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Vote for Romney and He'll Take Your Rights Away: In Remembrance of Post-Feminists and Back Alley Abortions

Janet Mason | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Janet Mason

Have no doubt -- Mitt Romney plans to take Planned Parenthood's funding away and he plans to do his best to let the Supreme Court and then the states overturn Roe v. Wade.

What You Need to Know about Naomi Wolf and Vagina

Jane Czyzselska | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Jane Czyzselska

Since Naomi Wolf released Vagina: A New Biography, we've seen an endless number of personal attacks masquerading as critique and a denigration of the author's work, mental health and intelligence -- critiques no man would dare to make, lest he be accused of misogyny.

My Feminist Perspective? Knowledge Is Power

Naomi Wolf | Posted 11.12.2012 | Books
Naomi Wolf

If we are to have intellectual integrity we must not flee from new insights but engage with them. I for one prefer to look at the new evidence directly, not avert my eyes from it -- knowing that the truth always empowers -- and meanwhile to keep up the age-old fight for women's freedom.

There's Something Fishy in the State of Wolf Criticism

Caroline Criado-Perez | Posted 11.11.2012 | Books
Caroline Criado-Perez

All the best articles in response to Naomi Wolf's new book, Vagina, seem to start with a punning crack about Wolf's subject. And I can't help wondering if this isn't just a little bit problematic, and if it doesn't, just a little bit, make Wolf's point for her?

Shulamith Firestone Dead: Feminist Writer Dies At 67

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.31.2012 | Women

NEW YORK — Writer Shulamith Firestone, who published her influential "The Dialectic of Sex" at age 25 and then retreated into isolation and ment...

Helen Gurley Brown, I'll Miss You

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

When I found out Girly was actually Gurley, I was taken aback and perplexed. How could I have gone years and years and never known this? I'd felt an affinity for this woman who could appear so relaxed and so at comfortable in her own skin. Her nickname, "girly," made her relatable.

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...

Paul Ryan Says America Needs Choice: Are Women American Citizens?

Gina Barreca | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Gina Barreca

In his speech Saturday morning, Paul Ryan emphasized the need for Americans to take back its right to choose. Isn't it right to assume that, if we want the government out of off our backs and out of our wallets, we'd also want the government out our wombs?

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.

Why We As a Culture Are in Love With Women Who Drink

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 10.02.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

Call them recorders of life. Call them absorbers or mirrors. But don't call them renegades.

Vintage Girls vs. the Kimvaders

Sarah Kennedy | Posted 07.23.2012 | Style
Sarah Kennedy

With an idea first, it's easier to choose colors, fabrics and even heel heights. Sure, there's fun to be had in hours of endless second-hand riffling but who has the time?

Hot Summer Reading: Good Dirty Books VS. Bad Dirty Books

Gina Barreca | Posted 09.13.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

My best bet is that Anais Nin would have flung 50 Shades of Grey across the floor and said "Who are you kidding, honey? If you're going to read filth, read well-written, smart, sexy and good filth."

New Domino's Artisan Pizza Ad Offends With Rape Innuendo

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2012 | Women

A new ad for Domino's artisan pizza may have crossed the line from delicious into derogatory when it featured the phrase, "No Is The New Yes." ...

Why Men Can't Have It All

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 09.08.2012 | Women
Madeleine M. Kunin

Instead of concluding that we have to reject the women's movement's promise that women could "have it all," it's time to acknowledge that many of the same limitations hold true for men

Is Walmart Good for Women?

Karin Kamp | Posted 09.02.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

A multitude of sex discrimination allegations have kept Walmart in the news in recent years. That's why a recent headline in The Atlantic caught me off-guard.

Why Women Shouldn't Want To Have It All

Keli Goff | Posted 06.25.2012 | Women
Keli Goff

Yet again, a powerful, influential woman had a platform to talk about the issue of choice when it comes to women, parenthood and power and chose not to discuss one of the most undervalued choices of all: the choice not to become a parent.

Dear Elizabeth Wurtzel: Stay-At-Home Moms Are Feminists, Too

Heather Wood Rudúlph | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Heather Wood Rudúlph

Staying home to raise children is a privilege, especially in today's economy. But non-millionaire moms do it all the time.

Tropes vs. Women

Posted 06.14.2012 | Arts

Imagine a world where female video game characters could save the world instead of waiting to get saved. Think about it: if the ladies were doing the ...

Ms. Magazine, Wonder Woman and 40 Years of Change

Marlo Thomas | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

You can't judge a book by its cover. But you can absolutely judge a magazine that way -- because the cover is a good indication of what the magazine cares about. And that is precisely, why 40 years ago, women everywhere began grabbing up Ms. magazine with both hands. From the start -- and continuing today -- those covers have instantly told you that Ms. cared about what women cared about.

From The Bachelorette to the Boardroom (and Bedroom): What Have We Learned?

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 07.18.2012 | Women
Shira Hirschman Weiss

The women in my neighborhood always seemed to be complaining of some injustice or another and I wanted them to stop. "Why bring attention to yourself like this?" I remember thinking at age 10.

Louise Bourgeois: The Return Of The Repressed

Posted 03.16.2012 | Arts

Louise Bourgeois created haunting sculptural forms inspired by femininity and domesticity. But through her touch, these 'soft' subject matters morph i...

Reclaiming the F-Word

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"It's hard to get passionate about a cause when you haven't faced the consequences of what you're fighting for."

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.

A Woman's Message To Rush

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 05.05.2012 | Women
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Those with clout like Rush talk about and regard us with the same type of annoyance and irritation that they also reserve for the brave participants of the Occupy Movement.

Feminist Zinefest in Brooklyn

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 04.22.2012 | New York
Jenna Henry Hansen

Zines are usually found at small, independent bookstores, but zinefests are a popular way to sell, swap and share resources. I chatted with co-organizer Elvis Bakaitis to find out more about the Feminist Zinefest.