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Vanessa Richmond is an AlterNet contributing writer.
Bare Naked ... Not So Young ... Ladies
Posted on: Oct 7, 2009, Source: The Tyee
What does it say when aging superstar models keep trying to emulate their far younger "sisters?"
I'm a Feminist But I Do All the Housework: What's Up With That?
Posted on: Sep 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet
By and large, women do far more housework than men and are better at it. It's creating a dirty situation.
Do You Use the Dirty C*** Word?
Posted on: Sep 2, 2009, Source: The Tyee
'The most taboo term in the English language'. What's its power?
Why Breast Implants Are Deflating Along with the Economy
Posted on: Aug 21, 2009, Source: The Tyee
Many women who invested in big busts are in deflationary mode.
'Mad Men's' Don Draper: TV's Latest Sex Icon
Posted on: Aug 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet
He's an outlaw. He can be cruel. And surprisingly, his part is written by women.
"Kids Are a Pain in the Ass": 40 Reasons to Abstain from Having Children
Posted on: Aug 6, 2009, Source: The Tyee
People who don't have kids have more sex, more career success and a far smaller environment footprint than people who do.
'I'm Pretty. You're Ugly. Buy This' -- Why Fashion Magazines Are on the Decline
Posted on: Jul 29, 2009, Source: The Tyee
Fashion glossies are about making their readers feel bad. Are women tired of their prettier-than-thou bullying?
Million-Dollar Baby: How Much Would You Pay for a Baby If You Couldn't Have One?
Posted on: Jul 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Is there a fairer way to compensate surrogate mothers? Too often, surrogacy is about a wealthy couple hiring poor a woman to breed for them.
How Angelina, Bono, Gisele and Madonna Are Destroying the Planet
Posted on: Jul 16, 2009, Source: The Tyee
The carbon emissions of Bono's band's world tour are equivalent to the waste created by 6,500 average British or Irish people in an entire year.
Michael Jackson Memorial Breaks All Known Records for "Obitutainment"
Posted on: Jul 12, 2009, Source: The Tyee
Famous in analog. Mourned in digital. In death the King of Pop inspired the greatest online eulogy in human history.
How to Make Marriage More Than an Arrangement of Loveless, Sexless, Domestic Drudgery
Posted on: Jul 9, 2009, Source: The Tyee
Marriage was designed way back when life expectancy was a couple of decades. Now that we live so much longer, does it make any sense?
Why Are People Obsessed with Their Kids?
Posted on: Jun 28, 2009, Source: The Tyee
Our current interest in children and parenting is neither normal nor historical. Nor is it very healthy for kids, parents and society at large.
Is Angelina Jolie the Next Feminist Icon?
Posted on: Jun 10, 2009, Source: The Tyee
Naomi Wolf thinks so. But what would she be without the boobs and lips?
Note to Nervous Would-Be Dads: Having Kids Doesn't Look 'Gay'
Posted on: Apr 26, 2009, Source: The Tyee
What is it with those men on cusp of middle age who see their masculine identity threatened by the act of fathering a child?
No Baby for Old Men?
Posted on: Apr 10, 2009, Source: The Tyee
If men's biological clocks tick just as loudly as women's, does it mean we're closer to equality?
Ratings for Reality Are Down -- Love and Sex Storm Back on TV
Posted on: Feb 22, 2009, Source: The Tyee
In these tough times, people are choosing fantasy, love and sex over reality.
Is Breeding a Sin?
Posted on: Feb 12, 2009, Source: The Tyee
Only if you have a litter, and happen to be poor and unfamous.
Bonobo Sex and 'Ladyboners': Is Women's Desire Really that Confusing?
Posted on: Feb 3, 2009, Source: The Tyee
Current research seems to consider men's arousal to be straightforward, while women's is presented as weird and abnormal.
Seven Things I Learned from Pop Culture in 2008
Posted on: Dec 22, 2008, Source: The Tyee
Politics is hotter than porn, pretending to be dead is a good career move, and more.
Does the Sinking Economy Spell the Doom of Big, Fat Weddings?
Posted on: Dec 18, 2008, Source: The Tyee
The average U.S. wedding costs $30,000 -- in today's economic climate, eloping is looking better and better.
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