Posts tagged "women"

4 Ways We’re Programmed To Think Women Aren’t Funny

It can be hard being a lady in comedy, and that’s not a recent phenomenon. Ovaries have long been known to sap our joke-making powers. In 1695, a famous playwright…

Cracked | January 28, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Internet Harassment Is Way Worse For Women, Unshockingly

Not long ago, I had a conversation with my father about how literally every woman I know with an active presence online – whether it was as a journalist, as…

The Mary Sue | January 14, 2014 - 2:45 pm

10 Reasons Women Hate Their Birthdays

A few weeks ago, I texted my brother to see if he’d had a good birthday. “It was great!” he said, “I stayed home, ate some roast chicken, and watched…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 6, 2013 - 3:00 pm

This Study Of Gendered Words Used On Facebook Looks Pretty Dismal On Both Ends

Gender stereotypes: let’s pretend, for a moment, that they exist for a reason, reason being that they are sometimes (sometimes) applicable. The largest analysis ever undertaken of words we use…

Rachel Krause | October 1, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Egyptian Activist Groups Now Working To Stop Street Harassment

When the Arab Spring hit in early 2011, no one could have guessed what it might have meant for women’s rights in Egypt. But as the country continues to feel…

Julie Gerstein | November 6, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Are You In One Of Mitt Romney’s Binders Full Of Women Yet?

During last night’s presidential debate, the candidates were asked what they’d do to improve the status of women and ensure equal pay. And while President Obama discussed his work on…

Julie Gerstein | October 17, 2012 - 8:30 am

The Electric Charge Of A Symbiotic Power Friendship

I’m reading this book called Joe Cinque’s Consolation, which tells the true story of a real life trial of two women —  Anu Singh, who injected her boyfriend Joe Cinque with…

Julie Gerstein | October 8, 2012 - 12:40 pm

The Gorgeous Wives Of Fela Kuti

The other day, I watched “Fela Kuti: Music Is The Weapon,” a 1980s’ documentary about Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti. Kuti’s life has been turned into a hit Broadway…

Julie Gerstein | October 1, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Women Don’t Suck At Parking — In Fact, We’re Kinda Good At It

I’m sure many women were experiencing road rage last week when word broke out that a German mayor designated various parking spots for only men, and others for only women.

Daley Quinn | July 19, 2012 - 9:20 am

What’s Happening To The Women Of Juarez?

The border city of Juarez, Mexico — found just across the river from El Paso — has a woman problem. Women disappear, are sexually abused, and they often — way…

Julie Gerstein | June 28, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Cannes Film Festival Spurs Controversy And Disruptive Protest In Light Of A Lack Of Female Nominees

While we’ve been covering all of the fashion at Cannes, there seems to be a more unsavory undercurrent on the scene: in the 64 years of the festival, just one…

Rachel Krause | May 23, 2012 - 8:30 am

Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number: Women At Every Age

Wellllll okay. We don’t have women at every age, but we do have women from 20 to 41 — in an attempt to show the variety of ways that women…

Julie Gerstein | May 10, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Think About Food Or Sex, Get Fat Or Laid

A new study done at Dartmouth confirmed what we already knew: Focus on food and you will probably get fat, think about sex and you are more likely to get…

Ami Angelowicz | April 25, 2012 - 11:20 am

Samantha Brick Still Doesn’t Understand The Real Reason Women Don’t Like Her

Since Samantha Brick exploded (maybe imploded?) onto the scene earlier this week with her Daily Mail article on the vagaries of being a beautiful woman, she’s been making the media…

Julie Gerstein | April 6, 2012 - 12:20 pm

French Photographer Predicts Women’s Jobs Of The Future — In 1902

In 1902, photographer A. Bergertet shot a series of images imaging the bizarre jobs that women of the future might have. Women working? HOW WILD! Bergertet came up with a…

Julie Gerstein | March 9, 2012 - 2:40 pm

20 Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Politicians are currently busy waging war on women, but I have to say, I’ve never felt more proud to be female. We may have a rough…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 8, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Listen, Zooey Deschanel, You’re Not Weird — But These 12 Awesome Ladies Are!

I’ve been on the fence about Zooey Deschanel for some time now. Partly because she sang a ridiculously cute song with My Fantasy Boyfriend a few weeks ago, and partly…

Julie Gerstein | January 20, 2012 - 9:00 am

18 Things Women Can Do That I Just Don’t Understand

I have long suspected that I am bad at being a woman. There are things that other women can do that I am terrible at. There are days that I…

Kate Fridkis | January 18, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Even More S**t That Girls Say

Oh my God, you guys! Is that hummus? Seriously, that dog realllllllly needs some water. For real. [YouTube] …

Julie Gerstein | December 19, 2011 - 4:40 pm

11 Lady TV Characters That Don’t Make Us Want To Die Inside

We’ve already discussed how there are too few women writing for TV and movies, and how that makes it challenging to find worthwhile women to watch. Even when there are…

Julie Gerstein | November 15, 2011 - 11:00 am