The economic logic of the "new domesticity"
“Opting out” has never been as sexy as a decade of style section articles would have you believe. A decade ago, Lisa Belkin coined the term “opt-out revolution” in a piece that explained, “It's not just that the workplace has failed women. READ MORE >>
We're still trying to convince ourselves that online dating is OK
It’s been ten years since The New York Times declared it socially acceptable to meet your mate on the Internet. READ MORE >>
The unlikely revival of a fusty old label
In the second episode of HBO’s “Girls,” three young women are eating frozen yogurt on a park bench: Jessa, the slutty one, Shoshanna, the prudish one, and Hannah, our protagonist. After Hannah expresses frustration with her pseudo-boyfriend, Shoshanna whips out a copy of a fictional advice book: Listen, Ladies: A Tough-Love Approach to the Tough Game of Love. Hannah: Wait, but here’s my question: Who are the ladies?Shoshanna: Obvi. We’re the ladies. READ MORE >>