Stories by Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a staff writer for Salon and the author of "Gimme Shelter: My Three Years Searching for the American Dream." Follow her on Twitter: @embeedub. subscribe to Mary Elizabeth Williams's feed

Posted on: May 14, 2017, Source: Salon

How do you face Mother's Day when your mother is an enigma?

Posted on: Dec 30, 2016, Source: Salon

The firestorm over a pair of crass Twitter tributes to Carrie Fisher has proven instructive.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2016, Source: Salon

When you're diagnosed with cancer, people give you books about it, like you have a new hobby. It's fine to say no.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2016, Source: Salon

Let's pace ourselves, America—overdosing on insanity is killing our spirit.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2016, Source: Salon

This statement to the judge at Brock Turner's sentencing is a stunning example of rape culture in action.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2016, Source: Salon

Women shouldn’t be embarrassed by—or shamed into—decisions of personal style.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2016, Source: Salon

At Washington screening of Michael Bay's Benghazi film, a man appearing drunk allegedly "fumbled with a gun."

Posted on: Jan 21, 2016, Source: Salon

While Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump, one reality TV star to another, things at home go very wrong.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2015, Source: Salon

Healthy eating habits are one thing, but a life out of balance—and without cake—can be harmful, too

Posted on: Jan 13, 2015, Source: Salon

The fast-food giant's latest commercial features its signs saying "Boston Strong" and "We remember 9/11."

Posted on: Jan 10, 2015, Source: Salon

From sidewalks to condoms, why do men think they need more room than they do?

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014, Source: Salon

The real problem is the constant intimidation of women on the Internet.

Posted on: May 3, 2014, Source: Salon

A report rules heroin factored in her death — just like her mother's.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014, Source: Salon

Her family says Sunnie Kahle ruffled feathers with her "tomboy" look.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014, Source: Salon

At TCS, God loves all of his children — unless you're gender non-conforming.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2014, Source: Salon

An eight-month old is "rescued" -- but what's the right treatment for someone so young?

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014, Source: Salon

We've been given some fantastic tools to help decide what stories get told, so we should use them to promote social justice.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2013, Source: Salon

Behold the moments that showed the feminist cause still has a long road to travel.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2013, Source: Salon

Winfrey disputes Diana Nyad's atheism—and she's the one who's wrong.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2013, Source: Salon

She didn't win a Nobel Prize Friday, but she attained a greater triumph.