Blaming the "Lean In" author for capitalism or competitive parenting is another way of letting the guys off the hook
The Men’s Rights Movement has agitated on things like child custody. Now its creepy online attacks have a new focus: the definition and treatment of sexual assault.
The work-life balance of public women has always been fair game for criticism, and it's getting old.
Try the following thought experiment: Chris Christie, or Sarah Palin, or Andrew Cuomo is asked by a friend about sexual harassment allegations against a powerful Senator. Christie, or Palin, or Cuomo responds that he or she is tired of all these whiny women. Now imagine the friend's records are released. What would be the reaction in the media and among feminist organizations? It is inconceivable that there would not be an uproar, a forced apology, and some articles about how this will hurt the prospective candidate with women, and endanger his or her presidential hopes.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen certainly leaned in—made it harder for other women to do the same.
He went from bete noire to laureate. Why'd we lose track of his flaws?
In the 1990s, Philip Roth drifted from bête noire to laureate. Why'd we lose track of his flaws?
All this wrangling over their feminist credentials is just a lot of noise.
One chain says its competitors charge women more than men
ZIPS says its competitors charge women more than men.
This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com. When the biggest pop star in the world (and there’s a good case for giving Beyoncé that title) turns out a whole album fully formed with no trails or teasers, the world pays attention.
In Sunday’s paper, The New York Times reported on a rising phenomenon: Powerful female financial executives who are abetted by husbands willing to “stay at home” and be the primary caretakers of the couples’ children. “These bankers make up a small but rapidly expanding group, benefiting from what they call a direct link between their ability to achieve and their husbands’ willingness to handle domestic duties,” report Jodi Kantor and Jessica Silver-Greenberg.