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5 Shocking Realities Of Being Transgender The Media Ignores

I bet that, for most of you, nothing would feel weirder than having your dad or brother tell you he’s now a woman. And for a certain percentage of people,…

Cracked | March 23, 2014 - 10:30 am

The Soapbox: On Lori Gottlieb, “Egalitarian” Relationships And Sexual Passion

The author Lori Gottlieb markets herself as a teller of harsh relationship truths for women. As a contributor to The Atlantic, she saw her 2008 piece “Marry Him!” turned into…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Emily Matchar, Author of Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing The New Domesticity

One upon a time, the phrase “domestic diva” referred to Martha Stewart and stereotypes of 1950’s housewives. But you may have noticed recently that all your friends are knitting and

Jessica Wakeman | November 30, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Going To Hell In A Handbag

There are a lot of worries parents might have as their child heads off to school: academic struggles, not getting along with teachers or classmates, bad behavior. The potential consequences…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

It’s OK, The Word “Wife” Isn’t Going To Bite

A woman goes through life with a number of labels that she doesn’t have any control over, either by birth or by society’s imposition. But one label she should get…

Jessica Wakeman | September 4, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Mommie Dearest: Breastfeeding Shouldn’t Make Men And Women Unequal As Parents

When it comes to mothering and the so-called “Mommy Wars,” the one debate that will seemingly never die is the one centered around breastfeeding. I’ve written extensively about breastfeeding in…

Avital Norman Nathman | August 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Let’s Talk About The Difference Between ‘Sex’ & ‘Gender’

“So? What are you having?”

Throughout my pregnancy, that was the number one question I received, tied only with: “How are you feeling?” At first I was polite…

Avital Norman Nathman | August 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Men With Sisters Are More Likely To Become Republicans, Do Less Housework

My brother grew up with four sisters in the house. I know, right? Come to find out, there’s more to having a bunch of sisters than just growing up to…

Jessica Wakeman | July 2, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Hitched: Stop With The Female Breadwinning Trend Stories Already

Here’s this article entitled, “The Flip Side Of Being A Female Breadwinner,” another one of those what-does-it-all-mean pieces (yes, there’s an evolutionary psychologist quoted, if you’re playing Navel-Gazey Trend Story…

Andrea Grimes | May 29, 2013 - 12:00 pm

MTV Announces Masculinity-Policing New Series Called “Guy Court”

Just in case you weren’t clear why we still need feminism to break down the sexism of culturally-prescribed gender roles: MTV announced yesterday it greenlit a new reality TV show…

Jessica Wakeman | April 26, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Gabrielle Reece Is A Submissive Wife To Husband Laird Hamilton

Professional volleyball player Gabrielle Reese is promoting a new memoir, My Foot Is Too Big For The Glass Slipper, which hops on the bandwagon of a somewhat popular theme for

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2013 - 9:20 am

Whoops! Fox News Accidentally Illustrates Story On “Traditional Gender Roles” With Photo Of Same-Sex Couple

Fox News, what a bunch of bozos. Jessica Valenti, founding editor of Feministing, noticed something curious about the photo accompanying an article on FoxNews.com about “traditional gender roles.” Further research…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 9, 2013 - 12:00 pm