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From left to right: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Haudenosaunee woman, Matilda Joslyn Gage Where did early suffragists ever get the idea that women should have the same rights as men? The answer may be in their own backyards—in the egalitarian society created by Native Americans "One day, a [Native American] woman gave away a fine quality horse.” The audience of women’s rights activists listened attentively as ethnographer Alice Fletcher addressed the first International Council of Women. The scene was Washington, D.C. The date was March 1888. “Will your husband...
ADELE'S NEW ALBUM, 25, IS FINALLY OUT and this morning, I woke up nice ‘n’ early to pay the queen my respects and a crisp $10.99. Spoiler alert: it was BEYOND worth it.  In fact, I suggest you pause your life, open your preferred Internet browser and buy that shit right now.  Because whatever you’re doing – working, walking to class, eating your first solid meal after seventeen days of juicing, pre-rolling your Thanksgiving pie crust, pairing your newly laundered your socks, reaching out to your...
It’s 11 a.m. and I can hear spanking. Somebody’s happy, I think to myself, then mentally pinpoint the floor (third), the bedroom (the sound designer’s), and the lover (his girlfriend). Curiosity quenched, I turn my mind back to writing. It’s morning at Hacienda Villa, and approximately 15 percent of the residents are fucking. I’m a founding member of this sex-positive intentional community, established in 2014 and housed in a gut-renovated brownstone in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The building was bought and restored by an investor and benefactor of...
The film Carol is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 1952 semi-autobiographical novel The Price of Salt. The story follows two women from very different worlds as they start an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. Sarah Paulson plays Abby Gerhard, the main character Carol’s best friend and ex-lover. Though the role is fairly small, the loyalty Abby exhibits to the friend she clearly still harbors deeper feelings for makes her a compelling and complicated character. The film was directed by Todd Haynes, the screenplay was written...
    Another day in the patriarchy! In an interview with CBS This Morning earlier this week, head of Apple Music Jimmy Iovine discussed how he came up with the idea for the recently aired Apple Music commercial, featuring Kerry Washington, Mary J. Blige, and Taraji P. Henson.     Iovine said that he was inspired to create the commercial because “women find it very difficult at times — some women — to find music.” Digging himself into an even deeper hole, he continued: “I just thought of a problem....