We live in a world in which someone else sets the price of things; our only choice in consumption is to buy or not to buy. Nevertheless, it is nonetheless true that when something you buy to eat costs $12, it should come with a side. I’m talking sandwiches, burgers, and even the occasional breakfast tartine. I’m just…
President Barack Obama condemned the criminal justice system for being “skewed by race and by wealth,” and called for a number of prison reforms in a speech given at the NAACP National Convention in Philadelphia on July 14.
This is a new one: DNAInfo reports that the board of a pricey apartment building in Manhattan demanded to interview a prospective buyer’s minor child. The woman, Joyce Kacin, told the website that she feared she would have to comply with the request or lose a $25,000 deposit.
General progressiveness of 2015 aside, most of us still date and marry folks from the same socioeconomic background as us: as the New York Times put it in 2012, "Doctors used to marry nurses. Now doctors marry doctors." But what happens when you reach across the aisle and date or marry outside your class?
Today is the 33rd year of Beyoncé's presence on this earth. Many are celebrating the birthday of a woman they don't know but would probably still take a bullet for in the appropriate, 2014-esque manner—dedicated tweets, elaborate Tumblr posts and of course, Instagram shootouts. But one Towson University student didn't…
There's a debate going on over at the UK's Telegraph between two middle-to-upper class men about the trend of "dumbing down" your accent and inventing a backstory in order to claim more working class roots than the ones you actually have.
Despite all of its many and varied uses for acquiring and sharing knowledge or engaging in real, empathetic dialogue with strangers, the internet is, in the words of the inimitable Trekkie Monster, for porn. Also, the internet is for arguments about the sexuality of Harry Styles, which just serves as further proof…
I'm a recovering debutante. I wouldn't go as far as saying a belle because I ain't with that frilly froo froo. Or girdles. I have a brain and I use it. I don’t own too many slips, or dresses, or wear much white. I don’t own a lacy parasol except for that one time where I had to accessorize with my lace ribbons for my…
A recent survey by the Guttmacher Institute outlines some sobering details about unintended pregnancy in the United States: as of now, a whopping 49 percent of the 6.7 million pregnancies per year in the United States are unintended.
It's a well-documented fact that love don't cost a thing; however, the environment necessary for love to take root in one's heart and flourish is really expensive — both in terms of time and money. Love is like an elusive street cat that wanders haphazardly into your home but will refuse to linger if you don't feed…
A new study of wealthy British neighborhoods has revealed a trend that most Stephen Sondheim fans already take for granted: wealthy women who “lunch” tend to booze up more in all their leisure time than their working- or even middle-class counterparts. To the sociology mobile!
Nerds may be able to let their freak flags fly in the protected confines of the MIT campus, but the same can't necessarily be said for the real world. That's why the school has wisely been offering something called "Charm School" for its students. CBS Sunday Morning went inside this elective day of classes that covers…
Remember that letter Anne Spurzem wrote to her alma mater, Smith College, lamenting that "white, wealthy, upper-class students from prep schools in cashmere coats and pearls" were giving way to poor lesbians of color? Well, now she says we were never supposed to read it.
There's been a lot of ink spilt over the issue of female singleness recently — but who are we really talking about when we talk about single ladies? And who's getting left out of the equation?
Newly-released census data show that among people in their late twenties, a higher proportion of people have never been married.
When it comes to the military, says one former diplomat, the media are totally gay. Or girly. To wit:
Roseanne Barr has an awe-inspiring rant in this week's New York magazine about the sexism of TV executives. And she says not much has changed: "All over the tube, you will find enterprising, overmedicated, painted-up, capitalist whores claiming to be housewives." Is she right?
An Ohio mom will be jailed and possibly lose the opportunity to become a teacher, all because she sent her kids to a school outside their district.
A female student had to miss class at UC Davis's veterinary school in order to give birth. So her professor allowed the class to vote on her grade.