femininity - Page 2

Girl Talk: Why I Love MMA Fighting

The first MMA fight that I saw was by accident. I was visiting a friend at her apartment and her boyfriend and his friends were watching the last battle in…

Courtney Young | March 19, 2013 - 12:00 pm

“Girls Don’t Play Football” & Other BS Gender Stereotypes

Something nice for a change: here’s a clever new video from the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault about “breaking the box” of society-prescribed gender stereotypes. Boys can cry. Girls can…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Hitched: Does Being A Wife Mean Being A Proper Lady?

“Are you going to grow your hair out for the wedding?”

Obviously my stylist needed to know, because she was standing there with scissors. But family members? Dress…

Andrea Grimes | January 9, 2013 - 1:00 pm

21 Things We Do To Make Ourselves Feel Feminine

Hey, masculinity and femininity are totally constructions. That’s some Women’s Studies 101 stuff right there. Nevertheless, there are times when we just really want to dig in and fulfill our…

Julie Gerstein | December 18, 2012 - 10:00 am

Alanis Morissette Writes Some Hippie-Dippy, New Age Stuff About The “Divine Feminine”

I love hippies … I just don’t always understand what they’re talking about. Case in point: an uber-New Age-y piece Alanis Morissette penned today on The Daily Beast about the…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Superfluous Study Says Republican Women Are More Feminine Than Democrats

Big news in science land: A new study from UCLA’s Department of Psychology has found that Republican women have more feminine facial features than their Democratic counterparts. Researchers examined the…

Julie Gerstein | October 22, 2012 - 1:40 pm

The Soapbox: Where Helen Gurley Brown Got Feminism Wrong

When Helen Gurley Brown passed away earlier this week at the age of 90, female journalists and writers came out en masse to laud Brown for her contributions to the…

Julie Gerstein | August 15, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Olympic Athlete Alysia Montano Wear A Flower In Her Hair, Sends Rad Girl Power Message

“The flower to me means strength with femininity. I think that a lot of people say things like ‘You run like a girl.’ That doesn’t mean you have to run soft…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 9, 2012 - 9:40 am

Republican Politician To Offer Class On “Posture, Deportment And Feminine Presence.” Yes, Seriously.

Update: 4p.m. Well, that was quick. State Senator Mary Marty Golden’s website has canceled the event. I guess you’ll have to learn your feminine wiles elsewhere. [New York Observer]

Jessica Wakeman | July 3, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Beth Ditto On Southern Womanhood

“I think that we have parents that we have to answer to [in the South]. My mother would die if she found out that I treated someone rudely. … When…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Girl Talk: If Guys Don’t Care When We Poop, Why Do We?

Back in college, my best dude friend laughingly told me a horrifying — and quite possibly apocryphal — story about a “friend of a friend” whose one-night stand lost control…

Megan Carpentier | December 16, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Why Are The Best Shows On TV About Dudes?

There’s an interesting essay Chuck Klosterman wrote (it’s really very good, read the whole thing here) where he postulates:
There doesn’t seem to be much debate over what have

Jennifer Wright | October 12, 2011 - 1:00 pm