nobody rewrote the user's manual for men. And God knows, men rely on the manual. So how were men to know how to behave vis-à-vis women in the new order?

'The Female Eunuch' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I spotted a worn copy of "The Female Eunuch" on my mother's shelf in 1999, and something about the savage cover, showing a hollow female torso with ha...

The Women's Deliberation Movement

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

In this era, we can no longer afford for deliberation, defined as "leisureliness of movement or action; slowness" to define us as women.

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to ...

The Liberation of Women: Another Failed Dream of Cuba's Revolution

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Fifty years after the start of a social process that was to reform all of Cuban society, women are still waiting their turn on the crowded agenda of necessary changes.

Our Daughters, Ourselves

Lynn Povich | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lynn Povich

On March 16, 1970, Newsweek published a cover story on the women's movement called "Women in Revolt." That same morning, 46 female Newsweek staffers announced that we, too, were in revolt.

Why Can't the Boomers Just Shut Up About Woodstock?

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nathan Hegedus

Unless you were backing up Janis Joplin in a secret jam session, or at least at, you know, actually at Woodstock, please, shut up.

Vatican: Washing Machine More Liberating Than The Pill

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As International Women's Day is celebrated, the Vatican had a novel message for the women of the world: give thanks for the washing machine. This humb...

Better Fathers: Courtesy of the Sexual Revolution

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Little attention has been paid to the impact that women's liberation has had on men -- Gen X dads spend significantly more time with their children than baby-boomer fathers.

Where Have All The Gentleman Gone?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Nowhere in the Western world are we raising a generation of men who pride themselves on their restraint and respect toward women. It's a man's world. Women just live in it.