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Lexi Herrick

When Life Is Better Without The Person You Loved

Lexi Herrick | January 27, 2015 | Women
It's not that you stop missing them all together. It's not that you don't ever long for the sound of their laugh. It's not that you forget what it felt like to love them. It's just that you remember what it feels like to love yourself.
Alexandra T. Mai

Why I Don't Want to Be My Husband's Wife

Alexandra T. Mai | January 27, 2015 | Women
Reflecting on my own upcoming marriage, I don't buy into the idea that I'd be the gentle caregiver preoccupied with the household and children while my husband, the strong breadwinner, occupies his mind with the family's finances and ponders the 'big things' thoughtfully by swirling his scotch.
Lindsey Caruana

Hit the Road, 20s

Lindsey Caruana | January 27, 2015 | Women
I could be one of the few women on the planet who isn't dreading turning dirty 30 this year. I, for one, can't wait to bid my 20s a long-awaited adieu.
Em & Lo

Top 5 Love Lessons from 'The Bachelor' (Camping, Not Glamping)

Em & Lo | January 27, 2015 | Women
It's 2014. Can we please dispense with the retro myth that virginity = value? Just because you've never experienced the presence of a penis in your vagina does not make you "marriage material." (And while we're at it, let's dispense with that old-fashioned "marriage material" term, too!)
Rob Stephenson

Pushing Back Abortion Laws Pushes Us Back to the '70s

Rob Stephenson | January 27, 2015 | Politics
The U.S. is not alone in restricting access to abortion; many other countries have far more restrictive and even punitive legislations. But 41 years on, we are still grappling with providing access to an essential reproductive health service. And that feels so 1970s.
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Russian Tattoo: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | January 27, 2015 | Books
While embarking on a book project about prominent immigrant women leaders, I realized that many of them are authors as well.
Rachael Oakes-Ash

Waiting for Thin, When Fatism Rules the World

Rachael Oakes-Ash | January 27, 2015 | Women
Life, fat or thin, isn't life if you are not in it. How can you connect when you project into the future what you will look like when you are thin and reach back into the past to lament the times that you were and lost it?
Lauren Leader-Chivee

A New Women's Movement for a New Time

Lauren Leader-Chivee | January 27, 2015 | Women
We have the ability to choose our careers and determine our destinies in ways our mothers could hardly have imagined. And yet, we are far from achieving full equality and empowerment as envisioned by women in 1975.
40 Percent and Rising

I Used To Be Ashamed Of Making More Money Than My Husband. Not Anymore.

40 Percent and Rising | January 27, 2015 | Women
For the entirety of my married life, I've made more money than my husband. And not a little bit more -- a lot. The year we met, in my job as a Wall Street lawyer, I made something like ten times what he did as an actor and bartender in New York City.
Nicole Scott

Days Like This

Nicole Scott | January 27, 2015 | Parents
Mama said there will be days like this. She said it with her expressions. The warmest of hugs. Never with an "I told you so," but always with forgiveness. Before I ever knew I was going to be a mother of four, she gave me my first glimpse of what it would be like to be a mama.
Off The Shelf

The Power of Memoir to Heal Unspeakable Pain

Off The Shelf | January 27, 2015 | Books
By Marina Nemat for Off the Shelf When she was a 16-year-old Iranian student, Marina Nemat was arrested for crimes against the Iranian government and sent to the notorious Evin Prison, where she was beaten, tortured and condemned to die. Her miraculous story of survival is told in...
Toni Hammer

The 5 Types of Tired All Moms Experience

Toni Hammer | January 27, 2015 | Parents
I've compiled a list of the different types of tired that affect us parents. What? You didn't know there were different types of tired? In between yawns, give this list a read and let me know if you identify with any of them. Or all of them, like me.
Rachel Toalson

Just Because I Have a Large Family Doesn't Mean I Didn't Family Plan

Rachel Toalson | January 27, 2015 | Parents
It may be news to many, but every one of our six babies was planned (well, except for the extra twin we didn't anticipate).
Emily F. Reese

The Real Learning Channel: A Straight Spouse Of A Gay Husband Speaks Out

Emily F. Reese | January 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
As the hype around the TLC show My Husband's Not Gay begins to wane, I find it a shame that there has been little attention paid to the perspectives of straight women who have experienced being in a mixed-orientation marriage, where one spouse is gay and the other is straight.
Rachel Toalson

Miscarriage, the Grief That We Can't Talk About

Rachel Toalson | January 26, 2015 | Parents
Before we even meet them, we have already planned their details and we have already seen their faces and we have already embraced them, alive. And then they are gone, and they will never sit in our car or sleep in that bed or look at the walls of that room we decorated with them in mind.
Rep. Judy Chu

Your Rights Do Not Depend on Your Zip Code (Unless You Are a Woman)

Rep. Judy Chu | January 26, 2015 | Politics
Unable to deprive women the right to abortion outright through the courts, the anti-choice movement has adopted a different strategy.
Danielle Page

You Can Live With A Roommate Of The Opposite Sex (But Read This First)

Danielle Page | January 26, 2015 | Women
I asked a few experts to weigh in on whether or not men and women can live together platonically. The verdict? You can live with someone of the opposite sex...as long as you follow a few guidelines.
Jill S. Tietjen

Finger Lakes Women Activists

Jill S. Tietjen | January 26, 2015 | Women
With words that at the time were probably regarded as heresy "that all men and women are created equal," the document also listed 18 grievances, including the lack of the right to vote. The battle -- which would take 72 years -- had begun.
Jennifer Lizza

10 Things You Learn During a Snowstorm

Jennifer Lizza | January 26, 2015 | Parents
After all the status updates come the pictures. Kids in the snow, dogs in the snow, Grandma in the snow, rulers on the deck in the snow and, of course, just snow with the caption "beautiful," or "It's really coming down now."
YourTango

What Happened When My Husband And I Tried A '50 Shades Of Grey' Sex Scene

YourTango | January 26, 2015 | Weddings
We were both theatre majors so it wouldn't be too difficult to play Christian and Anastasia...would it?
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