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The History Of The Pin-Up Girl, From The 1800s To The Present

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts

She's risqué but never explicit. She's flirtatious but fiercely independent. She's erotic but always safe for work, a welcome sight for your teenage ...

The Envelope, Please! Announcing The First Annual 'Blurbie' Awards for Truly Ridiculous PR

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Peter Mandel

As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?

Lesbian Truthtellers Write Books to Take Home With You: Essayist Judith Witherow and Novelist Renee Bess

Janet Mason | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

I was reminded of the quote from the late poet Muriel Rukeyser -- ''What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open'' -- when I read Judith K. Witherow's collection of essays, Strong Enough To Bend.

Experimental Poetry and a Good Old-fashioned Mystery: Lesbian Staples to Live By

Janet Mason | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

Like most mystery writers, if not all, Timberlake, uses her plotlines to explore a backdrop of interest to her.

Heal This Way and Coming Around: Words for LGBT Youth and Their Parents

Janet Mason | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

While the advice that Coming Around offers may just sound like commonsense -- the fact is that this information is not common knowledge in the dominant culture.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Birth Control

Brittney Bullock | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Brittney Bullock

With the aid of birth control, women are afforded the freedom to live as carefree as any man. It relinquishes the burden of unplanned parenthood; it is, in fact, a liberator.

Animated Janis Joplin Interview Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

On Sept. 30 1970, four days before Janis Joplin's death, she gave what would be her final interview. Forty-three years later (almost to the date), tha...

Cooked: Is Fast Food Feminism's Fault?

Martha Burk | Posted 06.23.2013 | Books
Martha Burk

Our culture is stuck in the '50s when it comes to feeding the family. It's still her job, even if it now means picking up a pizza, or microwaving frozen concoctions that taste like the cartons they come in.

Green (With Envy) About the Gay Rights Movement

Anu Kumar | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Anu Kumar

I wholeheartedly stand with gay Americans in this movement. I hope the Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage and that financial equality for gay families can be achieved. I support unequivocally the sexual and reproductive rights of all people. But when will it be our turn?

50 Years of Women's History -- What Would Betty Say?

Martha Burk | Posted 05.15.2013 | Books
Martha Burk

Revolutionary when it came out in 1963, The Feminine Mystique helped unleash the activism that became the "women's liberation" movement and pushed for equal social, political, and economic rights.

What Took So Long? Women's History From Those Who Made It

Martha Burk | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Martha Burk

February 26 marks the premiere of MAKERS: Women Who Make America, a documentary about how women took to the streets to transform society. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the series highlights women who have done extraordinary things.

Gender Wars: Women Redefining Customs as Crimes

Ruth Rosen | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Ruth Rosen

For the first time, young activists organized a movement around their own lives and that of other women. Once they saw inequality, they saw it everywhere. And, it was everywhere. But like fish in water, it had just seemed normal.

Averting the Fiscal Cliff: Retired Postal Worker Shames One Percent

Janet Mason | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Janet Mason

The U.S. Treasury Department has been taking contributions toward the national debt since 1961. The largest single donation, made in 1992, was $3.5 million. Most contributions have been under $100 dollars.

Gun Control Laws and Race And Class: Let's Talk About It

Janet Mason | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Janet Mason

We can start with gun control legislation. President Obama is in his second term and now is in a position to take action. Public opinion is on his side. Let's put pressure on our legislators to make sure this happens.

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.

Yes We Can (Hookup)!

Posted 09.18.2012 | College

Male and female students alike are being touted as part of a 'Hookup Generation.' Are girls who do this really empowering themselves? Is there still a...

On the Passing of the Real Cosmo Girl

Catherine Clinch | Posted 10.16.2012 | Women
Catherine Clinch

If I had to pick out one year from my childhood that most stands out in memory, it would be 1964 -- the year my mother introduced me to Sex and The Single Girl.

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 09.24.2012 | Gay 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?