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This weekend, the New York Times Style Section spun its big trend piece wheel and landed on “Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In” and “but now, [unexpected demographic] is joining in,” resulting in a story on the businessmen who are unexpectedly joining Sandberg’s campaign to advance women in the professional workforce. Show More Summary
Things are moving quickly on the abortion battle in Texas. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5 th Circuit ruled on Thursday that Texas could start enforcing draconian new abortion restrictions while the battle over the restrictions plays out in court. Show More Summary
Hey, ladies. Quick market research poll: What’s stopping you from strapping on that old chastity belt? Do its iron breeches chafe your thighs? Is its bulky vagina plate disrupting your panty line? Or have you simply become tired of hounding...Show More Summary
For Republicans running for office in red states, being perceived as unduly reasonable is a real problem. This is a serious concern for Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is being lambasted in the conservative press for his role as a non-nutter during the debt-ceiling showdown. Show More Summary
A new study published in the Journal of Women and Aging shows that only 12 percent of nearly 2,000 older women—age 50 and older— feel satisfied with their body size. Our Bodies, Our Blog goes through some more stats from the study: A...Show More Summary
As featured on Slate's Political Gabfest, look what our friend Maura Pierce found.
In the New York Times yesterday, Your Money columnist Ron Lieber dispensed some advice for parents on how to respond when their kids ask how much money they make. Lieber notes that children and teenagers have a range of motivations for...Show More Summary
On Tuesday, Gawker posted a video of a 10-month-old baby weeping as her mother sang her a sad song. “Death by cute,” the article tag proclaimed. Commenters on YouTube, where the video originally appeared courtesy of the infant’s dad, Alain Leroux, agreed. Show More Summary
Jason Feifer’s “Selfies at Funerals” Tumblr has pushed all the Internet’s rage levers: In photos culled from Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, the Tumblr shows us oblivious teens, dressed in black, pouting for their iPhones as their relatives are laid to rest somewhere outside the frame. Show More Summary
The victory for pro-choicers in Texas was short-lived. On Monday, District Court Judge Lee Yeakel found that the new abortion regulation requiring doctors to have hospital admitting privileges was unconstitutional. Last night, the Fifth...Show More Summary
This week, Citi and LinkedIn published their third Today’s Professional Woman Report, a national survey that asks working women for their perspective on career trajectories, company benefits, and work-life balance. For the first time, they posed their questions to men, too.
Earlier this week, ABC and Fusion published the results of a poll commissioned to dig a little more deeply into the "almost unfathomable gap" that divides public attitudes on "gender, race, religion and politics in America." The results...Show More Summary
Last week, Vice co-founder and conservative jerk Gavin McInnes threw a sexist temper tantrum on HuffPo Live, insisting that ambitious women are mostly lying to themselves and would prefer to be home, serving their manly men who go out in the world. Show More Summary
On the eve of All Hallows' Eve, ghouls roam the streets, goblins lurk just outside of view, and Internet commentators run wild with critiques and defenses of the Sexy Halloween Costume.
Last month, I reported on states that are trying to ban a practice called "revenge porn," in which men punish women for cheating—or often just for the "crime" of dumping them—by publishing naked photos the women gave them in good faith, often with the woman's address and real name attached. Show More Summary
If you’ve been following the World Series contest between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals, you may have noticed that the men of the Red Sox have conspired to grow dumb beards all over their faces in a scruffy demonstration of team solidarity and/or capitulation to sports superstition. Show More Summary
The breast-feeding mafia is irritating. They exaggerate the benefits of breast-feeding and lay unnecessary guilt on mothers who can't or won't do it. That said, Jennifer Doverspike at the Federalist is completely wrong to be concerned that the promotion of breast-feeding in the U.S. represents a legitimate threat to our personal liberty.
Late last week, xoJane published a piece called “I Did Not Cut My Baby's Umbilical Cord for Six Days So We Could Have a Natural ‘Lotus Birth’ Just Like Chimpanzees.” The title speaks for itself: The author, a British woman named Adele...Show More Summary
Unable to afford the $18 a week it takes to keep a baby in clean disposable diapers, many parents living in poverty have taken to reusing dirty ones. This sad state of affairs led Joanne Goldblum, who was working at the Yale Child Study Center, to start the New Haven Diaper Bank and to begin trying to document the extent of the problem. Show More Summary
The World Economic Forum has released its 2013 Gender Gap Report, an international ovary-measuring contest that ranks the gender discrepancies in health, education, economics and politics in countries around the world. This year, Iceland boasted the slimmest gap between men and women based on the WEF’s criteria. Show More Summary