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When Poor Women "Opt Out"

Photo: The New York Times piece on the “opt-out generation” focused on the lives of upper-crust ladies. If there’s one thing the wives and husbands profiled in The New York Times magazine’s ... Read more »

The Worst Tooth Fairy You Will Ever See.

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood discovered what may be the worst new toy of the year: The Real Tooth Fairies,... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our radar for today! The NAACP’s petition to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, which launched five days ago, now has... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the news on our radar today! • Republican members of the House met on Wednesday to discuss immigration–and they came down strongly against the Senate-... Read more »

When I Say My Daughter is Transgender, Believe Me.

Many transgender people have made their story public in recent decades, including Nikki (above) a 12-year-old who graced the cover of People magazine in June. Decorated war veteran Kristin Beck... Read more »

Slaves to the Lifestyle: The Bling Ring, Kanye West, and Celebrity Consumption

Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring finds parallels about an “ideal lifestyle” with Kanye West’s new music. Read more »

This Father’s Day, More Than 1 Million Fathers Are in Prison

Many kids will spend this morning hanging out with their fathers. But 1 in 7 African American children will have a hard time seeing a parent today—they’re in prison. 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 »

Why We Need to Talk About Race in Adoption

Two years ago, on vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains, I saw a white couple at a restaurant with their Asian daughter. Though her father told her to quit staring, I felt the girl's eyes on me all through the meal. I smiled at her, feeling a strong sense of kinship, a pang of sympathy. As a... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: I'm Worried My Religious BFF Might Be Marrying An Abuser

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist... Read more »

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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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »