Should A Woman Take Her Husband's Name?

Oh God, I find myself agreeing with ashram-friendly advice columnist Cary Tennis for the second time in under a month! Today, Cary deals with a woman who is afraid that taking her husband-to-be's last name would be anti-feminist. Cary spends over 1,000 words blathering on about male dominance and the circus and… » 11/16/07 5:30pm 11/16/07 5:30pm

Slate Scribe in Love with Michelle Obama, the Phrase "Big-Girl Panties"

A few weeks after the launch of their barely mediocre no-boys-allowed blog, the XX Factor, Slate has rolled out a new series of articles about the marriages of the Presidential candidates called First Mates. Though the headline might have inspired fears of lady lit ghettoization, Melinda Henneberger's introductory… » 10/29/07 10:30am 10/29/07 10:30am

Separate But Not Equal: Slate's New Lady Blog

In the online magazine arms-race, it's largely accepted that Slate is "fairly manly", especially when compared to Salon's menses-swathed musings on politics, arts and life. Perhaps to steal some lady viewers from Joan Walsh's estro-audience, Slate has launched a blog for its women writers, called the XX Factor. » 10/17/07 2:00pm 10/17/07 2:00pm

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