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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.

Why Every Woman Should Celebrate the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (Yes, I'm Serious)

Keli Goff | Posted 04.22.2012 | Women
Keli Goff

While the rest of the modeling world has increasingly celebrated body types that look like a 16-year-old girl's head placed on top of a 13-year-old boy's body, Sports Illustrated has continuously celebrated healthy female bodies.

The Decline of Women in America?

Nomiki Konst | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Nomiki Konst

We are mothers, sisters and daughters. We are multi-taskers, leaders and advocates. We are care-takers, Governors and executives. We are 51% of the population. Yet still, in 2012, women are seeing vicious attacks on basic rights. How did this happen?

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?

How I Made Peace with the Other 'F' Word

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 04.08.2012 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

I'd heard women start sentences with "I'm not a feminist, but ...," modeling for me that we wanted to distance ourselves from some scary picture of women burning bras and hating men.

What's so wrong with "Mademoiselle"

Mona Elyafi | Posted 03.24.2012 | Women
Mona Elyafi

Turning "Madame" into the universal title for women creates, in my opinion, a form of reverse discrimination.

The Atlantic's Woman Problem

Caryl Rivers | Posted 03.20.2012 | Media
Caryl Rivers

One day I would like to pick up the Atlantic and see a well-reported article about American women that's without the "What the hell are they up to now?" brand of alarm.

Hillary's Women's Rights Problem

Vishnu Sridharan | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Vishnu Sridharan

By stating in no uncertain terms that women deserve equal treatment because of their inalienable, integral and indivisible rights, Clinton will solidify her record as one of the most influential advocates for gender equality the world has ever seen.

Why Some Men Won't Accept That You're Not That Into Them

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 02.27.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Face it, guys. She's hot. You're not. Walk away. Right?

Why Do Single Dads Get Shafted?

Vicki Larson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

As much as we love the idea of men being an equal partner in a marriage, we don't necessarily embrace the idea of men being an equal partner in a divorce.