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: 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:

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:

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.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2014, Source: Salon

The actress gets sh*t for 'appearing in public while not thin.' But she gets the last laugh.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013, Source: Salon

A Florida student writes about injustices committed "In the Name of Religion"

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: Salon

A new study says more women are going natural, and the media is completely shocked about it.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source: Salon

Headlines declare the practice risky -- so why does the data say otherwise?

Posted on: Sep 10, 2013, Source: Salon

A freshman week chant shows how deep rape culture goes.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2013, Source: Salon

One Atheist couple is challenging the "under God" portion — but let's throw the whole strange ritual out.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2013, Source: Salon

A judge calls a 13-year-old a predator, a rape "prevention" campaign targets women. The victim-blaming continues.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2013, Source: Salon

The 'warrior mother' is pretty, funny and divisive. Great. She also spouts dangerous, anti-scientific ignorance.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: Salon

We assume men just want to have sex as early as possible. But the truth is more complex

Posted on: Jun 17, 2013, Source: Salon

Society still has a long way to go.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2013, Source: Salon

Just because you’re in the right doesn’t mean you have to be a jerk about it.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2013, Source: Salon

He says oral sex caused his illness -- but what's the whole story?

Posted on: May 30, 2013, Source: Salon

El Salvador's strict abortion laws mean a woman's likely to die. Laws in other countries, and here, aren't all that much better.

Posted on: May 28, 2013, Source: Salon

When will rape apologists stop saying things like this?

Posted on: May 23, 2013, Source: Salon

It's not about being right, it's about being loving, the unusually tolerant Pontiff tells his flock.