Government Shouldn’t Require Stay-At-Home Moms To Work

by Karin Agness

Stay-at-home moms of school-aged children should be required to work.

That is what Sarrah Le Marquand, the editor-in-chief of Stellar magazine and the founding editor of RendezView, writes in The Daily Telegraph with the headline, It should be illegal to be a stay-at-home mum.

She argues: “Rather than wail about the supposed liberation in a woman’s right to choose to shun paid employment, we should make it a legal requirement that all parents of children of school-age or older are gainfully employed.”

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Why I Won’t Be Striking On March 8

by Karin Agness

Expect to see fewer women in the workplace on Wednesday. The Women’s March, the group that organized the January 21 protests, has called for a national boycott of “paid and unpaid labor.” Women who don’t strike are encouraged to wear red. Participants are told to avoid shopping, except for small businesses owned by women or minorities. Organizers are billing this effort as, “A Day Without A Woman.”

I am one of the millions of women who won’t be striking, or wearing red for that matter.

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The Search for Gentlemen on Valentine’s Day

by Karin Agness

McDonald’s is not the only fast food chain offering toys in their meals. Burger King restaurants in Israel are giving away an “adult toy” in a special Valentine’s Day meal tonight. Consumers will find a feather duster, head massager, or blindfold among their Whoppers and French fries. The marketing campaign seems to be trying to appeal to the same crowd that is rushing to theaters to watch the latest installment in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker, which opened this week.

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Why Women Shouldn’t Try To Make The Future Female

by Karin Agness

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is back with a message for women and all Americans. In her first post-inauguration statement for “the glass ceiling breakers of the future,” she said,

Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that yes, the future is female. Just look at the amazing energy we saw last month as women organized a march that galvanized millions of people all over our country and across the world.

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Audi’s Misleading Super Bowl Message To Young Girls

by Karin Agness

For many of the millions of Americans who will watch the Super Bowl, the entertainment is as much about the commercials as the football. Our collective memories of notable Super Bowl ads, from Apple’s 1984 introduction of the Macintosh to Budweiser’s frogs, often last longer than the highlights of the games themselves.

As more Americans cut the cord with TV, and turn to commercial-free viewing options like Netflix, the Super Bowl provides a once-a-year occasion to grab the nation’s attention, raising the stakes for advertisers.

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Want to Empower Teen Girls? Stop Feeding Them Partisan Nonsense

by Karin Agness

The latest issue of Teen Vogue is full of content typically found in women’s magazines—beauty tips, the latest fashion trends, celebrity interviews. But the Teen Vogue website includes some additional content that seems out of place among the advice on lipstick: a “scorched-earth op-ed” with the headline, “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America.” In the piece, Teen Vogue Weekend Editor Lauren Duca writes that Trump’s “rise to power has awakened a force of bigotry by condoning and encouraging hatred, but also by normalizing deception.”

She goes on to explain that “gas lighting” is “a buzzy name for a terrifying strategy currently being used to weaken and blind the American electorate.”

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The 10 Most Ridiculous College Protests Of 2016

by Karin Agness

As we close the book on 2016, it’s time to look back on the year on American college campuses. It was another year filled with protests, many fueled by Republican Donald Trump’s victory. Here are the top ten most ridiculous college protests of 2016:

10. Cornell Students Hold A Post-election “Cry in”

Cornellians held a “cry in” over hot chocolate to “mourn” Trump’s victory on campus. The Cornell Daily Sun reports that students, “sat in a circle to share stories and console each other, organizers encouraging attendees to gather closer together and ‘include each other.’” Additionally, students signed posters in protest.

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Lena Dunham’s Worst Year

by Karin Agness

Actress Lena Dunham revealed in her podcast, Women Of The Hour, that she was asked to share her abortion story during a visit to a Planned Parenthood in Texas a few years ago. Dunham, who is quick to put intimate details of her life on full display, for once found herself lacking for a story and she regretted it. She said, “Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”

She retreated quickly, apologizing on Instagram for her “distasteful joke” and blaming it on the “‘delusional girl’ personal” she often takes on.

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