feminism
The Year in Review: “Unite with Love, Resist with Love,” and the evolution of a politically motivated painting. By Jonathan Machen.

The Year in Review: “Unite with Love, Resist with Love,” and the evolution of a politically motivated painting. By Jonathan Machen.

“Unite with Love is this man’s message to the political and religious conservatives of our time who deny women’s rights. It asserts that science is real and that all humans matter — all bodies matter, however they choose to live.”   Editors’ Note: Unite with Love, Resist with Love is a love letter full of pain, a politically...
Breaking News: Deborah Jiang-Stein honored at L'Oréal's "Women of Worth" event.

Breaking News: Deborah Jiang-Stein honored at L’Oréal’s “Women of Worth” event.

BROAD STREET congratulates–and celebrates–Deborah Jiang-Stein and her unPrison Project, a nonprofit championing causes related to women’s incarceration and helping them develop skills they’ll need upon release. Other organizations are paying attention too: Deborah just finished a round of lectures and other events at L’Oréal’s “Women of Worth” program in New York, where Arianna Huffington introduced her...
Weekend Reading:  "My Life in Pantyhose," from Writers on the Job.

Weekend Reading: “My Life in Pantyhose,” from Writers on the Job.

“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...

Flashback Video: Watch Mattel market their original dream girl–and a gun for the boys.

Slim figures (or not), pantsuits, beauty competitions, commerce, and grabbability have been in high focus during the 2016 presidential campaigns.   So maybe, in the spirit of seeing how far we’ve come and how we got here, it’s time to enjoy a video compilation of vintage Barbie and Ken commercials, plus a few more thoughts about little girls in...
From Our Pages: "Making Friends with Midge," on your best friend and Barbie's. By Susann Cokal.

From Our Pages: “Making Friends with Midge,” on your best friend and Barbie’s. By Susann Cokal.

This weekend spend some time with Midge, Barbie’s best friend. Besides being a literary critic, novelist, teacher, and Broad Street‘s editorial director, Susann Cokal is a lifelong scholar of all things Barbie, with several pieces published on the subject. In this essay, Cokal explores what it means to be a best friend through the medium of...