GOOD

A New Documentary Connects Feminism’s Past to its Present

Remembering feminism’s grassroots-led second wave

When we were three years old, my best friend, Bret, and I knew the game of tag was forbidden inside our Long Island preschool. We flouted the rules one afternoon and tore through the classroom anyway. I chased Bret, pumping my arms and running with all my might, smack into a teacher who was blocking my way.

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

The Feminist Life: Free the Auto Show Model

Women now work in all facets of the automotive industry, not just as models rolling around on the hood of a car.

“Are you a product specialist?” I asked the woman standing next to me as she wriggled out of her fishnet lace-up boots, groaned, and rubbed her toes.

“Huh?” she asked.

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

The Feminist Life: The Shallow Expectations Keeping Women Out of Politics

This month’s Vanity Fair frets over how much problem-solving time a woman president would instead spend on her hair

Normally, I like Vanity Fair a lot. It’s a publication that still boasts a commitment to covering Kennedys (especially my favorite one, Jackie). Plus, I once witnessed someone asking editor-in-chief Graydon Carter why the magazine continued to feature things, such as royalty—American or otherwise—that younger potential readers don’t care about. He seemed confused, surprised, and unrepentant, all qualities I respect very much in a person or magazine.

Chris Christie at a town hall event in New Jersey in 2011. Photo by Bob Jagendorf via Wikimedia Commons

Keep Reading Show less
Articles