Politics

The Young and The Feckless: The Beltway Brat Pack

I read the New York Time's recent piece on Obama's young staffers with avid interest. I confess that the human dimension of political clout (and how it's gained and wielded) fascinates me endlessly. The... Read more »

The Young and the Feckless: The Myth of Gen Y Homogeneity

An interesting question was raised in the comments section of my recent Model Behavior column and one that I'm no stranger to contemplating: Where is all of the research on and dialogue around the non-white, non-middle class Gen Y experience? Why do we only ever hear about student debt load and the... Read more »

Linda Ronstadt: Defender of Freedom, Women, and Kickass Jams

I am a major fangirl for Linda Ronstadt for many reasons. Great music? Check. Awesome style that I try to copy? Check. Songs available at Karaoke bars? Check. Political activist, feminist, and defender of civil liberties? Check and check. Freedom and pretty hair for all! To back me up on that last... Read more »

Tuning In: M.I.A.'s "Born Free"

Monday marked the release of the music video for M.I.A.'s "Born Free," the lead single off the British rapper/singer/visual artist's forthcoming third album, and yet another clip from a female pop star this year that caused... Read more »

A New D

Shobhaa Dé came to the Indian publishing scene in the late-1980s like a South Asian Jackie Collins and has been credited with paving... Read more »

The Young and The Feckless: Class Conundrum

Watching Bristol Palin's teen pregnancy PSA the other day and reading reactions to it (including Bitch's own Kelsey Wallace), I was reminded of a question that I've been turning over in my mind lately, namely who has the authority/credibility/legitimacy to speak to issues of class and privilege?... Read more »

Advocate or Hypocrite? Bristol Palin's New PSA

The new PSA from the Candie’s Foundation: if (WIDGETBOX) WIDGETBOX.renderWidget('e78000c3-bdcf-4e70-8ed0-ed5f3559fc3e');Get the Candies - Bristol Palin... Read more »

The Young and The Feckless: Cash vs. Cachet: The Potential Intern's Quandary

One thing you'll notice if you spend any time following youth issues in the media is that coverage comes in waves. The Pew releases a report, new employment stats for the quarter come out, etc. and all of the mainstream outlets take a turn at reinventing the wheel via their own spins on the story... Read more »

Reproductive Writes: Keep Talking Part 2: An Interview with Laura Eldridge

Laura Eldridge is a women's health writer and activist. She began working with the founder of the women's health movement and author of The Doctor's Case Against The Pill, Barbara Seaman, when studying at Barnard College.... Read more »

Reproductive Writes: Keep Talking: An Interview with Laura Eldridge

Laura Eldridge is a women's health writer and activist. She began working with the founder of the women's health movement and author of The Doctor's Case Against The Pill, Barbara Seaman, when studying at Barnard College.... 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 »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »

Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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