motherhood
I am not a mom, but I study them -- and the difficult work they do -- for about eight hours a day.
moms
A boy said, "No girls allowed. Boys game only.” She looked back at me, smirked and stayed in line.
breast implants
Why are women judged and even ostracized by both feminists and the greater public at large if they choose to have cosmetic surgery?
feminism
Most men do many things in their daily lives that directly or indirectly contribute to a culture of gender inequality.
in

Jun 13, 2014 at 11:00am | 1086 comments

honor killings
"Keep your eyes down," girls the world over are taught. If you don’t, bad things can happen, and it will be your fault. A woman with a will of her own is abnormal to some; this is the world we have created.
street harassment
I stood there seething, my heart pounding, frustrated and embarrassed that I couldn’t get him to stop or go away.
wrestling
Mick Foley took the inspiration he gets from Tori Amos’ music to turn himself into the poster boy for the unlikely feminist activist.
feminism
Although I relate strongly to feminism, I never had to experience its intense necessity firsthand. My mother and her peers created this world for me.
in

May 10, 2014 at 11:00am | 14 comments

feminism
To ask if one "can be a feminist and" positions feminism as a question of individual choices.
politics
Breitbart.com's tasteless ad mocking Nancy Pelosi represents the gauntlet female politicos must run.
feminism
It's unladylike for women to fart in public, and I'm not anti-feminist because I think so.
social media
Rape culture is not a bogeyman that causes rape, but a lens for looking at myths about rape.
street harassment
Street harassment remains a pervasive cultural problem and no community is immune.
belle knox
feminism
Working for these particular feminists even made me nostalgic for the housekeeping job where I was sexually harassed by a house boy for the entire summer.
in

Mar 13, 2014 at 2:00pm | 252 comments

feminism
Feminists have worked tirelessly to make it okay for young women to embrace their sexuality; 22 seems a little late in the game. My few virgin friends and I are the weirdoes.
bisexuality
How can I work against the objectification of women in media when my own libido seems totally onboard with it?
feminism
I’m sick of reading the same old comments on every black feminist/womanist blog or website.
kurt cobain
I didn’t know I was a feminist until I was 18 years old.
in

Feb 20, 2014 at 6:00pm | 231 comments

workplace
What could a white female COO whose net worth is more than $1 billion tell a black female writer like me about how to succeed professionally? Fortunately there's a new book that picks up where 'Lean In' left off.
fake sports girls
"All women may not relate to the Winter Olympics, but one thing is certain: all women can relate to sex," read the PR email that I set on fire with my brain.
the frisky