Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan described the suburban woman as the unhappy housewife. She lacked challenging choices. Her abilities and identities were attached to her kitchen. She could whip up sour-cream-and-artichoke dips in a flash in an up-to-date kitchen with a refrigerator, range and blender in coordinated shades of peach, tan and aquamarine, but you could hear growing laments of discontent as the grrr in the purr became a growl.
Chivalry is back in the news.
In her new book, "The End of Men," Hanna Rosin says we are on the verge of matriarchy.
In the movie “A Few Good Men,” Jack Nicholson’s character jokes that the Iraqi army was so overwhelmed during the 1991 Gulf War that “some of them surrendered to a camera crew from CNN.” Today, men may be searching for camera crews as well.
Meritocracy is nowhere more manifest in modern America than on the high school football field.
A costume party at the GOP convention?
Independent sassy ladies, make way for Obama’s government dependent gal … Julia!
Rosen vs. Romney is not exactly high noon at the Powder Puff Arena. But it provides an insight or two in the gender games at the center of the culture: Trendy lesbian working mom, a public relations strategist raising adopted children, attacks traditional super mom for staying home to raise five sons.
Last week, Democratic strategist Hillary Rosen provoked outrage from the Right when she suggested that Ann Romney is not qualified to speak about women's economic concerns because "she's never worked a day in her life." Many Democrats, the President, First Lady, and Vice President among them, moved quickly to distance themselves from these sentiments, declaring Rosen's comments out of line.
Call it the lament of the young, single woman: there are no good men left. Or if there are, where are they?
Hilary Rosen's attack on Ann Romney by saying that, although she raised five children, she "never worked a day in her life" perfectly fits the definition of a gaffe. A gaffe is a statement that reveals what the spokesperson really thinks but turns out to be embarrassing when it is publicly discussed.
Not since Hillary Clinton's infamous remark during the 1992 presidential campaign -- "I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas" -- has a prominent Democratic woman so insulted full-time homemakers.
Though everyone is talking about Democratic strategist and Obama confidant Hilary Rosen's insolent remarks about Ann Romney, I want to discuss them, too, because they reveal her leftist mindset.
The 39 year old single woman spends an endless amount of ink trying to convince herself and single women everywhere they are happy living empowered lives of solitude, which couldn’t be further from the truth.
"This is what a feminist looks like." So proclaimed Barry Lynn, president of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
You don't have to be an elderly Aunt Agatha to remember when feminism was about equal rights and equal pay.
The heated public debate about the HHS mandate requiring employers to cover contraception has brought out the worst in “feminist” organizations. It’s time to blow the whistle: They’ve resorted to creating outright fiction in order to fundraise and fear-monger. Sadly, upon examination, many of their claims go beyond the usual political spin, to outright untruths that are actually destructive to women’s empowerment.
Apple Inc. makes dazzling, life-enhancing products, so God bless them ... to a point.
A noble band of Republicans legislators on Capitol Hill is doing something almost unheard of in the annals of courage: not jumping through hoops to placate the nation’s feminist minority.
Proclaiming in a New York Times headline that "Obama Adjusts a Rule Covering Contraceptives," the pro-Obama media tried to dig the president out of the political hole he had jumped into.
Horror of horrors! Lego has introduced a new line of gender-specific toys aimed at girls.
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