Financial independence is a great thing, but you can’t take your paycheck to bed with you. And there’s nothing empowering about being beholden to an employer when what you really want is to have a baby. That’s dependency of a different sort.
Dec 06, 2013
Even if many women in Egypt had discovered suddenly during the revolution that they had a voice and they could express what they wanted, they now are back in the family and in the kitchen, and this is where they are told they should be. And this is very grim.
Nov 27, 2013
While Downton’s plot twist was more cynically deployed than Scandal’s, both shows exploited the drama of rape instead of exploring the realities of it.
Jan 15, 2014
I think I’m speaking for a bunch of girls when I say that the idea that feminism is completely natural and shouldn’t even be something that people find mildly surprising. It’s just a part of being a girl in 2013.
Jan 02, 2014
People will often say, 'Why are you talking about feminism? Why aren't you talking about human rights?' And yes, but we're talking about [women] because there is a group of people in the world who fought for centuries, who have been systematically deprived of rights because they were women. So that's why we talk about women. That's why it has to be about women. Because those are the people whose rights have been taken away. And we can't somehow pretend, 'Oh, let's talk about the human race,' and make things all wishy washy. No, it's women. It has to be women. It has to be feminism. And you have to become one.
Feb 01, 2014
This is tough trying to figure which one of these women is lying. One of them has to be. So the Lieutenant Governor is blond, and the mayor is brunette. Is that relevant in determining which one of them's telling the truth? I don't know. Just asking. The Lieutenant Governor seems a little bit more at home with makeup than the mayor. Is there anything to learn from that? I'm just asking.
Jan 20, 2014
With its strenuously chummy hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, its saccharine bordering-on-absurd acceptance speeches, and its deluge of tearjerking “inspirational” commercials that sought to forge a hitherto unsuspected link between Golden Globes and Humanity’s
Greatest Achievements, the night was a deep dive into a pool of estrogen.
Jan 13, 2014
Putting women’s traditional needs at the center of social planning is not reverse sexism. It’s the best way to reverse the increasing economic vulnerability of men and women alike.
Jan 11, 2014