Culture & Society

It's not uncommon to see female presidents, CEOs, and judges (okay, well, it's sort of sometimes happens) on TV now. But there was a time when a woman even having a job on TV was revolutionary. Check out this list to see how things have changed in the last four decades.

When she was a little girl, Ellie Cachette learned her father had AIDS. So did a famous tennis player - and he too had a daughter the same age. Her whole life, Cachette has felt a kinship to the girl and hopes to meet her one day.
Your purse tells the world who you are. It's your home away from home, and portable office that needs to hold everything from tampons to tasters. So why not try the newest styles complete with three kinds of pockets, a zippered bottom and parachute?

Pink used to be just another color - before girlishness and femininity was thrust upon it. An exhibit in Boston traces the history of the color and its meaning over the years. And yes, men can wear pink.

If you're missing Downton Abby, don't despair. PBS has two other Sunday night offerings that might make you feel better. They're both period pieces and they both feature actresses with English accents.

New York-based photographer and artist Ashley Kolodner has been doing a series called GayFace featuring people with their eyes wide open--and then shut. The project aims to communicate the diversity of the
LGBTQ community.

Advertising messages are full of stereotypes - for both women and men. Many commercials and ads create a very negative picture of masculinity. Men are taught not to express their emotions, to be dishonest, and to remain isolated from others.