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You Can Be A Successful Woman and Not Be Considered A Bitch, Says Ann Friedman

January 10, 2014


Do you think women women can be successful without being considered a bitch? This is the idea that New York columnist and all-around-awesome writer Ann Friedman discusses at The Cut today. She answers her own question–giving an enthusiastic, yes, and points to Jenna Lyons, the president of J.Crew. The one who started the geeky glasses [...]

Catholic Groups Believe It’s 2014 B.C. On Birth Control Issues, And Low-Income Mothers Suffer

January 2, 2014


Though it’s 2014 (Happy New Year!), it still feels like a 2014 B.C. to some Catholic groups who continue to insist that birth control is an assault to their very being. According to Irin Carmon via MSNBC, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a temporary injunction to a handful of Catholic nonprofit groups, including the [...]

First Annual Christmas List Of Misandry Gifts

December 5, 2013


The “I hate men” complaint is nothing new (and has long been embraced by men’s groups), but recently it’s been embraced by young feminists who are gettin’ all misandry-inspired. (For those of you who don’t know, misandry is the opposite of misogyny. Otherwise known as the hatred of men.) When I wrote about misandry crafts [...]

“3 Out Of 5 Hispanic Girls Are Pregnant Before They’re 20 Years Old”

November 22, 2013


Dr. Lester Minto who owns and operates the Harlingen Reproductive Services clinic told this to John Hockenberry this morning on NPR’s The Takeaway. As an abortion doctor in Texas for 30 plus years, Dr. Minto was forced to close the doors of his clinic–which helps mostly poor Latino women–because of the recent abortion law  in Texas, [...]

“Facing Fear”: Could You Forgive Someone Who Tried to Kill You?

November 15, 2013


Imagine this scenario. You’re a 13-year-old on the streets of Hollywood. Your mother kicked you out of the house because you’re gay. You’ve been selling your body as a means to an end because you have nothing else to live on. This is Matthew Boger. You’re a teenage skinhead. Neo-Nazi. You get adrenalin rushes from [...]

This Is Your Self-Help Divorce Post

November 7, 2013


At least once a month, people ask me for the best information regarding divorce or co-parenting. The best advice I can give you is to strangle your ex. KIDDING. The best advice I can give you is what someone once gave me: “Love your kids more than you hate your ex.” Here is a list [...]

Here’s One Way To Wreck A Child’s Education: Take Away Recess

October 23, 2013


Recess is the only “subject” my 9-year-old will talk about. I don’t even bother asking him how school is. He’s a good student. An excellent student. A veracious reader. I’m not telling you this to brag. I don’t have an “honor roll” sticker on the back of my car. I’m telling you this because my [...]

What Steubenville, Glen Ridge and Now Maryville Have In Common

October 15, 2013


“There are two sides to every story.” This is what a woman said to me after I attempted to commiserate about what happened in the town I live in, Glen Ridge, NJ,  in 1989 after seven boys were convicted of raping a girl with multiple objects (including a plunger.) The girl had a lower than [...]

Oh, God. I’m Old Enough To Wear Eileen Fisher.

October 10, 2013


In the New Yorker a few weeks ago, Janet Malcom wrote about the iconic clothes of Eileen Fisher, saying, “There is a wish shared by women who consider themselves serious that the clothes they wear look as if they were heedlessly flung on rather than anxiously selected. The clothes of Eileen Fisher seem to have [...]

3 Reasons The Government Shut Down Is a Feminist Issue

October 2, 2013


1. Hood Feminism points out who is most-likely affected by the government shutdown. Women. First, it comes to a matter of nutrition and survival. Nine million mothers and children who receive benefits under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will be left without in the onset of the shutdown. The [...]