Margaret Wheeler Johnson
https://www.romper.com/
Margaret is BDG's Director of Features and Brand Initiatives. Previously, she was the managing editor of Bustle, then Romper, and founding editor of The Huffington Post’s Women’s section. She has also worked on the editorial staffs of Babble.com and Vogue. Originally from New Orleans, she lives in Manhattan with her wife and daughters.

It's Time To Nominate The Most Inspiring Rule Breaker You Know

We all know one: the person in our lives who doesn't seem phased by what other people think. They're happy, even determined, to do their wardrobe or career or relationship or lifestyle or activism their way, in the face of every instruction to the…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

The Best Bush/Rubio Debate Memes

During the third Republican Debate Tuesday night on CNBC, a question put to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio about the number of senate votes he has missed quickly turned into a fight between him and Jeb Bush. If you were watching, you understand how a…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Guess How Often The GOPers Mentioned Reagan

If you hold a Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Library with his Air Force One right behind the candidates, get ready for a lot of references to Ronald Reagan. But exactly how many times did the candidates mention Reagan during…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

The Worst Things They Said About Women

If the GOP is trying to attract female voters in 2016, that plan isn't going so well. Like they did when they first faced off on Aug. 6, the Republican candidates said terrible things about women at the second GOP debate Wednesday night, from Donald…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Terrified Of Pregnancy? Blame TV

Flip on the TV and you're likely to stumble across at least one reality show featuring a woman giving birth, getting pregnant, or bringing a baby home. There's TLC's A Baby Story, Discovery Health's Birth Day, and the always mind-boggling I Didn't…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Did Donald Give To All Of Them?

At the first 2015 GOP presidential debate Thursday night, Donald Trump stated that he had given money to all of the candidates on the Republican stage. Was that an accurate statement? Until 2010, Trump actually contributed mainly to Democratic…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

I Was Told My Lesbian Mom Is A "Deviant"

I was nearly 17 when I was first told my mother was a deviant. The summer already wasn’t off to an auspicious start. In the interest of further stuffing my pre-collegiate transcript, I had signed up for a weeklong program at American University that…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Ben Carson's Abortion Views Are Terrifying

When a Republican doctor runs for president, do you get a candidate more or less in favor of a woman's right to choose? On Monday, neurosurgeon Ben Carson announced that he's running for president at Detroit Music Hall, bringing with him a host of…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Here Are The Real Reasons Women Have C-Sections

When the Facebook group Disciples of the New Dawn recently put up a post shaming women who have c-sections, it was pretty obviously another instance of misogynist trolling from a group that may not even be real. Still, and unsurprisingly, women who…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

9 Goals Hillary's Announcement Video Makes Clear

When Hillary Clinton announced her 2016 presidential run Sunday with a Youtube video, it wasn't what many expected, and it goes a long way toward articulating what Clinton's goals are for her campaign. Only introducing the former Secretary of State…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Why Hillz May Want to Be Called Old

When the news broke Friday that Hillary Clinton will announce her 2016 presidential bid Sunday, Twitter filled with the sexist name-calling that has greeted Clinton throughout her time in the public eye. She’s ugly, fat, a lesbian, a combination…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

J.K. Rowling Proves Her Awesomeness One More Time

J.K. Rowling is bringing light to the lives of a specific population of American youth, and not just through the Harry Potter books. Thursday in New York City, Rowling announced the opening of a U.S. arm of Lumos, her nonprofit that works to get…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Meet the First Black GOP Woman in the House

The closely watched congressional race in Utah's 4th district was tight, but Mia Love prevailed in the end, and in a big way. Love has become the first black female Republican to serve House. She is also the first Haitian American to be elected to…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Exactly Who Won Midterms In Your State

The 2014 midterm elections were expected to be somewhere between a big snooze and a big cry fest — lots of incumbents running safe races for seats they've held for years, plus a GOP Senate takeover and an increased GOP majority in the House. All of…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

What You're Thinking Before & After Coffee

I used to think morning coffee was a delicious ritual at best, at worst an over-priced fuel without which I couldn't hope to produce, well, anything. But coffee is more than that. When I decided many months ago to take a break from this precious…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Why Confidence Is and Isn't About Your Thighs

I was recently at dinner with a group of friends and acquaintances when the conversation turned to a woman one of our male friends had stopped dating. (Neither he nor the recently jilted she was at dinner.) Almost everyone at the table, including a…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

5 Unforgettable Quotes From Her Books

Joan Rivers, the beloved comedian who died Thursday at the age of 81, was nothing if not industrious. The first woman to host her own late night talk show and the first female comedian to perform at Carnegie Hall, Rivers career included guest…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

A 4/20 Easter Means It's Time for Stoner Peeps

Last August, the U.S. Justice department announced it wouldn't challenge state laws legalizing marijuana. More states than ever have legalized or at least de-criminalized weed. And now Easter, a hallowed feast day for devout Catholics and major…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Mindy Kaling Doesn't Want to Talk About It Anymore

"It's challenging to get your own show, no matter what. It's just hard," said Mindy Kaling, answering for probably the millionth time the question of whether being a woman of color has made it more difficult to succeed. "I don't want to deny who I…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

This Pro-LGBT Sochi PSA Is Everything

Let's call the Olympics what they are and always have been: expensive, inspiring, dangerous, and a little bit gay. That's the message the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion attempted to communicate in a PSA released on YouTube Tuesday,…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson