Quite Reasonable French Government Bans 'Mademoiselle'

Au revoir, Mademoiselle. Thanks to pressure from French feminist groups, dames no longer have to identify themselves as Madam (married) or Mademoiselle (unmarried) on official government documents. The only way today could improve for French women is if Dominique Strauss-Kahn announced plans to permanently emigrate. » 2/22/12 3:55pm 2/22/12 3:55pm

French Women Push To Do Away With 'Mademoiselle'

Soon you may be able to forget what you learned in French class about when to call a woman "madame," and when to use "mademoiselle" (if you haven't already forgotten every lesson from high school French). Two French feminist groups have launched a new campaign to do away with titles that refer to a woman's age and… » 9/28/11 11:35am 9/28/11 11:35am

Body Image, Beauty Mags And The Biggest Loser: An Interview With…

Women feel terrible about their bodies. After over a year at Jezebel, I know this is an incontrovertible fact. And yes, there are the blessed few out there who are free from self-loathing, but they are few and far between and I know this because I read your comments. Anytime we post something even remotely pertaining… » 11/03/08 1:00pm 11/03/08 1:00pm

The Last Days Of Mademoiselle: Cocaine, Cigarettes & Calorie Counts

I used to really like Mademoiselle » 9/30/08 12:30pm 9/30/08 12:30pm magazine. Not as old or cold as , not as dull as , not as do-goodery as , not as ditsy or sex-addicted as . Though the magazine folded in 2001, when it first started, in 1935, it was known for publishing short stories by authors like Truman Capote. Sylvia Plath worked as a guest…