Rebecca Traister
Senior Editor

Why Are There No Female Sheldon Adelsons?
The real reasons for the absence of free-spending women political donors
July 23, 2014

The real reasons for the absence of free-spending women political donors.

I Don't Care If You Like It
Women are tired of being judged by the Esquire metric
July 16, 2014

Women are tired of being judged by the Esquire metric.

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became the Most Popular Woman on the Internet
Web culture's revolutionary celebration of powerful female leaders
July 10, 2014

How web culture learned to celebrate powerful female politicians.

Paid Family Leave in America Is a Disgrace
But that might finally change
July 01, 2014

The state of family leave in this country is abysmal. But we are making progress. 

A Woman Should Run for President Against Hillary Clinton. Or Many Women.
June 25, 2014

For the very first time, there are four Democratic women who could plausibly run for president—and three of them are disqualifying themselves, on behalf of Hillary.

The Lonely Life of an Outlaw's Daughter
Making sense of a childhood filled with violence
June 25, 2014

Maria Venegas’s debut book is a stunning mash-up of genres and themes—part personal memoir, part non-fiction account of a father’s violent life as a gun-slinging criminal.

Hillary Clinton's Memoir Isn't Terrible at All. It's Fun and Even a Little Weird.
June 11, 2014

Sure, it's carefully packaged and unsurprising. But Hard Choices is also, like Clinton herself, workmanlike and funnyish.

The Slenderman Stabbing Shows Girls Will Be Girls, Too
Adolescent angst and violence are not the exclusive domain of boys
June 04, 2014

We need to move beyond the (hetero)sexual framework we’ve come to accept as the defining norm of adolescence.

Feminists Killed Home Ec. Now They Should Bring It Back—for Boys and Girls.
May 28, 2014

Let's reboot it, tweak it, and teach it to BOTH genders.

Jill Abramson's Firing Was About Gender. And Also Not About Gender.
Why we always ask the wrong questions about sexism
May 22, 2014

And so did her hiring, as well as most other parts of her tenure. Why we always ask the wrong question about sexism.

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