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Let's Talk About Why So Many Young Women Are Convinced Motherhood Is Going To Suck

When I was 7 months pregnant, my mother told me her biggest regret in life: that she had been a working mom. “If I had to do it all over again, I would have stayed home with you and your sister from the get-go,” she said. I was surprised by this admi…
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There's a Big Problem With The End Of 'Master Of None'

In the first season of Netflix's Master of None, Dev Shah is a consummate nice guy. He's particularly a good ally to women: He exposes a subway masturbator, he calls out a TV commercial director for casting women in stereotypically feminine roles (ev…
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This Is The Most Toxic Piece Of Advice In Ivanka Trump's Book

On the first week of my last job, my boss pulled me aside into a conference room to check in. Before the meeting ended, she told me that she'd heard some of our co-workers complain that they thought I was icy and standoffish. "I just wanted to let yo…
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Well-Meaning Men Are The True 'Handmaid's Tale' Villains

There's a certain breed of earnest heterosexual man whom most 20-something women have encountered at one point or another. He is unfailingly polite and unrelentingly earnest, refraining from weighing in on news stories due to his while male privilege…
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Ivanka Trump's "Cool Girl" Feminism Is Dangerous

On March 11, Saturday Night Live aired a commercial parody for a scent called "Complicit," featuring host Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka Trump. The ad featured Johansson walking into a party in a shimmering gown, as a voiceover narrator describes her: …
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