Rebecca Traister
Senior Editor

There's Nothing Inevitable About Hillary
April 12, 2015

It’s a terrifying thing, living through history. So here goes nothing. And everything.

Why Women Can’t Break Free from the Parent Trap
More women than ever are having babies at the peak of their careers. When will we stop punishing them for it?
February 02, 2015

This is what it’s like to be pregnant at work

Rolling Stone's UVA Rape Story Has Problems, But Don't Let Them Obscure the Appalling Truth
December 02, 2014

Critics are already seizing them to deny campus rapes. 

This Is What Power Looks Like
The past few weeks have been a depressing lesson in how to get away with bad behavior
November 25, 2014

The past few weeks have been a depressing lesson in how to get away with wrongdoing.

No One Wanted to Talk About Bill Cosby's Alleged Crimes Because He Made White America Feel Good About Race
November 19, 2014

While the rapes were allegedly happening, he was telling white America the story it wanted to hear about itself.

Let's Just Say It: Women Matter More Than Fetuses Do
November 11, 2014

Abortion isn't about fetuses. It's about women. Time to change the conversation.

Hey, Single Ladies: Vote. Control Over Your Body Depends on It.
November 04, 2014

It's not about who wins. It's about who shows up at the polls.

How Female Comedians Went from Self-Hating to the Self-Help Shelf
Amy Poehler's new book is the latest in a boomlet of you-go-girl guides
October 29, 2014

Her new book is self-help—and it's fabulous

Freaking Out Over Facebook's Egg Freezing Is Just Another Way to Police Women's Choices
October 22, 2014

Isn’t this what we want more companies—and, even more, the federal government—to do?

Men Have Depended on the Government for Centuries—So Why Shouldn't Women Do the Same?
October 08, 2014

The new reality: Women without husbands decide elections.