When Will Liberals Learn that Women Know How to Vote for Themselves?

One would think that after losing not one, not two, but four special elections since Donald Trump won the White House in November, Democrats would begin to consider the fact that their strategy needs work. Before the latest race, a special House election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district to replace Tom Price, who was tapped … Continued

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Why Emotionally Abusive Women Are Given a Pass in Pop Culture

Cultural commentary is usually interesting because it’s easy to relate to. Even if you don’t agree with the author’s conclusion or any soft political message, you recognize the scenes and situations that the writer describes. Yet as I read Karen Rinaldi’s article in Motto (an online project of Time), I thought she must live on … Continued

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What “A Day Without a Woman” Reveals About Childcare in the U.S.

“Domestic work makes all other work possible.” This statement from the United Nations’ “Progress of the World’s Women” released last year has a lot of truth to it. If there’s no one to watch the children—whether it’s a parent or another caregiver—no one can go out into the world and be productive. But if we … Continued

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Women Don’t Need to Be “Brawny” to Earn Praise

Parents raising daughters in the age of “grrl power” face a lot of questions. Having never experienced any inkling of discrimination themselves—in fact, hearing only explicit cheerleading about all that girls can accomplished, often laced with the implication that they are more capable than their brothers and male peers—young women are surprised to learn that … Continued

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The Problem with the P-Word

Well folks, that’s it. It’s all over—the election, the inauguration, the women’s march. Even the women’s march clean-up is over. The litter and glitter are gone, and the discarded banners and signs have found their home in the garbage (or, bizarrely, in museums). This week, trash trucks across America will be full of fifty shades … Continued

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Why The Women’s March on Washington Isn’t Inclusive

The day after Donald Trump is inaugurated President, tens of thousands of women—maybe more—are expected to arrive in Washington for an event called “The Women’s March on Washington.” Their mission statement is one that Americans of all political stripes could rally around: “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection … Continued

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Are These Women Really Heroes?

“I’m shooting in a very heroic light,” Chris Crisman explained to Upworthy. “Whether it’s in the lighting, the composition, how people sit in the frame . . . that’s kind of how I’ve always done portraiture. I’m trying to depict them in a way that is strong.” Working women are Crisman’s current passion, but don’t … Continued

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Who’s to Blame for Women’s Binge Drinking?

“Things are different today,’ I hear ev’ry mother say Cooking fresh food for a husband’s just a drag So she buys an instant cake and she burns her frozen steak And goes running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper And two help her on her way, get her through her busy day.” —Mother’s … Continued

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Young Women Need Less “Body Positivity,” More Modesty

Ariel Winter could not be more dissimilar from her character on Modern Family, Alex Dunphy. On the show, Alex is a mild-mannered bookish nerd whose sole priority is academic success, while in real life Winter’s focus is more aesthetic: being fashionable and finding clothing that she believes highlights her “body positivity.” In this case, body … Continued

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