Karen Elson Thinks Fashion Needs More Feminism

Supermodel and musician Karen Elson popped up over at Rookie to answer advice questions from teen readers. Elson offered reassurance to one teen who was feeling self-conscious about her tooth gap, gave another advice about how to have a more constructive relationship with her mother (boundaries!), and helped out a girl … » 3/29/13 5:10pm 3/29/13 5:10pm

New Yorker: Women's Representation Is Not Enough

In this week's New Yorker, Ariel Levy complains that feminism has turned into "identity politics," focusing on getting women in positions of power but not on what they should do when they get there. » 11/09/09 1:00pm 11/09/09 1:00pm

Three Ways To Not Solve Sexism, By Former Portfolio Editor

In Saturday's NY Times, former Portfolio editor Joanne Lipman attempted to critique the stalling of feminism in America. The result was so ham-handed and contradictory, it read like a tutorial on How Not to Talk About Sexism. » 10/26/09 12:40pm 10/26/09 12:40pm

What Makes a Presidency Feminist-Friendly?

The White House's new Council on Women and Girls is designed to ensure that government programs do enough to aid women. Between this and the Lily Ledbetter act signing, is the Obama Administration embracing feminism? » 9/14/09 3:00pm 9/14/09 3:00pm

Feminists Don't Hate Marriage: In Defense Of Elizabeth Gilbert

In a short but nasty Wall Street Journal editorial, Charlotte Hays opines that Eat Pray Love writer Elizabeth Gilbert has deserted her feminist readers by getting married — thus revealing that the feminist = man-hater canard will basically never die. » 9/04/09 11:30am 9/04/09 11:30am