Chelsea Samelson

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Should Women Take Their Husband's Last Name?

When it comes to gender norms in America, the times they are a changin’. One of the signs of this is the decline in the number of women changing their names after marriage. Recent surveys suggest that thirty percent of married American women...

Latest Millennial Dream Job? Farming

On Thanksgiving Day, while America ate its biggest, most famous meal of the year, The Washington Post wrote about something for which everyone ought to be thankful: more millennials are taking up farming. That’s right: For the first time in a...

Going Topless is 'Empowering'?

A federal court this week ruled that women's boobs are not free speech. The ruling is important because breasts have become a form of expression and revealing them a bit of a trend. Scout Willis strolled topless around New York City and Kendall...

Organizing a “SlutWalk” Doesn’t Mean You’re Empowered

Ladies and gentlemen, mark your calendars—Amber Rose just announced she’ll be organizing yet another “SlutWalk” this fall in downtown Los Angeles. Not familiar with Amber Rose? She’s a stripper turned dancer-model-actress who was propelled to...

When You Tell a Woman to Keep Her Clothes On, Are You Slut-Shaming?

In case you missed it amidst the chaos of the upcoming presidential election, there’s an equally epic war raging on social media about naked photos, slut shaming, and feminism. Kim Kardashian keeps putting on a Twitter strip show, posting fully or...