Should I let my 9-year-old daughter wear a bikini? On the one hand, I wanted to support my kid’s choice of clothing. I certainly didn’t want to make her self-conscious about her body, not when puberty was around the corner. On the other, I wanted to preserve my kid’s childhood. There was something that icked me out about bikinis on kids. I couldn’t help but see the suits as sexualizing them in some way. Continue reading
Here’s a quiz: when you think of Civil War heroes, can you name a single woman? Unlikely. But in a new book, journalist Coke Roberts proves that women were not invisible during the War Between the States. What these women demonstrated was that there were other ways to lead. Continue reading
TIME has apologized for including the word “feminist” in a poll asking “Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?” Published on Nov 12, the poll drew widespread criticism online. Continue reading
A new PBS documentary, "MAKERS: Women Who Make America," looks at the women’s movement and the groundbreaking contributions and struggles made by women today. Judy Woodruff interviews activist Gloria Steinem about the film and about the current state of feminism and gender equality. Continue reading
When the editors at Autumn House Press in Pittsburgh started looking around at various anthologies of contemporary poetry, they noticed most of the general collections still featured more male bards than female.
Vladimir Nabokov once wrote that art is “beauty plus pity.” It’s a formula author Mary Gaitskill took to heart, after quoting his words in a tribute essay years ago. They’ve both been accused, after all, of varying levels of perversity and brilliance.
British author Doris Lessing was named winner of the Nobel Prize for literature on Thursday. A George Washington University literature professor discusses Lessing’s contributions to her craft. Continue reading