| Mar 6, 2010
You know what they say about March -- comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb.
Forget that. March is Women's History Month. It should come in like a lioness, and go out like one too. Like, say, Gloria Steinem.
As a seminal figure in the American...
| Sep 4, 2008
Here's the good news: Women have become so politically powerful that even the anti-feminist right wing -- the folks with a headlock on the Republican Party -- are trying to appease the gender gap with a first-ever female vice president. We owe this to...
| May 8, 2007
IT'S IRONIC. At precisely the moment so many people think that the Republican Party and the conservative movement went off the rails, the people who hate the right the most want to copy it.
That's the upshot of an alternately brilliant and tendentious...
| Mar 8, 2010
| 4:34 AM
It’s been something of a Great Dame weekend for me. First was my Saturday "Patt Morrison Asks" Q and A column with Gloria Steinem, the ground-breaking feminist, which you can read here. Whatever you think of her -- and judging from the e-mails I’ve...
| Feb 9, 2008
Maybe you were privy to an e-mail that was circulated, perhaps, by Chelsea Clinton this week. According to a post Tuesday by Emily Bazelon of the online magazine Slate, the e-mail's subject heading was "a must read ... send to every woman you know." The...
| Sep 8, 2008
Today's topic: Discuss Gloria Steinem's recent Op-Ed in the L.A. Times, in which she called Sarah Palin the "wrong woman" for the VP job. All week, Katherine Mangu-Ward and Amanda Marcotte discuss what Palin's candidacy means for women's issues and...
| Sep 9, 2008
Today's question: Could a socially conservative female candidate ever appeal to feminists? Previously, Marcotte and Mangu-Ward discussed Gloria Steinem's comments on Sarah Palin.
Social conservatism harms women Point: Amanda Marcotte
| Sep 10, 2008
Today's question: Is gender more a media obsession or a real concern of voters? How likely is it that former Hillary Clinton supporters will break for John McCain because of Sarah Palin? Previously, Mangu-Ward and Marcotte discussed whether a socially...
| Sep 11, 2008
Today's question: At their convention, Republicans ignored Cindy McCain's impressive business accomplishments and instead focused on her record of philanthropy. Why is a strong woman a good VP candidate but not a good first lady? Previously, Marcotte...
| Sep 12, 2008
Today's question: Is a female candidate's performance as a mother truly off limits during a campaign? Previously, Mangu-Ward and Marcotte discussed the GOP’s downplaying of Cindy McCain's success as a businesswoman, the media’s focus on...
| Sep 23, 2008
NOTHING gets the comic juices flowing like a workplace revenge fantasy. In "9 to 5: The Musical," an eager-to-please adaptation of the fizzy 1980 pop-feminist film, three female employees, tired of banging their heads against a low-hanging glass ceiling,...