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: Feb 21, 2017, Source: Salon

Author Carol Howard Merritt on reclaiming Christianity.

Posted on: Jan 1, 2017, Source: Salon

In a very bad year, thank heaven for very good women.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2016, Source: Salon

After fat-shaming Alicia Machado, Trump moves on to slut-shaming her, with an assist from Newt Gingrich.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2016, Source: Salon

On behalf of cheater Donald Trump, the former NYC mayor says Clinton was "stupid" for standing by Bill.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2016, Source: Salon

Why is it surprising that the presidential candidate kept working even while ill? Women do it every day.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2016, Source: Salon

A new study suggests that "baby simulator" programs are actually encouraging girls to have babies.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2016, Source: Salon

No, white people, you don't get to say the N-word—a lesson Karlie Hay should have learned earlier in life.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2016, Source: Salon

Who cares about the sport when you might get a glimpse of a female torso?

Posted on: Jun 30, 2016, Source: Salon

Nearly a year after his viral tirade, former UConn student Luke Gatti is still struggling with his demons.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2016, Source: Salon

An Australian man pleads guilty after finding himself shocked to be charged after issuing rape threats online.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2016, Source: Salon

A debate over the death of a Cincinnati Zoo gorilla after a child enters its enclosure goes nuclear.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2016, Source: Salon

But until then, Oklahoma law still doesn't recognize it as possible to give oral sex against your will if you're intoxicated.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2016, Source: Salon

Take that, juice cleanses! This fast-food monster is banking on election-year anger ruling our stomachs, too.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2016, Source: Salon

Sarandon joins Louis C.K. in being just fine with a possible GOP win that would put the less-privileged in jeopardy.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2016, Source: Salon

Cruz is the worst! But attacks on his private life also contribute to a toxic culture around sex and privacy.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2016, Source: Salon

Everyone knew Gabrielle wasn't just Xena's sidekick, but the new show will "fully explore" their couplehood.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2015, Source: Salon

The "Star Wars" actress puts her critics in their place with one delightfully vulgar tweet.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2015, Source: Salon

Too far? With an edgy, smart sketch about how men marry younger second wives? Shut up and sit down, Internet.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2015, Source: Salon

Let's applaud Fisher, who reprises her iconic role as Leia, for her commentary on ageism, sexism and fandom.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2015, Source: Salon

After the latest mishap involving a bottle of Jägermeister, Fallon's legendary party lifestyle is under scrutiny.