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: Dec 30, 2015, Source: Salon

The "Star Wars" actress puts her critics in their place with one delightfully vulgar tweet.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2015, Source: Salon

Too far? With an edgy, smart sketch about how men marry younger second wives? Shut up and sit down, Internet.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2015, Source: Salon

Let's applaud Fisher, who reprises her iconic role as Leia, for her commentary on ageism, sexism and fandom.

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.