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"My Life in Pantyhose," from Writers on the Job, by Susann Cokal.

“My Life in Pantyhose,” from Writers on the Job, by Susann Cokal.

  “I used to counsel young women never to do two things, or not to do them in conjunction: 1. learn to type; 2. buy pantyhose.” Could we talk to you about pantyhose? Or rather — could our editorial director, Susann Cokal, talk about them? Below, you’ll find the link to an essay about their storied past, their...
Pop Culture Pulse: Flashback for Election Season 2016 — gender, toys, and politics.

Pop Culture Pulse: Flashback for Election Season 2016 — gender, toys, and politics.

How we play says who we are … and how we vote. The first Barbie was sold in 1959. Pop culture has always reflected on and responded to gender and politics. And more than that — what we play with and how we play helps determine who we are. So what may seem like a happy little diversion in...