Iran’s Morality Police Raids Coffee Shops, Spoils Everyone’s…

The growing trend for Iranian women to wear Western fashions prompted Iran's reactionary "morality police" to raid 87 coffee shops on Saturday. Tehran police official Alireza Mehrabi explained that the coffee shops "were shut for not following Islamic values, providing hookah to women, and lacking proper licenses,"… » 7/22/12 4:30pm 7/22/12 4:30pm

Will Augusta Finally Be Forced to Let a Woman Join?

The world-renowned Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most famous and last remaining true "old boys clubs": in its 80 years of existence, they have never once allowed a woman to become a member. But now they've found themselves in a bit of a jam from which it seems there is no escape. You see, every year they… » 3/29/12 11:25am 3/29/12 11:25am

Your Period Is a Time for Deep Lady-Bonding

Unless she's had a feminine hygiene product malfunction, you can't usually tell when a woman has her period just by looking at her. And, of course, that's the way most of us prefer it. For any number of reasons, we tend to view our menstrual happenings as private (or worse, if you had a particularly scarring junior… » 3/07/12 11:30am 3/07/12 11:30am

Why Are We Still Taking Our Husbands' Last Names?

Given the interest that everyone suddenly has in the vacancy rate of your uterus, it should come as no surprise that in 2011 (that's 2011, not 1911), 50% of Americans still believe that a woman should be legally required to take her husband's last name after marriage. And because of this, our collective inability to… » 11/04/11 3:40pm 11/04/11 3:40pm