Stories by Courtney E. Martin

Courtney E. Martin is a writer, teacher, and speaker living in Brooklyn. She is also the author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women and Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists. You can read more about her work at subscribe to Courtney E. Martin's feed

Posted on: May 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

You were right about many things, but feminism doesn't have to be either sappy or serious.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

While overachieving girls are knocking on the front doors of America's best colleges, admission officers are letting their slacker brothers slip in the back door.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

America is allegedly in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but our obsession with weight is the real disease.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2005, Source: Women's eNews

One of America's oldest domestic violence shelters has opened a gender-neutral search for a new director -- and hired a man in the interim. Some feminists are far from happy.