A Cost/Benefit Analysis of Modern 'Womanhood'

We know that in order to be female on this earth, we spend way more money than men to live because we live a few years longer, get paid less and spend more on healthcare, to the tune of $849,000 over a lifetime. But what about the softer costs of lady-ness? In order to just be considered feminine, there's a whole… » 3/03/13 12:05pm 3/03/13 12:05pm

This Ain't No Porn Star Vagina: Large Labias Need Love Too

In a welcomed contrast to all the news about the rising popularity of vaginal rejuvenation surgeries like labiaplasty, a counter movement has been quietly gaining steam across the internet with several female-run websites popping up to encourage women to show off their natural vulvas no matter what shape they take. » 2/18/13 12:00pm 2/18/13 12:00pm

Can We Please Stop Fifty Shades of Grey from Becoming a 'Woman Thing'?

As a woman, one tires of "woman things," that canon of superficial shit that all women supposedly go Pavlovially apeshit over: chocolate, high heels, designer purses, Sex and the City, white zinfandel, the oeuvre of Matthew McConaughey. Because...I'm a woman...and I don't like all of those things (chocolate and… » 10/04/12 6:30pm 10/04/12 6:30pm

This Is How Much It Costs to Own a Vagina: An Itemized List

Given the national debate regarding birth control coverage, it's increasingly clear that many people have no idea how much it costs it to own a vagina — folks are getting up in arms about the idea that the pill could set uninsured women back about $1000 a year, but in the grand scheme of things, that's nothing. Do you » 4/06/12 1:30pm 4/06/12 1:30pm

Susie Essman Wisely Suggests We Turn Our Uteruses Into Corporations

If anyone could school the Republicans on reproductive rights, it'd probably be Susie Essman's no-bullshit character on Curb Your Enthusiasm. She'd insult them so hard their heads would spin, and then she'd have them under her command. It's too bad she's fictional, but fortunately the real Susie Essman also has a… » 1/27/12 9:30am 1/27/12 9:30am