First Afghan Female Cabdriver Blazes Trail for Other Women

Afghan women face discrimination on a daily basis, especially when it involves driving, but one woman is determined to change that.Sara Bahayi is one woman who has never been quiet about her opinions and she has made it her mission to challenge the patriarchal system that has ruled and continues to rule Afghanistan. At first glance, Bahayi may seem like any other Afghan women, except for her profession: driving a cab....more

Movie Review: "Cinderella" (2015)

Ella (Eloise Webb) is a young, happy girl who enjoys being with her mother and father. One day, her mother is struck ill, and just before she dies, she reminds Ella to always be kind and courageous. After her mom dies, many, many years pass and Ella (Lily James), now much older, has grown into a beautiful young woman. One afternoon, her father informs her that he is considering marrying a widow named Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchet), which would mean two new sisters as well: Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophia McShera)....more

Bespoke Freedom and Hashtag Feminism

Sitting at London’ Borough’s Market, just near the London Bridge, thinking of today’s elections in South Africa.  May 7th marks an historic occasion for the “freeborns,” those born after the end of apartheid in 1994, those who will be voting for the first time. I am recalling something one of them told me as I was working with our GlobalGirls in the streets, interviewing young people about the upcoming elections....more

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  One of the pettiest, silliest, most outdated arguments I hear among feminists is this one: ...more
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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