Gender

New Campus Sexual Assault Legislation Is Not Enough to Prevent Another Florida State Scandal
April 18, 2014

The front-page New York Times story was horrifyingly familiar. A college student allegedly raped by a sports star. A police department whose investigation was suspiciously perfunctory.

'They Grab You...But It's Okay'
How girls learn that rape is normal
April 15, 2014

A new study shows how teens learn to rationalize sexual violence.

The National Women's History Museum Needs to Focus on Getting a Museum Built
A CEO responds: It's unfair to prejudge a museum that doesn't exist—yet
April 09, 2014

The CEO of the organization building a women's history museum on the Mall responds to critics

From the Stacks: “Virginia Woolf on Women”
December 18, 1929
April 08, 2014

Terse, exacting, and unflinching, Louise Bogan was one of the best-known poets of the first half of the twentieth century, as well as a prolific literary critic—The New Yorker’s on-staff poetry reviewer for 38 years and a regular contributor to The N

Anthony Lane's Scarlett Johansson Profile Turns The New Yorker into a Men's Magazine
March 19, 2014

The celebrity profile reaches a new nadir in this week's New Yorker.

The World's Greatest Feminist Fishmonger
March 11, 2014

The Sturgeon Queens profiles the smoked fish and appetizing emporium, Russ & Daughters. 

Children’s Books Still Promote Gender Stereotypes
March 07, 2014

Why do we give books to children? Common answers to that question involve the use of words like “expand”, “open” or “broaden”, followed by “minds”, “hearts”, “horizons” or “imaginations”.

"I Think Jeffrey Tambor's Got a Kind of Gender-Queerness"
The Creator of 'Transparent' Talks Amazon, Family Secrets, and TV Sexism
March 07, 2014

The creator of Amazon's "Transparent" talks about Jeffrey Tambor's feminine side, watching the Oscars, and the trouble with True Detective.

Claire McCaskill Defends Her Controversial Stance on Military Sexual Assault
March 06, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill on the gender politics of squaring off against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, her days as a sex crimes prosecutor, and why she believes her bill will work.

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