I Pay For A Housekeeper Every Week: My Husband Has No Idea
Penny, my now housekeeper, accidentally pulled into our driveway, seemingly lost, and the rest is history as they say. In a society bustling with incessant demands, many women find themselves ensnared in the web of unrealistic expectations – the quintessential need to balance work, childcare, and maintaining an immaculate home. For me, the desire to navigate these expectations seamlessly led me down a secret path, employing a house cleaner every week unbeknownst to my husband.
The Next Frontier: Shaping the Future of Feminism in the Digital Age
Feminism, a powerful force for change, has continually evolved. As we enter the digital age, the feminist movement is charting new territory, tackling emerging issues such as digital harassment and online misogyny. Join us as we explore the future of feminism and the strategies to navigate this brave new world.
When The Turkish President Said Women Without Children Are Incomplete
Note: In June 2016, the Turkish prez made the comments noted in this article. Though that was seven years ago, his backward mindset still exists in our society. It's time to dismantle these kinds of narratives.
Julia Nusbaum of Herstry offers a brave space for women's voices
What happens when women feel open to telling their stories, even when they aren't professional writers? When writer Julia Nusbaum was a graduate student, the course of her life changed in answer to this question.
New Jersey Will Now Offer Free Menstrual Products In Schools
Are you a parent of a daughter from Grades six to 12? If so, Governor Murphy just did you a solid favor. The governor recently signed a bill into law that provides free sanitation products for all menstruating students in middle school and high school.
Comedians Karin Babbitt and Leah Rogers on being a woman onstage
The Babblery, a podcast that explores women's lives, has just released a new interview exploring the experiences of women in standup comedy. This episode features two amazing funny women, Karin Babbitt and Leah Rogers, speaking from the heart. For them, and for all comedians of their ilk, comedy is about bringing their authentic selves to the stage. It's about being able to express deep, difficult feelings and ideas in a way that draws others into their lives. It's about finding the limits where others can't be drawn in.
The journey of Lilith from being Adam's first wife to a feminist icon
Lady LilithPhoto byDante Gabriel Rosetti (Delaware Art Museum) Lilith has been a controversial figure throughout religious history. She has appeared in different ways across various cultures. Her story started with her being Adam's first wife to becoming a demon. Believers of Lilith say that Eve was the second wife of Adam, and Lilith was the first. Although Lilith was historically considered evil for becoming a demon, she has started to become an icon of feminism in recent years.
Is Paying 50/50 Doing What We Think It Is For Feminism?
I find great pleasure in partaking in informal discussions, as they allow me to expand my social circle and potentially form meaningful connections with like-minded individuals. In short, I love men. However, such interactions often come at a cost. Splitting bills for gender equality has been debated in feminist communities. But is there really merit to this idea?
If It Involves All Of Us, Why Do We Still Call It Feminism?
Am I a feminist? The complexities surrounding the meaning of this historically significant term have always been a subject of debate. However, I am determined to embark on a journey of understanding, and I invite you to join me in this exploration. In this article, my intention is to provide you with an insightful perspective on feminism.
Female Breadwinners: Navigating the Complex Feelings that Arise When She Makes More Money
In the 1950s, the idea of a woman providing for her husband and family was unheard of. Our grandmothers stayed in the home, caring for children and working odd jobs for extra cash, while our grandfathers went out into the world to make money for the family.
An Unexpected Reaction to The Barbie Movie
My daughter went to see the Barbie movie with her boyfriend. When she came home she told me she cried during the movie. When I asked why she said there was a part where a mom explained what it was like to be a woman. I asked her if she cried because it was so accurate, and she nodded. The next day she asked me to go see it with her.
The Enigmatic Persona of Lilith: From Ancient Demon to Feminist Icon
Lilith, a character deeply entrenched in religious writings, has traversed the annals of time, maintaining a remarkable consistency in various cultural narratives. Throughout history, she has taken on diverse forms, from a screech owl in the desert to Adam's defiant first wife and a demonic entity attacking women and children. Despite her enigmatic nature, Lilith's character has remained a significant influence on the beliefs of millions of Jews, Christians, and Muslims about the origins of their world. This article explores the evolution of Lilith's myth from her Babylonian demonology origins to her contemporary portrayal as a symbol of female empowerment in feminist circles.
Illinois Laws Ban Deceptive Practices Used By Pregnancy Crisis Centers
It's no secret that America treats pregnant women like public property---truly, it's horrible. I also might go so far as to say that pregnant women are also one of the most vulnerable populations in America. One issue that women may experience is the trauma that comes with going to a pregnancy crisis center.
Men Have Been Attacking Women's Looks When They Feel Threatened for Centuries
The rise and fall of Sarah Mapp, the famous female bonesetter. She couldn’t have been petite, delicate, or demure. In fact, in caricatures circulated of her, she was as compact as a muscled toad, and she had to have been to be a “bonesetter,” what we would view today as an 18th century orthopedist. Her other job title, more beautiful, was “Shape-Mistress.”
The New Barbie Movie: A Feminist Icon or Selling Out?
The upcoming live-action Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie has sparked intense debate amongst feminists about whether this represents a bold reclaiming of Barbie as a positive icon, or a cynical corporate cash-grab masking as female empowerment.
I'm Happily Married, yet I Can See How Marriage Can be a Scam for Women
Marriage vastly benefits men over women, and it’s a problem. My parents had a traditional marriage, yet my mother never romanticized being a stay-at-home parent. She told me, in fact, to do the opposite.