Woman Sick of 'Wearing the Pants' in Relationship Gets Schooled

Feminism is not just about lifting the oppressive veil of gender expectations off of women — it's also about loosening the necktie of expectation from men. Sometimes, it's women who need to be schooled in this matter, and who better to drop the glisteningly hard slab of Real than Heather Havrilesky at Ask Polly. » 10/26/14 2:15pm Sunday 2:15pm

Quitting Grooming Won't Get Women Anywhere

News to no one: It costs more to be a woman. We're charged more for goods and services, are more likely to take time away from work to care for kids or aging parents, and live an average of 5 years longer. We also have to do more stuff to maintain femininity. But would cutting back on grooming change anything? » 10/25/14 2:15pm Saturday 2:15pm

Trick or Treat: Why Not Dress Like a 'Sexy Mom' This Year?

Given that literally all costumes remotely associated with women or girls are run through the Naughty McSexy meter at this time of year, you may be astonished to learn that regular old moms, those tireless handmaidens of domesticity, have not been adequately sexed up for the season — UNTIL NOW. » 10/23/14 12:00pm 10/23/14 12:00pm

How to Get Ahead By Sounding Less Feminine

Sometimes it's not looking like too much like a woman that works against you — it's sounding too much like one. Such was the case for Monica Hanna, a NYC litigator who is determined to alter her naturally "screechy, high pitched, and quick-talking" vocal style to be taken more seriously after firm partners called it… » 10/16/14 4:30pm 10/16/14 4:30pm

Stay-At-Home Mom Would Like Other Stay-at-Home Moms to Shut Up

This Just In: From deep inside enemy lines, proof that the Dumb Mommy Wars rage on in the hearts and homes of women in spite of our best efforts to move on. Today, a stay-at-home mother speaking from an unknown location forcefully advises other SAHMs to, and I quote, "Shut up and love your life." The charge: Unchecked… » 10/15/14 5:10pm 10/15/14 5:10pm

Is There Any Such Thing as a Dangerous Sex Position?

Do you ever wonder, when you are doing sex with someone, if the position you are in is dangerous? Recently, a site called Likes.com—which cannot be taken seriously under any circumstances—did us the service of informing us about some of these dangerous positions. And they're not particularly obscure ones, like… » 10/14/14 4:30pm 10/14/14 4:30pm

​It's OK if You Like Gaining Weight When Pregnant and OK if You Don't

The battle royale over how much weight you are or are not allowed to gain during pregnancy rages on: In one corner of the Internet, a "stick-thin" mom says having a baby is just an excuse to get fat. In another, a woman argues that no woman has ever said the best thing about pregnancy is getting fat. They are both… » 10/12/14 2:30pm 10/12/14 2:30pm

The 'Cool Girl' Is Not Fiction, But a Phase

Recently a friend ran into a woman we all knew in our twenties as a so-called "Cool Girl." She braced herself for the typical performance-art femininity—"dude in a hot girl's body" ready to party with suspicious, irritating gusto—and was startled to find herself speaking to a grownup who seemed pretty together. Down… » 10/08/14 11:50am 10/08/14 11:50am

How to Tell if Having Kids Will Ruin Your Marriage

I don't know if you've heard, but having kids will destroy your marriage. It used to be just because kids are terrible, but now it's allegedly because everyone is so obsessed with their children. But I say neither of these things will destroy your marriage automatically. Allow me to present a more reasonable way to… » 10/05/14 2:15pm 10/05/14 2:15pm

Truth: Everyone Believes In At Least One Crazy Thing

In the short time I've lived in Los Angeles, I've met people into energy healing, animal communicating, channeling, psychics, astrology and realigning vibes. Oh, and aura fluffing. I would mock them, but I think everyone believes in some crazy shit. They just don't always admit it as easily as people do in LA. » 10/02/14 4:00pm 10/02/14 4:00pm

Superheroes Make Shitty Husbands

News that Walmart is peddling a "Training to be Batman's Wife" T-shirt to juniors has raised ire for its retrograde bullshittery. Lost in the ruckus is the fact that it's not just offensive for its sexism — it's offensive because Batman is the type of douche that no woman would realistically go for. Surely there's a… » 10/01/14 12:20pm 10/01/14 12:20pm