Stories by Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a staff writer for Salon and the author of "Gimme Shelter: My Three Years Searching for the American Dream." Follow her on Twitter: @embeedub.             subscribe to  Mary Elizabeth Williams's feed

Posted on: Nov 6, 2015, Source: Salon

After the latest mishap involving a bottle of Jägermeister, Fallon's legendary party lifestyle is under scrutiny.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2015, Source: Salon

The media's reaction to a viral 'whatever you do to my daughter, I do to you' photo shows how little we value girls.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2015, Source: Salon

Carrie Fisher's older and wiser character tells us maybe we're ready to let actresses age.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2015, Source: Salon

Raising the price of a drug 5000 percent has serious ramifications beyond gouging people's wallets.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2015, Source: Salon

A high school in Virginia banned the confederate flag from school grounds, but the students were having none of it.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2015, Source: Salon

If the plan was to fundraise, more platforms aren't going to play along.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2015, Source: Salon

Conservatives are insulting us all by saying she was jailed for #BeingChristian.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2015, Source: Salon

Enjoy the schadenfreude and gossip, if you must -- it's still powered by a despicable vigilante act.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2015, Source: Salon

A debate over the ethics of blocking heats up—but nobody needs an excuse.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2015, Source: Salon

Liz Kendall wasn't having it when a reporter for the Mail asked about her body.

Posted on: May 20, 2015, Source: Salon

A pastor compared gays to alcoholics, then went looking for hook-ups with guys online

Posted on: May 13, 2015, Source: Salon

Two recent university controversies have sparked discussion on just who can be racist and sexist.

Posted on: May 4, 2015, Source: Salon

If you're "friendly," you can't be bigoted, right?

Posted on: Apr 15, 2015, Source: Salon

A “free range” family fights back: “The police coerced our children into the back of a patrol car.”

Posted on: Apr 13, 2015, Source: Salon

As the 'Real Time' host and his ilk prove, you don’t need a religion to be in the business of spreading hate.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2015, Source: Salon

The late night host made an amazing, foul-mouthed video with the help of a few pediatricians.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2015, Source: Salon

Welcome to the era of orthorexia.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: Salon

When does "freedom" put other children at serious risk?

Posted on: Jan 23, 2015, Source: Salon

It's not your imagination — this was a bad week for women

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014, Source: Salon

Conservative sites are flipping out, but the pageant has a long pro-choice history.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2014, Source: Salon

No, it's not about "males with past child predator convictions."

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: Salon

Unless, of course, you breastfeed wearing haute couture and high heels.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2014, Source: Salon

J. Crew hits new low in vanity sizing insanity.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014, Source: Salon

The "huntress" faces a gross backlash -- but the problem isn't that she's female.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2014, Source: Salon

A mother is arrested for infant neglect after a hospital crisis that began with her veganism.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: Salon

Ladies, you can stop "swooning" now.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2014, Source: Salon

A scarred child gets help from a very unlikely source.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014, Source: Salon

New revelations of unauthorized vaccine trials, among other horrors.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2014, Source: Salon

There's just one more little tiny thing he could do.

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: Salon

The "stunning" blonde didn't make him hate women.

Posted on: May 15, 2014, Source: Salon

The joys of moderation -- and its radical potential.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014, Source: Salon

Silverstone joins Jenny McCarthy in dispensing dangerous anti-vaccine ignorance.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2014, Source: Salon

The 53-year-old actress strips down and talks sexism in Hollywood and beyond.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014, Source: Salon

A new study reveals the dangers of a low BMI.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2014, Source: Salon

How innovative programs are empowering girls, one period at a time.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014, Source: Salon

“You can’t just come in the neighborhood and start bogarting and say, like you’re motherfuckin’ Columbus and kill off the Native Americans."

Posted on: Feb 15, 2014, Source: Salon

An #unapologetic campaign has a lot to be sorry for.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2014, Source: Salon

Cecil Chao Sze-tsung has doubled his offer to $130 million to a fantasy son-in-law.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2014, Source: Salon

Cutting down on animal products has made a huge difference.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014, Source: Salon

A month after a controversial decision, a Washington school's leader steps down.