I work as a doula. Although I love my job, I can’t help but be bothered by how the world seems to think that only white women care about childbirth. The literature of unmedicated childbirth often co-opts experiences of women of color to serve as an inspiring example of unmedicated birth, while also leaving people of color out of the general discussion and advocacy related to pregnancy and birth. But this kind of systemic racism isn’t limited to the “natural” birth movement: It’s happening everywhere in the “mainstream” pregnancy world, too. More
Nothing makes me happier than sitting down with a cup of tea and a great book. Especially when that great book has a strong, interesting female protagonist. This leads people to assume that I must love Katniss Everdeen, from The Hunger Games. Which I totally do, BUT, being a full, grown adult (at least on paper, sometimes I feel like I’m still a teenager), I’m not really into the young adult genre. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy The Hunger Games, but looking at all the praise its received, I can’t help but think of all the other great books out there, (old and new) with kick-ass female leads that don’t get as much attention (as having a huge, multi-million dollar budget series of films is wont to do). More
Campaigns intended to raise awareness about the dangers of eating disorders may actually encourage eating disorders. More
We don’t know what we’d do without lifestyle guides from Nicky Hilton and Pippa Middleton. More
Women who wear size 0 or 00—which I’m told is an enviable size to wear—are having a hard time finding clothes that fit. And wouldn’t you know it, they’re not afraid to let the whole world know about their troubles. More
From now on, anytime anything awesome in the world that happens regarding women and women’s rights and feminist issues, I am going to start taking credit for it, and you guys should too, because it is all part of our AGENDA. More
Those sandwiches aren’t going to make themselves. More
A good fashion memoir should be clever, have a unique voice, and teach you something you didn’t know about fashion. These seven titles should fit the bill. More
Vainglorious of Instagram, rejoice! More
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Awwwww, you sold your first 800 copies, how cute! More
Could you go a year without having sex with anyone? How about twelve years? One stylish French lady did, and she made it seem cool like only a stylish French lady could. More
Remember that awesome woman who championed for Jane Austen to replace Charles Darwin as the face of Britain’s 10-pound note? Well, as a direct result of her activism, feminist Caroline Criado-Perez has received criticism in the manner almost exclusively reserved for women: rape threats. Of course, she’s also received death threats, just so scary assholes can cover their bases in the “FUCK WOMEN” game. More
There is a stereotype in movies and literature, perhaps one exemplified by The Wolverine (opening this Friday) that there are certain men who are just so cool, and independent, and able to shoot spikes out of their fingers that they need never settle down or find a mate. That they should probably just be lone wolves forever, because it’s their way. Weirdly, Willie Nelson embodies this notion more than Wolverine does, but let’s just go with it. Are there female equivalents? How do they compare? Let’s assess some of them. More
Look, I make fun of Mr. Darcy all the time, and it’s mostly because I hate Jane Austen. It’s not really fair. I mean, sure, Mr. Darcy is terrible, but lots of romantic heroes are extremely overrated.