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Defending 'Joan of Snark'

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.17.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

In time, snark will likely run its course. For now snark, as well as the women who wield it, is here to stay.

Who Is Still Afraid of Katie Roiphe?

Jim Downs | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Jim Downs

In response to the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey, Roiphe gained national prominence in 2012 with a Newsweek cover story about why sadomasochism is a feminist dream. The story went viral, and many feminists again called for her to be tied up and gagged.

Free to Be ... Me: Why Do Other People's Choices Make Us So Cranky?

Ester Bloom | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Ester Bloom

Friends, this is very simple. If you don't want to go to other people's joyous ceremonies, don't go. If you don't want children, don't have them. If you don't want to get married, great! Save your money for retirement. I'm not judging you, so please do me the courtesy of not judging me.

Why It's Important To Let Kids 'Hang Out' Online

Slate | Posted 05.17.2012 | Parents

Here’s a scene in my house: My almost 9-year-old is on the Internet doing something or other, and I am not standing over her shoulder or otherwise m...

Best/Worst Brands May 7-14: Fifty Shades of Shame, Slim Aarons, Members Only

Alona Elkayam | Posted 05.13.2012 | Style
Alona Elkayam

I am really mad at you, the media set. It all started with Angelina's leg at the Oscars. I could not imagine that was news. But it was news and you wr...

Missing From the Domination Fest: Men

Rick Newman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Rick Newman

Today's man has barely earned the right to massage his partner's feet when she gets home from her 12-hour workday at the investment bank or the ER or the particle accelerator.

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?

Virgins, Bondage and the 'Magical Penis': Newsweek's Fail

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

There is no connection between the theme of submission/dominance and women's "possible" discomfort with economic successes and power.

25 Percent of Women Experience Sex-Based Harassment at Work

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

This morning the Washington Post reported the findings of a Washington Post/ABC poll that revealed the following: • 25% of women report being sexua...

All Things Considered: The Many Talents of Wesley Stace

David Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Coggins

Wesley Stace's eclectic talents make him a hard man to pin down. For over 20 years he's recorded highly literate folk music under the name John Wesley Harding. We spoke recently in Manhattan.

New York Times: Why Criticism Matters

nytimes.com | The EDITORS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We live in the age of opinion­ -- offered instantly, effusively and in increasingly strident tones. Much of it goes by the name of criticism, and in ...

American Woman: 15 Trailblazers Vogue Left Off Their List

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 11.28.2012 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

At this time of year, for those in the fashion industry, "going to the Met" has nothing to do with spending a lazy day in the galleries, admiring Byza...