The New Yorker Review of Naomi Wolf's Vagina: A Biography Contains…

The Beauty Myth author and feminist Naomi Wolf's Vagina dropped this year (sorry—just to be clear, it's her new book Vagina: A Biography), and makes a variety of claims about "the conscious vagina," a concept that suggests—among other semi-terrifying things—that sexually-satisfied vaginas are what gives women their… » 9/15/12 4:15pm 9/15/12 4:15pm

Are Strip Searches and TSA Pat-Downs Sexual Abuse?

This week, the Supreme Court ruled that it was perfectly within the rights of police officers to strip search every person arrested for every offense, even if they had no reason to believe the arrested person was carrying any contraban. The majority opinion reasoned that strip searching was necessary to protect the… » 4/06/12 4:30pm 4/06/12 4:30pm

Elizabeth Banks Warns Lawmakers That Without The Pill Ladies Will Be…

Elizabeth Banks is telling those who wish to restrict access to birth control to suck a bag of dicks. She explains how it's used for a whole raft of things other than preventing unwanted pregnancies, including to help regulate periods in those struggling with fertility issues and improve the chances of successful IVF.… » 3/29/12 9:00am 3/29/12 9:00am

Naomi Wolf's Vagina Will Tell All This Year

One of the things to look forward to in 2012? The release of Naomi Wolf's Vagina: A Biography. Hopefully we'll learn all about Vagina's childhood, where she went to school, the key to her success, and how she met Penis. » 1/03/12 7:20pm 1/03/12 7:20pm

Men Are More To Madonna Than Just 'Sexual Appendages'

In possibly the most entertaining matching of reporter and subject perpetrated by a ladymag this year, Harper's Bazaar got Naomi Wolf to interview Madonna for its latest issue. What did they talk about? Body hair, sex, high school — and the movie Ms. Ciccone is promoting. Wolf also sneaked a peek at one of Madonna's… » 11/10/11 5:40pm 11/10/11 5:40pm

Naomi Wolf Arrested At Occupy Wall Street Protest

A familiar face was among the dozen or so people arrested last night at Occupy Wall Street. Naomi Wolf, who writes for the Huffington Post, was attending an event where New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was presented with the site's "Game Changer of the Year Award." About 50 protesters showed up and when Wolf heard… » 10/19/11 9:30am 10/19/11 9:30am

Today In Assange: Olbermann Returns, Naomi Wolf Defends Herself

If you thought talking about Julian Assange was terrible last week, welcome to today, when Keith Olbermann re-emerges to drastically lower the standards of debate, and Naomi Wolf says siding with Assange's accusers is "not respecting women." » 12/20/10 5:24pm 12/20/10 5:24pm

Eating Disorders Aren't Just About Beauty

Writer Naomi Wolf was the keynote speaker at the National Eating Disorders Association conference this year. She's super-articulate, very intelligent, and she knows her stuff. I very much respect her and what she has to say. However... » 10/18/10 11:11am 10/18/10 11:11am

It's Not Just Men Who Are Objectifying Women

Earlier this month, Hugh Hefner was asked whether he objectifies women. His answer says a lot about our culture's confused attitude to female beauty. » 8/18/10 1:30pm 8/18/10 1:30pm

Prominent Feminist Explains Why Angelina Jolie Is Best Thing, Ever

Angelina Jolie was named Forbes' "most powerful celeb in the world" last week. Naomi Wolf, in the new issue of Harper's Bazaar (?) thinks it's cuz Brangie "brings together almost every aspect of female empowerment and liberation." Or something like that. » 6/08/09 3:00pm 6/08/09 3:00pm

Comic Confrontations: Judge Judy Vs. Feminists, Part 2

Feminists love bickering about feminism. And as more women join the conversation, it gets nastier…and better! But it's time Judge Judy kept some order. (Continued from Part 1.) » 5/18/09 4:20pm 5/18/09 4:20pm

NYT Writer Finds Out Jerks Still Exist In Academia

A distinguished, sixtyish writer arrives to address a graduate program. He praises another university for its "hot students" and disses his wife ("sleep with one student and wake up 17 years later married to her"). He says a female prof "eats like a man," and he seems to like the word "beaver." Sounds like a tale from… » 11/03/08 2:40pm 11/03/08 2:40pm

Who's To Blame For Little-Girl Voices?

They say women pick clothes to impress women, but do they pick voices to impress men? That's the question we were left with after listening to reporter Ashley Milne-Tyte's segment on NPR's 'Marketplace' about the disturbing — and apparently growing — trend of adult women who sound like little girls. Like Monica… » 6/18/07 3:12pm 6/18/07 3:12pm