Lilit Marcus

A Woman’s Guide To Hasidic Street Harassment

Living in New York City means getting used to street harassment. In the past few years, my name has been Baby, Sexy, Bitch, and Hey You, Why Don’t You Smile? I’ve learned when to give the finger and when to hide. My friend Jen Dziura, a life coaching columnist, advises women that the…
By: Lilit Marcus / August 8, 2012

Lady-Blurring Glasses Are Like Beer Goggles For Orthodox Jews

Let’s say you’re having a problem. Say you’re a dude, and your vision is just too good. It’s so good that you can see attractive women, and those women turn you on. How will you solve your problem? Learn not to stare at people? Teach yourself that women’s bodies are not pieces of meat? Naaaah.
By: Lilit Marcus / August 7, 2012

“The Rules” Are Coming Back — And They’re Still Not Helpful

For a period in 1995, women stopped calling men on the phone and approaching them in bars. The reason? The Rules, a bestselling dating advice book by Ellen Fein and Sherri Schneider. The book, which became a cultural flashpoint, encouraged women to adopt more old-fashioned rules about dating and relationships, like using an egg…
By: Lilit Marcus / May 16, 2012

The Soapbox: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me Not Puke

A few weeks ago, an article in the Orthodox Jewish newspaper The Jewish Press began to make waves in the religious community. Yitta Halberstam, a well-known Jewish author, wrote about the process of trying to find her son a wife. In her part of the Jewish community (a right-wing faction of Orthodoxy sometime…
By: Lilit Marcus / April 17, 2012

3 Things To Keep In Mind When Making A Sex Tape (That Hulk Hogan Learned The Hard Way)

Here are two things I apologize for telling you at lunch. Or after lunch. Or any time in the vicinity of dining: One, that Hulk Hogan has a sex tape, and two, he says he banged so many chicks he doesn’t even know which one is in the tape with him. There are many,…
By: Lilit Marcus / March 11, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m A Miranda And I’m Proud

In elementary school, I was the only kid in my class whose favorite Ninja Turtle was Donatello. Later, I was the only one of my girlfriends who chose Jon Knight as her favorite New Kid on the Block. In other words, I have a thing for the runt of the litter. And the current runt…
By: Lilit Marcus / May 26, 2010

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