My new favorite Tumblr blog, brought to you by high school classmate Emily Nemens, who will post a watercolor portrait of each female member of the 112th Congress — roughly 94 — until the elections in November.
As she puts it:
I want to both honor the breadth and diversity of women in power, but also bring attention to certain disconcerting characteristics that emerge when taken as a whole: the rainbow of power suits, the big hair, the gaudy jewelry and toothy smiles — and the idea that they collectively are only 17% of Congress.
Above: Rep Judith Borg Biggert — Republican.
what does your bow say about your beau? life magazine, 1944. (via)
“I think marriage is insurance for the worst years of your life. During your best years you don’t need a husband. You do need a man of course, and they are often cheaper emotionally and a lot more fun by the dozen.”
RIP Helen Gurley Brown, founder of COSMO
By Amanda Hess
Nora Ephron’s first job in New York was as a Newsweek “mail girl” in 1962. In her interview, she was asked why she wanted the position.
— “I want to be a writer,” she told the woman.
— “Women don’t write at Newsweek,” she was told.
“That was what it meant to be a girl then,” Ephron later told me.
(Photo via the NYT)
The always brilliant and wry Nora Ephron, in a 1996 Wellesley Commencement Speech, which is worth reading in its entirety.
WHY WOMEN STILL CAN’T HAVE IT ALL (The Atlantic)
The Guardian’s Sam Murphy, speaking out in opposition to the International Olympic Committee’s “gender verification” guidelines that would bar women with high testosterone levels from competing.
Planned Parenthood is excited to be launching our new Tumblr that’s all about sexual and reproductive health – bodies, birth control, relationship issues, “is it normal for this to do this?” type things. In the coming weeks and months we’ll be sharing what we know, answering questions, and just… tumblring.
We hope you like it! And we hope it helps.
Welcome to the neighborhood!
I love that the Barack Obama tumblr reblogged this.
Secretary of State Hillary closes the truly wonderful 2012 Women in the World Summit. Visit our site for complete coverage.
(photo via @DontSpkWhinese)
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking to a packed crowd at Lincoln Center in the closing remarks at Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Women in the World Summit.