feminism

Meghan Markle’s beautiful veil was stained by Britain’s ugly colonial past

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Meghan Markle wore a beautifully simple, ivory silk dress at her wedding to Britain’s prince Harry on Saturday (May 19) morning. The royal wedding has been a global media event though of not much relevance even to the British crown. After all, Harry is the sixth in the line of succession to the throne. And Read More

Even in the kitchen, women can’t win

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Even in the kitchen, women can’t win
Ladies, are you in the kitchen right now? Because if you’re putting any thought into what you’re cooking, you’re probably doing it wrong. Whether you’re making an egg in a custom-crafted egg spoon or drying out chicken skin with a cleverly repurposed hair dryer, society would like to point out that you’re using the wrong Read More

The foremost legal mind on sexual harassment didn’t get tenure for more than a decade

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The foremost legal mind on sexual harassment didn’t get tenure for more than a decade
Catharine MacKinnon’s work led to the creation of the field of anti-sexual harassment law. A book she wrote in her twenties argued that sexual harassment in the workplace constitutes sexual discrimination—a claim the US Supreme Court later agreed with. And yet, the brilliant lawyer and scholar had trouble securing academic tenure. In an interview with Read More

Who’s a “badder bitch” than Taylor Swift? These feminist heroes

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Who’s a “badder bitch” than Taylor Swift? These feminist heroes
What does it mean to be a badass? It’s an interesting question. To some people, it means the ability to look credibly tough while wearing a leather jacket. As someone who does not possess this talent, I have deep respect for Fonzie and all other people with this skill set. But this is a superficial Read More

The darkly funny SNL skit “Welcome to Hell” skewers men’s shock at sexual harassment

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The darkly funny SNL skit “Welcome to Hell” skewers men’s shock at sexual harassment
In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Saturday Night Live has been building a reputation for smart, sharp skits on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment. First came the “Claire from HR” skit, in which a harried human resources worker played by Cecily Strong goes through a preposterously easy quiz on what constitutes workplace harassment. Read More

The tyranny of women’s pants, a hate poem

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The tyranny of women’s pants, a hate poem
It’s sale season, yet again.Last year’s pants are OUTNothing worsethanlookingforthisyearslateststyle. My choices: Low-waisted, muffin-top-makingZipper 3-inches-highPockets for what?Two dimes? Mom jeans areInNo out.Wait, in. These skinny jeans are too skinnyThe thighs in these are built for kneesOnly tall girls can wear themThough not the caprisWhich fit short girls but not wide girls and now OH NOThese Read More

Women-only clubs are spreading as a grassroots movement

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Women-only clubs are spreading as a grassroots movement
To understand modern-day, millennial-endorsed feminism, you have to understand “shine theory.” The idea is rooted in women befriending each other, a kind of networking-with-a-purpose. When they shine, the theory goes, you shine, too. It advises women to make friends with powerful or influential women who can lift you up as they rise (much as men Read More

Men, gather round: This NFL player turned feminist will teach you how to fight sexism

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Men, gather round: This NFL player turned feminist will teach you how to fight sexism
Wade Davis is a former player for the National Football League and a self-identified feminist advocate. But when I meet him at a women’s leadership forum sponsored by the technology firm AppNexus, he tells me that if I’d known him 10 years ago, I would have dismissed him as a total jerk. “Every day I Read More