Culture

Mr. Mia Hamm

I had to take a screen shot of this ad on Facebook. Do you see that? A six-time All-Star baseball player is being referred to as Mr. Mia Hamm. Yes, when I saw it I yelled "Hell yeah!" It's overwhelming how often we hear of prominent women who get referred to as Mrs. Whomever She Married. Or even... Read more »

Rave On: Jennifer Baumgardner on The Girls Who Went Away

Welcome to “Rave On,” a new Page Turner series that asks feminist writers, artists, musicians, activists, leaders, and scholars to talk about a book that completely rocked their world. Our series kicks off with writer Jennifer Baumgardner, who raves about The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History... Read more »

Portland Clothing Swap TONIGHT!

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Featured Mom Blog: Hijas Americanas

This week's featured mom blog, Hijas Americanas, is written by another mom whose family is crafted by adoption. It's also a blog that didn't start out as a mom blog, but as Rosie Molinary's life opened up for her son to enter into it, her blog morphed as well. Rosie began the blog to promote her... Read more »

Beat the Majority - Name a Female Scientist

Beauty company and science scholarship provider L'Oreal surveyed 1,000 Americans this spring and asked them to name a single female scientist. The result was an EPIC FAIL! While 97 percent of... Read more »

I Can Has Feminizm?

As you may have seen in Nicole J. Georges' tributes to gay animals, we are learning that gender in the animal kingdom is just as fluid for cats, dogs, giraffes, birds, and monkeys as it is for us humans. Why is it, then,... Read more »

The Power and Protest of Public Sexuality in India

Trouble, thy name is woman. India is a country in the throes of a sexual revolution, and young women are firmly planted at the center of the controversy. In some of the world's most populous cities, generational and ideological divides have become starkly visible. Saris, salwaar kameez, and... Read more »

All Aboard the Douchebag Train! A Roundup.

Hang onto your hats because there is a freight of douchebags in this post! We’ve got no-bit bloggers, a conservative take on Sarah Palin, THis week the douchebags around the internet really started to mount up! We’ve got... Read more »

Girls' (Toys) Gone Wild!

Nostalgia for the past has been rearing its feathered head in marketing campaigns over the past several years, and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere. Retro styles, re-released music, and 80s cartoons (Transformers, anyone?) are being made over for the new millennium as consumable... Read more »

Strange Sex Ed Tools from Around the World!

I'm always interested in how people in different regions, cultures and religions go about teaching sex ed. While I got the two awkward puberty videos in elementary school and a few "this is a vagina" overhead project lessons in high school, I think almost everything I knew about sex growing up came... Read more »

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Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »