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All My Babies' Mamas Featured

Celebrity baby mamas: hot new trend; regular baby mamas: not so much

Date: July 23, 2013 | Posted By: Audrey
Let’s get one thing clear from the start: I’m not judging high-profile women like the currently preggers Kate Winslet or Halle Berry for having children with multiple partners. That’s not what this post is about. Instead, it’s about how our culture lets some women who engage in Multiple Partner Fertility (MPF) off the hook (ahem, Continue reading


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Stop hating on Anne Hathaway and start realizing that we’re all each other has got

Date: June 25, 2013 | Posted By: Tessa
Celebrity hate is nothing new. I mean, who can blame us? These are people that are thrust into our lives, our living rooms, our movie screens. Their publicists want us to be interested in their personal lives. They are commodities, only worth as much as their popularity. Interestingly, hating these people we hardly know seems Continue reading


Beyoncé Featured

Who run the (advertising) world? (Beyoncé)

Date: May 29, 2013 | Posted By: Meg
A couple of weeks ago, Beyoncé debuted her new song from a forthcoming album, “Standing on the Sun” in a commercial for H&M. Earlier in the year she launched a new $50 million campaign with Pepsi, including commercials, visual ads, and limited-edition Beyoncé Pepsi cans. Of course, Beyoncé also sang at President Obama’s Inauguration and Continue reading


Kelsey Williams Featured

Women’s talents: alas, shrugged

Date: May 8, 2013 | Posted By: Stephanie
I was pleased to learn that the topic this week in my male-dominated political discussion group would be Ayn Rand. If you don’t know, Ayn Rand is a famed female philosopher and author of the novel, Atlas Shrugged. She was no feminist—some would say she was the opposite—but she was strong in her principles, a Continue reading


Gabrielle Reece Featured

Why Gabrielle Reece’s retro recipe for marital bliss is, uh, wrong

Date: April 22, 2013 | Posted By: Audrey
I’ve never really followed Gabrielle that closely, but she’s always been on my radar as a solid, inspirational role model for young women—someone strong, disciplined, and self-possessed. Someone who hasn’t been seduced by her own her fame and glamour. Given that the archetype of women that’s most often celebrated in the media is often complete Continue reading


Virgie Tovar Featured

Lose hate, not weight: an interview with the absolutely fabulous Virgie Tovar

Date: April 8, 2013 | Posted By: Vera
Last month I attended a couple workshops that were presented by Virgie Tovar, a body image expert and coach. Virgie has also edited the book Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, and Fashion. The workshops were awesome and inspiring, leaving me feeling great about myself and wanting to spread the word about how Continue reading


Kim Kardashian Pregnant Featured

Why can’t we stop talking about Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy weight gain?

Date: March 18, 2013 | Posted By: Audrey
It can’t be easy being Kim Kardashian. First, there’s her mom. Then there’s the whole world scrutinizing her pregnant body daily—and using it as an opportunity to engage in more blatant body snarking and policing than I’ve seen in a while. Despite the fact that Kim is in the early stages of her pregnancy and Continue reading


Barbra Streisand Featured

Female celebs compared to aliens while men are harmless muppets

Date: March 3, 2013 | Posted By: Larkin
I watch the Academy Awards with a bit of skepticism every year. My favorite part is generally the live performances, and this year was no exception. Leave it to Facebook to totally dampen my joyful viewing experience. I was scrolling through my news feed while watching Barbra Streisand sing and all of a sudden I Continue reading


Fey Poehler role models featured

In praise of female celebrity role models

Date: February 12, 2013 | Posted By: Stacey
I think we’re due for a piece full of praise. A high school English teacher in Chicago, Ashley Lauren Samsa, shared on Bitch magazine’s website a list of positive female role models in pop culture, as drafted up by her students. She wrote, “The list is a good insight into what interests teen girls these Continue reading


Cameron Russell featured

Supermodel Cameron Russell and the gene pool lottery

Date: January 21, 2013 | Posted By: Hailey
“Young girls shouldn’t aspire to be models.” Most people wouldn’t expect these words of advice to come from one of the most successful models of the year, but last week, Cameron Russell, a Columbia University grad and successful supermodel, appeared on CNN to discuss her TedX Talk that recently went viral, “Image is Powerful.” Claiming Continue reading