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More Men Are Moving Into “Pink Collar” Professions

Once upon a time, a male kindergarten teacher or a male nurse was an oddity, even a novelty. But changing gender roles — and a turned-on-its-head economy — mean that…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2012 - 8:30 am

Today’s Lady News: Little Girls & Their Pink Things Make For A Fascinating Photo Project

As if you needed further proof that toy companies are ruthless when it comes to marketing “girls” and “boys” toys in the basest way possible: “The Pink & blue…

Jessica Wakeman | March 16, 2012 - 5:30 pm

12 Annoying Phrases Used To Describe Women

I’ve been reflecting more on why I felt such deep shame while watching “The Bachelor” finale the other night. I think part of it has to do with the way…

Ami Angelowicz | March 15, 2012 - 11:00 am

Michelle Duggar’s Tips For A Happy Marriage Include Being “Financially Dependent” On A Man

I won’t beat around the bush: “tips for a happy marriage” from Michelle Duggar are as bad as they sound.

In the season premiere of “19 Kids and…

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Hitched: The Reluctant Groom

“Grooms get in free!”

That’s the generous offer from Austin Monthly, my local glossy society rag, for its “Couture, Cakes and Cufflinks,” uh, “Bridal Bash.” There’s nothing particularly unusual about…

Andrea Grimes | February 15, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: What Does It Mean To Be A Wife?

I’ve been putting off making the trip to the county clerk’s office to see about getting Patrick and I common-law married. In order for me to be enrolled on his health insurance,…

Andrea Grimes | February 1, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Feminist Parenting Sounds Really Freakin’ Hard

One of the things that freaks me out the most about having kids someday is letting them choose their gender roles on their own. I am going to make a…

Jessica Wakeman | September 7, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Girl Talk: On Being A Slob

My name is Winona and I am a slob.

Growing up, my mom affectionately referred to my bedroom as “the pig sty,” and rightfully so: the clothing, books,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 12, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Not Acting Like “A Lady” Will Get You Dissed In Congress

Today from the “Seriously, Is Everyone In Congress Trapped In The 1950s?” file: a Congressman and a Congresswoman from Florida are unhappy with each other and he decided the best…

Jessica Wakeman | July 21, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Conservative Women To Honor “Gentlemen” On Campus This March

It’s Women’s History Month, sisters, but you wouldn’t know it based on one women’s group’s plans. The Network of Enlightened Women, a conservative group, is hosting its annual Gentleman’s Showcase

Jessica Wakeman | March 1, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Girl Talk: We’re All In This Sand Box Together

My boyfriend and I lay in his childhood bedroom, surrounded by all of his favorite stuff from high school. We were almost 30.

“I don’t feel the same…

Ami Angelowicz | February 22, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Newfound Respect For Chivalry

My freshman year of college, I went on a date with a guy to a fancy restaurant in Manhattan. It was the kind of place with a white tablecloth, where…

Jessica Wakeman | January 31, 2011 - 2:00 pm