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I Buzzed My Hair After My Daughter Got Lice, And I Love It

January 28, 2013

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Guest Post by Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser The haircut came suddenly late at night, fueled by the bug scampering across a piece of tissue paper after I’d dislodged it from my head with the Cadillac of nit combs. My head had been itching rather terribly all day and upon learning that my daughter’s head was scratchy […]

An Interview With Hester Kaplan, The Author Of “The Tell”

January 23, 2013

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Hester Kaplan writes about marriage. Whether it’s stories about couples trying to figure out where they stand in a relationship with her award-winning The Edge of Marriage or most recently, with her new novel, The Tell, she writes about nuances that exist under the surface–the kind that make you question your own relationship after you’ve […]

You’re Going to Have To Convince Me You’re Not A Feminist, Katy Perry

December 4, 2012

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We’ve covered this topic before. About women confused about whether or not they’re a feminist. And fine, fair enough. There’s some confusion. Like my friend here. But when it comes to women who speak to and uplift women,especially those who have a direct line to my 3-year-old daughter– I’m talking to you Katy Perry–it’s hard […]

Abortion Clinic to Close, Men Lead House Committees: How’s That ‘War on Men’ Going?

November 28, 2012

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I can’t decide which is worse news today regarding women: 1. The lone Mississippi abortion clinic that is fighting to stay open. 2. The House has not appointed one single woman to run any of the committees for the 113th Congress. According to Politico: “House Republican Steering Committee announced an all-male slate of committee chairs…” […]

Best T-Shirt Ever: Michelle Obama’s Guns of Steel

October 22, 2012

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(Image: Damon Winter/The New York Times)

Ladies, They Are Coming After You: Breaking Down The Women’s Vote

October 18, 2012

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According to the New York Times today the presidential campaigns are “intently pursuing votes of women.” In past elections it’s been the soccer mom. It’s been the hockey mom. It’s been Joe the plumber. But today, just a few weeks before the election, they’re after anyone with a vagina. This is quite a broad horizon […]

Plus Size Starts WHERE?!?!?

October 12, 2012

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Gotta do this, you know I do. We celebrated International Girls Day  and those faces, those faces of gorgeous children were enough to make me wonder–why we can not figure out how to cherish all children? Let’s give them equally imperfect,  but loving places to grow from. Let’s give them a shot at enjoying this big […]

Patti LuPone & Debra Winger On Inspiration

October 6, 2012

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Tiny coverage in the NY Times Magazine about “The Anarchist” David Mamet’s new play about a prisoner and her parole adviser, starring Debra Winger and Patti LuPone. Winger says that she was kicked out of the Actor’s Studio by Shelley Winters who said, “You’re not doing what I asked you.” Anyway, Winger also talks about […]

Edna Adan: Enough Female Genital Cutting & Mutilation

October 3, 2012

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Female genital mutilation reflects one of the grosses discrimination and cruelty against women and girls. In last night’s episode of Half the Sky, Diane Lane and Nicholas Kristof visited Somaliland where over 140 million girls are subjected to female mutilation/cutting mostly because of a relentless need to stick with tradition. The women themselves perpetuate this […]

What Is It About Women And Friendships That We Have Such A Hard Time Addressing?

September 24, 2012

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Over the weekend, a friend and I talked about… friendships. We headed straight for the issue: understanding people. I had my own questions about friends. Women move out of each others lives. We’re too busy to maintain the friendship. We grow apart. We have different interests. Just the night before, other friends, friends who I’ve […]