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Today is Courtney Martin’s last day at Feministing. I’m sad to see her go, but very excited to see what she’ll do next. Courtney has long been one of my favorite writers on and off the internet — and what she does, I think better than almost anyone else, is write with a compassion, openness […]...read more
Why is it TMI and uncouth for a woman to say she got HPV from her husband? Would it be equally TMI for her to admit that she got, say, chicken pox from him? I ask because Ayelet Waldman posted a few tweets today about HPV, in the aftermath of Michele Bachmann whining that HPV […]...read more
Pretty people finish first — that’s a well-documented phenomenon. Folks who fall outside of cultural beauty norms — who are fatter or not white or less white or older or whatever else — make less money over their lifetimes. Economics professor Daniel S. Hamermesh suggests that people who are discriminated against because of their looks […]...read more