The Real Housewives of the Cold War

Sally Edelstein...more

Yes, Feminists Can Be Housewives, Can We Let Them Already?

  One of the pettiest, silliest, most outdated arguments I hear among feminists is this one: ...more
jessc_traveler Thanks for the link!  Glad you liked the post!  :)more

Owning It

Do You Apologize for Your Accomplishments?At a young age, I learned to hide my gifts. I learned to be ashamed of my straight-A's. Well, that's a little lie. I didn't get straight-A's. I got straight C's in handwriting, and once--in Fifth Grade--I got a B in Religion, a grade which sent me into my first suicidal ideation episode. Right there, in the McDonald's parking, sitting in the station wagon, I wanted to die because of that unjust B....more
Denise Thanks Denise.Like I've been telling my nine-year old daughter, if we don't love ...more

Chauvinism Or Chivalry

 Male chauvinists seem to believe that they are of a superior breed and that we, as women, are inferior to them, disregarding our opinions, believing that they are better in the workforce, and believing thata ladies place is in the home. However, I do find it interesting that women seem to be taking over the work-force....more

Nina Ricci L'Extase, with Laetitia Casta, Wants You To Think Erotic Thoughts (2015) {New Perfume} {Fragrance Images & Ads}

Nina Ricci are launching a third feminine pillar fragrance after L'Air du Temps and Nina called L'Extase (Ecstasy, or Rapture), which will be fronted by French model and actress Laetitia Casta...Read more at http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/2015/01/nina_ricci_l_extase.html#8RCkQMfJtezoyXY9.99...more

Lean In? But what if I just want to stand still?

“What are your goals for the next year?”Her supervisor was sitting across from her at her annual review, asking the question that every supervisor asks at every annual review.But this one was different.Because the person being asked didn’t actually have any goals. She was, dare any woman actually admit, satisfied. She was happy with what she was doing and simply wanted to continue her job as it was....more

Gender and Domestic Labor

Housework has been onTodd the main lines that separate women from men for centuries, and is still an issue In modern feminism. Eight out of ten women still claim to do most of the housework in their homes. Although in some cities husbands and wives may try to sare the household duties in some areas of The United States, it's more common for women to be "stay at home moms", while the men of the relationships have "real jobs". Whwoke gender equality has gotten a lot better, we still have a long way to go. ...more

The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard about Women

Women: fickle, emotional, feisty, bitchy, bubbly, pushy, sassy, headstrong, hormonal, high-strung, ditzy, catty. These are just some of the words that are only used to describe women. Good or bad they are out there, and quite honestly if we as women want them gone, we have to work at it, not just complain about it. Most importantly we have to stop using them to describe one another.  I will say that it is unfair and downright rude being described as bitchy, I mean really the word is derived from the meaning of a female dog, it is one of my least favorite words....more

5 Feminist Books For Which To Be Thankful

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I am thankful for a lot things: my husband, my children, my job, and my friends. But one thing I am always -- every day -- grateful for is books. Up until my adoption-- at the age of eight -- I had not known books or the stories that lay in wait for me when I turned the pages. But as an immigrant in the US in the early 80s, books are what saved me from isolation and disconnectedness. Here are my favorite books -- books that have taught me to be brave and what it means to be empowered....more