Jill has been blogging for Feministe since 2005.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: When all of our favorite organizations need money, and if you have it, you can give. One of my favorites is Women, Action & Media, and they’re doing their big fundraiser right now. But they don’t just want your money — they want to give you things for your money. So check out their auction. A set visit with Melissa Harris-Perry? An apartment in Istanbul for a getaway? Feminist Ryan Gosling cross-stitch? A specialized GIF made by Ann Friedman? VIP tickets to the Colbert Report? All of this and more could be yours. Bid now....read more
Women are more likely to regret casual sexual encounters than men. Is that because women are evolutionarily predisposed to feel shame after sex? A team of UCLA evolutionary psychologists says yes. I say no:...read more
For U.S. readers who had a long weekend, welcome back to the grind. For everyone else — those who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, those who don’t get holidays off — welcome back as well. To start your Monday, here’s a piece on raising the minimum wage, which we absolutely need to do....read more
The Supreme Court of the United States will hear two cases about the Affordable Care Act, brought by businesses who claim their religious freedom is violated by the mandate to cover contraception. I’m writing about it in the Guardian this week:...read more
The ACLU released a report on life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, and the shocking numbers of inmates who are incarcerated for the rest of their lives with no hope of getting out — for committing non-violent crimes, usually drug-related. There are money interests in keeping people incarcerated, but there are also cultural and psychological ones. Long sentences are entrenched in the law through mandatory minimums, but they’re also seeded in our national psyche as “normal”:...read more
It’s my dream: I got to write about a Dear Prudence column in the Guardian. This week it’s about a mom who wrote in to Prudence concerned that her husband freaks out when their son wears mom’s ballet flats, and expands into the way we gender our kids from birth:...read more
This week in Slate’s Dear Prudence: A woman who works full-time while her husband does not, yet is still charged with doing half of the domestic work:...read more