Posts tagged "women"

Can A Homemaker Be A Feminist?

I was raised by a working, single mother. She went to Stanford, majored in economics, became a public school teacher, wrote a book, and now works as a journalist. She didn’t give up her job when she had my sister or me, and she certainly didn’t give it up after she and my father divorced.
By: Anonymous / June 9, 2009

Israeli Women Compete In Truck-Pulling Contest For The First Time Ever

For the first time ever three women competed in an annual Israeli truck-pulling competition. The female contestants had to pull a 7.5-ton truck (about 16,535 lbs.) 30 meters (about 98 ft.). Vera Spaniev, a 32-year-old former weightlifter, won the ladies competition. Check out the video above to see women with bulging muscles and painful look…
By: Annika Harris / May 14, 2009

Women Listen Best When Gossiping and Eavesdropping

While you're more likely to hear women complain about their boyfriends and husbands never listening to them than the other way around, a recent poll discovered that men actually listen more carefully to others than women do. "The poll of 2,000 people found that more than one in five men reckon they alway…
By: Wendy Atterberry / May 11, 2009

Who Should Be The New NonSociety Girl?

Yesterday, a breaking news item of epic importance tore its way across the blogosphere. Mary Rambin, the blond, bebobbed, bubbly third portion of the NonSociety crew, was leaving the fold. After we picked ourselves up off the floor, wiped away our tears, and told ourselves everything really would be OK if we just…
By: Susannah Breslin / April 14, 2009

9 Things I Learned About Women From Editing Maxim

I edited Maxim for four years, and let me tell you, we knew everything there was to know about guys. Like this: All guys really care about is girls. Our sex and relationship pieces tried to break down the great female mystery, and they were consistently the highest-rated articles in the magazine aside from, well,…
By: YourTango.com / March 30, 2009

Would You Prefer Brains Or Beauty Or Friendship?

Last week, we asked you whether you'd want to be called a slut or fat. More of you picked slut over fat (1,573 vs. 689). Obviously, perceived promiscuity is a less hurtful label to Frisky readers than assaults on our appearance, even if we're playing into archaic ideals. But when it's a choice…
By: Annika Harris / March 25, 2009

Women’s Magazines: Who’s Evolving, Us Or Them?

Women’s History Month should feel different this 2009. We’re living in an epicenter of change and progression. We have powerhouses Nancy Pelosi and Hilary Clinton sitting high in the White House. Tina Fey represents our new wave of venerated cultural icons. And before our new president married our first lady, he was reporting to her…
By: DivineCaroline.com / March 10, 2009

Dressing The Part: Women Who Have Posed As Men

During the most recent Democratic primary, I found myself wondering how things might have turned out differently if Hillary Clinton had spent less time with the glass ceiling and more time campaigning for President. For that matter, would Sarah Palin have been chosen as John McCain’s ticket mate if she had not been female?
By: DivineCaroline.com / March 3, 2009

Why An Attractive Voice Means A Good Mate: The Science Of Sex

We often think of a deep baritone voice as a sexy one, but it seems too cliché to think that a romantically-inclined crooner like Barry White would actually look the part. Yet, although most people’s voices don’t seem to strike a chord one way or the other, research has shown that a person’s voice ca…
By: DivineCaroline.com / February 17, 2009

Center Of All Eyes

I woke one day and decided to be the artist’s model at the local art school instead of being one of the painters/sculptors as I usually am. Most artist’s models always looked a little spacey to me and uncomfortable, even unhappy to be the one standing nude in front of students. What I had not…
By: DivineCaroline.com / February 15, 2009

Valentine’s Day 2.0: A New Way To Celebrate

"V-Day." Sounds more like an invasion of Normandy than a day spent celebrating love and romance. And rightfully so. Sometimes the intricacies of preparing for the holiday resemble war-room strategy more than jubilation. Sure, you're armed with flowers and chocolates instead of a rifle and grenades, but there is a common dread, with…
By: YourTango.com / February 12, 2009

How Much Chick TMI Is Too Much Chick TMI?

In "The Great Girlie Gross-Out," Salon's Rebecca Traister takes a look at the online phenomenon in which women, mostly young women, share intimate things about themselves that others may or may not want to know. The most notorious offenders include Moe Tkacik's tale of a wayward tampon, Tracie Egan's ongoing urinary tract infectio…
By: Susannah Breslin / February 6, 2009

The Top Ten Things Women Shouldn’t Do In Public

Earlier this week, the good people at AskMen.com revealed their list of the "Top Ten Things Men Shouldn’t Do In Public," which included definite no-no’s like picking their noses and peeing conspicuously, and debatable no-no’s like crying (Come on, what if his dog just died? What if he just watched “The Notebook” for…
By: Wendy Atterberry / February 5, 2009

Scarlett Johansson Wishes She Was 10 Years Older!

Scarlett Johannson must have read about this study that says women feel their sexiest at 32, because the 24-year-old actor wishes she was 10 years older. "I don't feel sexy, not right now. I think there is kind of an ingenue thing that women play when they are in their 20s.
By: Annika Harris / January 30, 2009

I, Woman Robot

The Three Laws of Female Robotics: 1. A female robot must always have perfect makeup, even if her arm is falling off. 2. A female robot must have at least one spare head available to her at all times. 3. A female robot will only find a mate if she follows the First and Second…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 29, 2009

Just Do It … For Guys

What's this ad really about? You tell me. Copyranter reports this ad campaign was created for the German edition of Men's Health magazine. Both of the ads feature young women exercising to the point of sweaty, dejected exhaustion. In one ad, the woman leans over the handlebars of her bicycle, out of breath.
By: Susannah Breslin / January 28, 2009

Friend Custody: Who Gets Whom After A Breakup?

One of the things I love about being in a relationship is that my friend circle multiplies. But what happens to those newly formed friendships when the relationship ends? For example, recently two of my friends who were in a couple broke up and it’s been awkward ever since. Where we used to all go…
By: DivineCaroline.com / January 28, 2009

If Women Feel Most Beautiful At 32, What Happens At 33?

Great news for those of us who are 32: we’re totally hot! At least, this is the age we report feeling the most beautiful, anyway. A new survey of 1500 women found that 40% of respondents said they felt most attractive at this age. At 32 women say their life “had the mix…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 28, 2009

Estrogen May Make Women Promiscuous

A new report released this week suggests that high levels of estrogen, known as estradiol, may make some of us act a bit slutty. Apparently, the hormone not only makes us feel pretty, it makes us horny, as well -- and not just for the one we’re with. "Women with higher estradiol reported a greater…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 15, 2009

A Man’s Take On Advice In Women’s Magazines

“Why won’t he commit?” “Get your man to say ‘I do!’” “Why don’t guys call when they say they will?” Peruse any magazine rack and various Web sites and you’ll see headlines such as these splattered all over. Inside you’ll read article upon article about how women can decode, seduce, corral, turn on, and coerce…
By: DivineCaroline.com / January 6, 2009