New York Magazine’s Lisa Miller, Cosmopolitan’s Joanna Coles and Debora Spar of Barnard College speak about Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s “lean in” argument, and how it differs from a new “lean out” trend seen among some women.
This Is (and Is Not) the ‘Retro Wife’ The Atlantic Wire, Mar 21, 2013 The reactions to New York magazine’s recent “Feminist Housewife” piece by Lisa Miller should surprise no one. They are as wide and varied as are the ways in … ‘Feminist Housewife’ Writer Lisa Miller Is Trying to Make ‘Lean Out … […]
On March 20th, Norah O’Donnell, Gayle King and Charlie Rose host a roundtable featuring New York Magazine’s Lisa Miller, Cosmopolitan’s Joanna Coles and Debora Spar of Barnard College speaking out about Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s “lean in” argument, and how it differs from a new “lean out” trend seen among some women.
When Kelly Makino was a little girl, she loved to go orienteering — to explore the wilderness near her rural Pennsylvania home, finding her way back with a compass and a map — and the future she imagined for herself was equally adventuresome. Until she was about 16, she wanted to be a CIA operative, […]
Hold on, everyone who presumes that by banning telecommuting, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is anti-feminist, taking aim at hardworking mothers not just at the tech company but around the globe. Take a deep breath, Salon, Cosmo, Technorati, and the Jane Dough’s Meredith Lepore, who complained on the heels of Yahoo!’s announcement Wednesday that “until everyone […]
Unwelcome turns. An upbeat e-mail arrived this week from my friends at Zipcar, and it made me so sad. “Add a damage fee waiver for smooth sailing, Lisa,” it said. “Be prepared and enjoy the ride.” Zipcar, launched in 2000 to transform a maddening industry, was selling me collision insurance I probably don’t need. It […]
>Watching Hillary Clinton testify before Congress yesterday, in what will probably be her last big act as secretary of State, all I could think was, The woman is bulletproof. After more than two decades in the public eye, she comes across — at long last — as a powerful, authentic, and authoritative leader, not some […]
New York’s public-school principals have generally felt it their duty to protect, not strain, relations between their schools and the DOE bosses at Tweed. Accordingly, principals have mostly not been among the critics of the system’s growing emphasis on standardized testing. But this year, a small group of them began to speak out. Among the […]
The new domestic ideal owes more than a little to the fading moguls. Apart from their plainest similarities—you can count the living women’s-media tycoons who are also lifestyle icons on two fingers—Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey would seem to come from different planets. One is blonde, thin, tall, chilly, exacting. The other is brown, sometimes […]
Five hours before the presidential debate on Tuesday, the celebrity avatar known as @PaulRyanGosling was unceremoniously shut down. “We have received a valid report that your account is engaged in non-parody impersonation,” wrote Edward Mayfair from Twitter HQ. The suspension was ill-timed, and not just because the debate was the perfect venue for the feed’s […]