Category Archive: women

a big pink stink, One Million Moms gone wild: this week in womanhood

OMG. I mean OMM. It’s been a wild week for us womenfolk. One Million Moms, the American Family Association‘s crankier half, wants us to stop buying our mom jeans at JCP. Why? Well,… Continue reading

Blue Bras and Personhood Laws

Have you seen the video of Egypt’s “Blue Bra Girl”? . Brutalized on the street by Egyptian soldiers on December 17th, her abaya pulled over her head and her torso and blue bra… Continue reading

driving Miss al-Daisy: Saudi women’s fight to drive

Question 1: Which country forbids women to drive, vote, or wear whatever they want, when they want (even if it’s not a big black sack)? Question 2: And where do men meet to… Continue reading

seductive subversion: women pop artists

If you live around these parts (the greater Boston area), you only have a few days left to head over to Tufts University and catch a truly amazing (and free!) exhibit of mostly… Continue reading

Italy, no country for women

Italy is one of my favorite places on earth, but not because of the way it treats women. In the late 1980s I spent my days as a student studying in Florence armed… Continue reading

Egypt, Mother of the World

Throughout the Middle East, Egypt is known as “The Mother of the World”: the 6,500-year-old-and-counting birthplace of modern civilization and culture. Throughout Egypt, and across the Middle East, women—the mothers of the world—are… Continue reading

big pharma’s big boner

Big pharma has a big boner for your mother. Over the past decade or so, millions of women (and some men, too) have taken bisphosphonate drugs to treat and prevent osteoporosis and osteopenia,… Continue reading