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Why Don’t We Validate Women’s Opinions About Dating As Much As We Do Men’s?

The Twitter is abuzz about this Time article that simultaneously paints men’s attitudes about not dating women in their 30s as “caveman-era,” then goes on to uncritically give voice to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 9, 2014 - 10:31 am

How Cute, Women Drinking Whiskey Like They’re Big Strong Men

I’m not saying I wouldn’t get along with the lady staffers at Buzzfeed, but Buzzfeed clearly does not employ women like my friends, for whom drinking whiskey isn’t this big,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 8, 2014 - 12:30 pm

One Woman’s Undercover Mission To Get A Happy Ending Massage

Chances are you’ve heard the story: an unmarked door leads to a dimly-lit massage parlor where women with strong hands and tolerant smiles await a train of libidinous male patrons.

YourTango.com | September 30, 2014 - 4:45 pm

What Would Women-Friendly Online Dating Really Look Like?

Samhita Mukhopadhyay asked today on Al Jazeera: Can online dating ever be women-friendly? She talks in her op-ed about the challenges of online dating after your mid-30s, the rash of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 30, 2014 - 10:00 am

Yes, I Have Emotional Disorders; No, I Won’t Be Ashamed Of It

I’ve said it briefly before, but I want to say it again in more depth: I’m not ashamed of my emotional disorder. In the six months since I started writing…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Buzzfeed Asks What It’s Like To Be A Woman On The Internet

Big hint on this video: Don’t look at the comments.
Buzzfeed Yellow interviewed nine women writers, podcasters, bloggers, comedians, journalists, and artists to talk about their experience with online…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 23, 2014 - 9:00 am

The Soapbox: The Problem With Wendy Davis’ Abortion Story

First, let me say that I’m a fan of Wendy Davis. I look forward to reading her recently debuted memoir, Forgetting to Be Afraid, and I admire her amazing energy,…

Julia Fawkes Stuart | September 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

5 Reasons To Go Commando This Fourth Of July

Nothing says Independence Day quite like exercising your freedom to go commando! Thanks to certain female celebrities who can’t keep their cha-cha’s away from paparazzi camera lenses, lots of women…

Katie Oldenburg | July 4, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The “Tata Top” Bikini Brings Us One Step Closer To Nipple Equality

If you’re in favor of #FreeTheNipple, but don’t feel like getting arrested for going topless, we have a solution: The “Tata Top,” a bikini top with nipples printed on the…

Katie Oldenburg | June 26, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Frisky Rant: Want To “Save Marriage”? Stop Telling Women What To Do

Conservatives’ stance on marriage hasn’t ever much suited me. The so-called value they profess the loudest is “Preserving And Protecting Traditional Marriage” — it sat at number one atop the

Jessica Wakeman | April 3, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Surprise, Surprise: Internet Trolls Are Actually Sadists

Internet trolls really are complete sadists, which explains so much. A new study, aptly titled “Trolls Just Want To Have Fun,” details the findings. Good to know all the strangers…

Claire Hannum | February 13, 2014 - 7:15 pm

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
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