Social Justice Warriors Want Women to Ditch Their High Heels

First they came for the stilettos…. Just before Christmas the media were agog with an allegedly brand-new trend: women throwing away their high heels in the wake of the flurry of revelations of entertainment-industry sexual harassment. The idea wasn’t simply that women can run faster to escape from Hollywood predators if they’re wearing Allbirds Wool … Continued

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Why are Feminists So Eager to Criticize Other Women?

First-wave feminism was about getting women the vote. Second-wave feminism was about getting women out of their homes and into the job market, whether they liked it or not—and also about getting them out of their marriages, or maybe out of marriage altogether, as what could be a more soul-killing patriarchal institution? Third-wave feminism was … Continued

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Navigating the New Normal After #MeToo

Matt Lauer of NBC’s Today show was the latest high profile man to lose his job over credible allegations of sexual misconduct at work. By the time this is published, there likely will be more. Many women have found their voices and Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, and others are unemployed due … Continued

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Why Aren’t There More Female Politicians?

In a country that began with actual “Founding Fathers,” it’s easy to buy into the mantra that the patriarchy is a dominant force in American society and thus needs to be minimized. Many feminists now believe women have been oppressed for too long, and it’s time for them to fight back. Consider a recent tweet … Continued

Politics

What Angela Lansbury Did Say, And What She Didn’t Say

Actress Angela Lansbury has been under fire this week for comments suggesting women are in part responsible for sexual harassment and assault. “There are two sides to this coin,” Lansbury told the Radio Times in an interview. “We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their … Continued

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Do Conservative Women Deserve Respect Too?

Nearly each day there is another revelation about a man who abused women (and girls, and boys) and took advantage of his powerful position. Abusers banked on people staying silent and tolerating their behavior. The good news is that these days seem to be coming to an end: Powerful men are surely taking note that … Continued

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Why a Miscarriage Still Carries Shame

It is hard to watch the recent Public Service Announcement created by actress Melissa Rauch without being moved. Rauch—along with various other celebrities including Vanna White and Nancy Kerrigan—open up about their experiences with miscarriage and stillbirth. They describe how frequently these events occur and how alone they felt when it happened to them. Rauch, … Continued

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Reminding Women to Use Common Sense in the Workplace is Not ‘Victim Blaming’

When the Harvey Weinstein sex-scandal story broke earlier this month, fashion designer Donna Karan quickly leaped to his apparent defense. Referring to the dozens of accounts by Hollywood actresses who said Weinstein had engaged in disgusting and/or coercive sexual behavior when they visited his hotel room ostensibly to talk business, Karan, a longtime friend of … Continued

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Women Aren’t Nags. They Just Engage in More ‘Emotional Labor’ Than Men?

In “Women Aren’t Nags—We’re Just Fed Up,” a recent article for Harper’s Bazaar, Gemma Hartley explains wanting just “one thing for Mother’s Day: a house cleaning service.” However, her husband didn’t seem up to the task. After contacting a single cleaning service and deeming it too expensive, he decides to clean the house himself. Disappointed, … Continued

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