“No means no” is a phrase feminists have successfully integrated into the lexicon to use in halting unwanted sexual advances. And now some feminists are arguing the next terrain for “no means no” should be for cutting back on above-the-call-of-duty hours spent in the workplace.
So says the new book “Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules For Success,” by Claire Shipman, senior national correspondent for ABC News’ “Good Morning America” and mom of two, and Katty Kay, Washington correspondent and anchor for “BBC World News America” and mom of four. Their argument, as described by Salon:
[The authors] call for women to say no to 60-plus-hour work weeks and overly demanding jobs that yank them away from their families. Instead, they urge working women to use their clout in the workplace to demand fewer hours at the office, turn down non-family-friendly assignments, and take control of their time by working from home more, checking e-mail less and avoiding meetings whenever possible.
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The Jonas Brothers are a little behind on putting out a “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” tribute, but we still appreciate Joe Jonas’ attempt at doing Beyonce’s signature moves while wearing a unitard and heels. Our only question: How does he not know all the words?! Keep reading »
Dear Brides and Brides-to-be,
Seriously, has it really come to this? Are some of you actually growing your own salads for your wedding receptions now? And if you aren’t, the Telegraph thinks you should. In a series called “Grow Your Own Wedding,” the newspaper published an article today that laid out what to sow and grow and mix together, from “Ruben Lettuce” to, I kid you not, fennel bulbs, to create your own perfect wedding day salad. Thank God I’m keeping my engagement short and getting married next month, because I don’t think I could possibly stand another half a year of this silliness. Everywhere I turn to for ideas or advice, I’m completely inundated with this DIY crap. Look, I get that it can be fun to get all crafty and put your own personal stamp on your BIG, SPECIAL DAY, but I have to draw the line at lining my RSVP envelopes and growing my own fennel, and maybe you should to. Keep reading »
It’s exactly what it sounds like. Businesswoman Sarah Lavely created Sarah’s Smash Shack after she was dumped by her husband of 12 years. The Shack is a place for women — and men — to take out their love frustrations by smashing anything in sight. The breakable goods are provided, but jilted lovers are encouraged to bring their ex’s old crap to destroy. Lavely says people come out of the Smash Shack much calmer and less angry. [San Diego, 6/3/09] Keep reading »
A Southeast Asian guy IMed me with about how I (a white woman) am dating a half-Asian guy and how I should write “something about white girls who date Asian boys…[it's a] fascinating topic.” He told me white women dating Asian men was “extremely rare, mostly because of prevailing stereotypes about Asian men,” such as “passivity” and Asian men being “desexualized” and therefore “overlooked by white girls.” He then suggested that my boyfriend, like other Asian men who date white girls, must be really “doting.” Presumably because he’s so grateful to be with me. Keep reading »
In a fashion coup only fit for an A-list diva, Bruno (played by Sacha Baron Cohen) lands a cover of British Marie Claire with model Alessandra Ambrosio. In the issue, which hits newsstands this Thursday, Bruno shares a few style words of wisdom from A-Z… Keep reading »
If you show up at a daytime wedding caked in makeup with a prom-style updo, you’re going to look like a moron. There, we said it. Daytime weddings aren’t always casual, but they’re definitely more chill than nighttime weddings. Your hair and makeup should match the minimal-fuss attitude of the event. After the jump, we tell you how to get model Jacquetta Wheeler’s smartly laid-book look. Keep reading »
In a fight between OctoMom and Kate Gosselin, we’re not sure who’d win. And sadly, it looks like it might be coming to that. Today, the war between the women with way too many kids reached a fever pitch. In February, Kate appeared on “Dr. Phil” and had some not-so-nice words to say about Nadya. Today, Nadya fired back. In a brand new interview with Radar Online (trust me, you’ll want to watch), she lashed out at Kate for getting a tummy tuck, for looking too much like a box (huh?), and for being desperate for attention. Pot, meet kettle. Keep reading »
There are two types of women in the world: women who are totally comfortable with masturbation and those who are ashamed of the act. I realize there are more than two types of women in the world, so forgive my rhetorical cheat. It’s for a good cause.
I don’t know why some women are weird about pleasuring themselves. I am not, in fact, a woman. But to those who are embarrassed about it, please, think about rubbing one out for your boyfriend or husband tonight. He will love it. There are few spectacles as captivating as a woman getting herself off. It is pure sex on toast. Watching your girl squirm, growl, and hit the right buttons while you whisper dirty little secrets and improper commands is so hot, it makes my guts ache. It’s vulnerable, and intimate, and epically eye-crossing. Keep reading »