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I accidentally became a housewife. This piece originally appeared on DAME.

I accidentally became a housewife

I never thought it would happen to me. After all, I grew up in the heyday of second-wave feminism, raised by parents who encouraged me to think of myself as equally entitled to anything boys got—I even received a Tonka truck for my fourth birthday (though when my father accidentally backed over it in our driveway it was never replaced). My earliest career ambition was to be an archeologist. Later, I decided I would be a doctor. No, a lawyer. Sure, an air of casual sexism still hung around, Free to Be You and Me notwithstanding. More from DAME: “I Don’t Want to Be the Town’s Token Black Family” I had seen what some feminists thought of housewives. “Why, Bill! My mother’s own feminism, which she was working to pass along to me, was no defense against the other woman’s judgment. Like Schlafly, I write for a living. The evidence is all around me: Although I make money with my writing, it’s a tiny fraction of what my husband makes.

Lady - Yankin (Prod. by WMGI/BC) Lucille bogan - shave 'em dry (1935) Michelle Obama's 'Jeopardy!' look incites 'bald' buzz. No More Gender Prejudices! Terry Richardson Is a Predatory Artist. In a 7,400-word epic feature in New York magazine, Benjamin Wallace asks: “Is Terry Richardson an Artist or a Predator?”

Terry Richardson Is a Predatory Artist

This is a curious false dichotomy—I confess I’ve never seen the appeal of Richardson’s work (“It’s just a girl shot with harsh lighting on a white background, BUT I came on her face!”) , but it is of course possible to be both. More importantly, the question of whether someone is an artist is a matter of opinion and taste. The question of whether he’s a predator seems like it should come down to fact. But Wallace treats that question as a matter of opinion, too.

Terry Richardson, for those of you who have been lucky enough to miss all this, is a well-known fashion and celebrity photographer. Richardson doesn’t bother to deny that he often sheds his clothes during shoots (he’s just trying to make the girls feel comfortable!) Disney Princess Art.

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#YesAllWomen Trends On Twitter In Wake Of Isla Vista Shooting. Beyond the anger, beyond the outpouring of grief for the victims and beyond the calls for something to help stop the madness of mass shootings, Friday's killing spree in Isla Vista, Calif., has provoked one more reaction.

#YesAllWomen Trends On Twitter In Wake Of Isla Vista Shooting

It's a call to end misogyny, inequality and violence against women -- and an end to lumping all women together, as suspected gunman Elliot Rodger did in his angry YouTube videos. "You girls have never been attracted to me," Rodger said in one of the rants. "I don't know why you girls aren't attracted to me but I will punish you all for it. " Under the hashtag #YesAllWomen, women have been sharing stories of what they've had to put up with, from discrimination to sexual assault, while pointing out the many ways misogyny has become almost acceptable. Here's one example: The hashtag plays off the "not all men" argument (and meme) often used to counter some feminist beliefs and accusations.

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" But Natalia Leite and Alexandra Roxo were convinced it was a solution to their financial roadblocks, so they ran away from Brooklyn t… Men Who Rock II - Features. Joe Axler When he's onstage, metal sex kitten Joe Axler (aka Joe Grindo) is in control—powering through complicated drum solos and validating his sexy masculinity with undeniable Meg White–esque appeal.

Men Who Rock II - Features

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