On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Happy almost-the-weekend, everybody! Here’s what’s been blowing up the Interwebs. • At the Guardian’s Comment is Free, Jill Filipovic wrote about straight women... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: All the Advice You Asked For, and Some You Didn't

Welcome to “Ms. Opinionated,” Bitch’s new advice column, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to makes ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist values—as well as advice on what to do when they... Read more »

Bridal Party: In Support of Ceremony!

We spend a lot of time in the handful of decades that we exist in this world being told things and telling things. But there are comparitively very few moments when we allow our pretenses to drop and we come together to share something honest, and complex, and for many of us a little (or a lot)... Read more »

In Richness and in Wealth: What does it mean to be a modern-day trophy wife?

Illustration by Evah Fan. Little serious thought has been devoted to the trophy wife, that caricature permanently relegated to being an adornment on the arm of a spouse defined by his wealth and power, the May to her husband's December. In 1994, New York Times “On Language” columnist William... Read more »

Lady Business: Breaking News! Women Like Marriage and Work

The Pew Research Center offers startling, groundbreaking numbers on “Today’s Woman” who “often balances her career with her husband and children.” (Yes, this is a study from 2012, not 1975.) It is called “A Gender Reversal on Career Aspirations: Young Women Now Top Young Men in Valuing A High... Read more »

The 99%: Champagne Toasts and Caviar Receptions: Buying the American Wedding

Yet, as a proportion of their annual incomes, the Kardashian kouple may actually be more reasonable than many other Americans. In 2007, the average cost of the American wedding was over $28,000; while the recession caused a bit of a dip for a few years, the price is now... Read more »

On Our Radar

Let’s face it, sometimes real life is just the moments between reading blogs. “This is what sets Pariah apart from (white) singular-narrative LGBT films; it debunks the myth that life begins and ends between the point of self-acceptance, and a wedding.” Spectra Speaks... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Forty Beads

If you’re straight, monogamous, and female, Carolyn Evans wants to SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE! Her new book, Forty Beads, has “simple, sexy” advice: overcome the “libido gap” between women and men by having sex whenever... Read more »

The Wedding March: To Obey, Or Not To Obey

If rumors are true—and with this couple, it’s only ever 50:50—then Kate Middleton will not promise to obey her husband in next week’s ceremony. When even the Archbishop of Canterbury thinks it’s a bit old-fashioned, you know it’s a tradition worth discarding. Read more »

The Wedding March: The Princess Problem

At a time when young graduates struggle to find work, one former art history student’s patchy résumé shouldn’t be headline news. Unless of course, you happen to be Kate Middleton. Read more »

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