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The Dogged Optimism of Merav Michaeli, a Liberal Feminist in the Israeli Knesset

“I have to say, as an Israeli politician coming to the States this time, I feel less uncomfortable than I usually do,” Israeli parliament member Merav Michaeli told me last month during an interview at Gawker Media’s offices, referring to the orange-tinged radioactive cloud currently looming over the United States…

Game of Boners: Thrones's Women Are Doing It For Themselves

The last few episodes of Season 5 were bleak as hell for its women characters, even by Game of Thrones standards: Sansa was duped into marrying the torture-frenzied, truly pathological rapist Ramsay Bolton, essentially locked away in a tower until she could bear him a son. Daenerys was forced to flee her queendom of…

Prince Spent His Life Elevating and Mentoring Women

Behind Prince’s exceptional talent and daring sensuality was a genuine love and adoration for women. While that sometimes translated to high-profile affairs with proteges from Vanity to Mayte Garcia, more often it meant that Prince was using his capacity as a genius artist to constantly elevate women as musicians,…

Talking to Amber Rose About MuvaMoji and the Importance of Sexting at Least Once Per Day 

There are three golden rules to a healthy relationship: first, try to not be a piece of shit to your significant other; second, communicate; and third, according to Amber Rose, have one sexually explicit conversation a day. You know, to keep the libido flowing. Rose thinks she can help with that last part, and she’s…

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Single Women Are On Their Way to Becoming One of the Strongest Political Powers in America

Until recently, the expectation for American women was to be married by your 30s or harden and crust into a crone shaped barnacle—but in the past couple of decades, a radical shift has occurred. More and more, women are staying single into their 30s and 40s and hanging onto more progressive politics. This change has…