Karin Agness is the president of the Network of enlightened Women.

Conservatives Have a Problem with ‘Cosmo’, But It’s Not the One They Think

Readers have many reasons to critique Cosmopolitan magazine. But the article “7 Women Who Could Be Our First Female President” isn’t one of them. The list the magazine compiled includes Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Tammy Duckworth, Sheryl Sandberg, and Oprah. They are all Democrats, which prompted some conservatives to complain. One … Continued


The Search for Gentlemen on Valentine’s Day

McDonald’s is not the only fast food chain offering toys in their meals. Burger King restaurants in Israel are giving away an “adult toy” in a special Valentine’s Day meal tonight. Consumers will find a feather duster, head massager, or blindfold among their Whoppers and French fries. The marketing campaign seems to be trying to … Continued


Want to Empower Teen Girls? Stop Feeding Them Partisan Nonsense

The latest issue of Teen Vogue is full of content typically found in women’s magazines—beauty tips, the latest fashion trends, celebrity interviews. But the Teen Vogue website includes some additional content that seems out of place among the advice on lipstick: a “scorched-earth op-ed” with the headline, “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America.” In the piece, … Continued


Lena Dunham’s Worst Year

Actress Lena Dunham revealed in her podcast, Women Of The Hour, that she was asked to share her abortion story during a visit to a Planned Parenthood in Texas a few years ago. Dunham, who is quick to put intimate details of her life on full display, for once found herself lacking for a story … Continued


How Not to Get Fired from Your Internship this Summer

Each summer, students trade in their college IDs for internship badges. While some treat an internship as a long job interview, others see it more as an extension of college. Recently, one intern class learned the difference between the two—the hard way. Upset that a company dress code was “very strict,” some interns decided to … Continued


Are Women the More Apologetic Sex at Work?

“I think the deadline is August 22.” At first glance, this seems like a helpful and non-controversial sentence to include in an email to a boss. And yet, this is basically the response I received from my male boss after I sent it: “You think the deadline is August 22 or the deadline is August … Continued


Is there a “Man Deficit” in the U.S.?

Many factors go into choosing where you want to live—job opportunities, cost, weather, proximity to family, and even sometimes sports teams. Fortune magazine contributor Jon Birger, author of the new book DATE-ONOMICS: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game, suggests that men and women might want to take another factor into account—the sex ratio. Birger … Continued


Last Man Standing and the Manly Virtues

Just last week, an NBC article described Olympic gold medalist David Wise as living an “alternative lifestyle” for training for the Olympics as a young, married father. Not long ago, being a married 20-something father wasn’t an “alternative lifestyle.” Turn on the TV in the evening and you will find a number of shows with men … Continued

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