Gender

It's Time to Fix the Very Pale, Very Male Boardroom
July 09, 2014

Despite the benefits of diverse leadership, boardrooms and C-suites are still lacking women and minorities. How do we fix it?

The Essay That Launched the Term "Mansplaining"
July 04, 2014

Rebecca Solnit's 'Men Explain Things to Me' explains this international scourge.

Paid Family Leave in America Is a Disgrace
July 01, 2014

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

Not So Fast, Ladies: Annual Pelvic Exams May Be Unnecessary, But You Still Need Pap Smears
July 01, 2014

Don't stop going to the gyno because clickbait headlines told you to.

For Me, Birth Control is Medicine First, Contraceptive Second
June 30, 2014

Issues other than sex rarely come up when we talk about birth control, but that is only part of the picture. 

The Hobby Lobby Decision Was a Victory for Women's Rights
June 30, 2014

It’s a clever resolution that none of the parties had asked for, but that is better than anything on the menu that the Court had before it.

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.

Why We Still Don't See Working Men as Fathers
June 23, 2014

The “Leave It To Beaver” days still haunt us. 

The History of Pain Is Racist, Sexist, and Classist
June 20, 2014

Speculation about the degree to which human beings and animals experienced pain has a long history.

‘Orphan Black’ Embodies the Female Gaze Better than Anything Else on Television
June 20, 2014

The clone thriller shows women fighting for control of their own bodies—and treating men like Bond girls.

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