User's Guide: Getting An IUD

My period came today. The cramps are...bad. In fact, they're worse than they were even just last month, because a few weeks ago, I made a choice that increasing numbers of young, childless American women share: I got an IUD. » 4/09/10 5:40pm 4/09/10 5:40pm

Blindfolded By A Pink Ribbon? Barbara Ehrenreich On Mammograms, Breast …

Barbara Ehrenreich asks, "has feminism been replaced by the pink-ribbon breast cancer cult?" In other words, are women so concerned with access to mammograms that they're ignoring science and even their own rights? » 12/02/09 3:30pm 12/02/09 3:30pm

Self-Help Author: Women Need To Quit Juggling, Start Outsourcing

Last week, Barbara Ehrenreich took self-help guru Marcus Buckingham to task for his ideas about women's happiness. Now he's all over Business Week, telling women how to enjoy their lives and careers, so we decided to take a closer look. » 10/23/09 1:00pm 10/23/09 1:00pm

Mortgage Meltdown? Awesome Barbara Ehrenreich Thinks We Should Get A…

Barack Obama has his first definitive lead in the polls, but it's not because America is full of optimists — or, at least the people parsing the polls don't think it is. Barbara Ehrenreich thinks we used to optimistic, though, and, in today's NY Times » 9/24/08 10:00am 9/24/08 10:00am, she calls everyone out for not being realistically pessimistic…

Bob Herbert And Barbara Ehrenreich: We Are Feeling The Love

Nickel and Dimed author Barbara Eherenreich and New York Times columnist Bob Herbert both wrote opinion pieces this week about the Hillary-Obama battles that I meant to devote some time to praising. I mean if anything has been sorta productive about this BATSHIT CRAZY EMOTIONAL primary campaign, it's that it's given… » 1/16/08 5:30pm 1/16/08 5:30pm

Playing Princess Is Just A Phase... Except When It Isn't

Last week, in Barbara Ehrenreich's Huffington Post essay entitled "Bonfire Of The Princesses," the Nickel And Dimed author wrote: "Disney likes to think of the Princesses as role models, but what a sorry bunch of wusses they are. Typically, they spend much of their time in captivity or a coma, waking up only when a Prince … » 12/18/07 5:00pm 12/18/07 5:00pm