Stories by Vanessa Richmond

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Posted on: Oct 7, 2009, Source: The Tyee

What does it say when aging superstar models keep trying to emulate their far younger "sisters?"

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.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2009, Source: The Tyee

'The most taboo term in the English language'. What's its power?

Posted on: Aug 21, 2009, Source: The Tyee

Many women who invested in big busts are in deflationary mode.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

He's an outlaw. He can be cruel. And surprisingly, his part is written by women.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2009, Source: The Tyee

Naomi Wolf thinks so. But what would she be without the boobs and lips?

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?

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?

Posted on: Feb 22, 2009, Source: The Tyee

In these tough times, people are choosing fantasy, love and sex over reality.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2009, Source: The Tyee

Only if you have a litter, and happen to be poor and unfamous.

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.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2008, Source: The Tyee

Politics is hotter than porn, pretending to be dead is a good career move, and more.

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.