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WMC Co-Founder Gloria Steinem Joins the “E-Book Revolution”

WMC Co-Founder Gloria Steinem Joins the “E-Book Revolution”

| May 17, 2012

Misogynistic Ads and the Oxygen of Publicity

Misogynistic Ads and the Oxygen of Publicity

| May 17, 2012

Retro-sexist advertising may be presented as ironic, but it features the same, familiar images feminists rallied against decades ago, argues the author. What to do? More »

A Mother’s Day Conundrum

A Mother’s Day Conundrum

| May 11, 2012

Psychologist Paula Caplan describes the complicated balancing act involved in honoring her mother while caring for her. More »

My Mom and the Bearded Lady

My Mom and the Bearded Lady

| May 10, 2012

The author's mother has given her an early exposure to a diverse collection of women, which serves her well as a writer and strategic activist. More »

May Day with Occupy Oakland

May Day with Occupy Oakland

| May 8, 2012

The author describes the Occupy movement's action in Oakland last week, in light of a very different mood in the city that greeted the general strike called six months ago. More »

Why Bad Sex Is Good—On HBO’s “Girls”

Why Bad Sex Is Good—On HBO’s “Girls”

| May 4, 2012

WMC's Madeleine Gyory argues that the new HBO show makes room for realistic complications of forging sexual relationships. More »

Young Feminists Go Live to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

Young Feminists Go Live to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

| April 27, 2012

Young feminists, whose presence in the current War on Women plays out largely online, plan to emerge from the virtual world with rallies in Nashville and other state capitals April 28. More »

Young Women’s Caucus—A Promising Sign at UN Commission Meeting

Young Women’s Caucus—A Promising Sign at UN Commission Meeting

| April 24, 2012

While the recent UN Status of Women Commission sessions failed to reach consensus on recommendations for rural women, young women moved forward, impressing the author with their leadership potential. More »

Katie Roiphe’s BDSM Fantasy: Wrong on Female Empowerment and Wrong on Kink

| April 18, 2012

There are as many ways to do kink as a crowded planet full of imaginative sexual beings can conjure—but Roiphe’s idea of submission sounds like nothing so much as doing it wrong. More »

Breaking in Two—Exploring Images of Motherhood

Breaking in Two—Exploring Images of Motherhood

| April 13, 2012

Carrying the subtitle, "A Provocative Vision of Motherhood," this group show in Santa Monica, California, explores the dual roles of artist and mother. More »