Gender

'Louie's Tiresome Portrayal of Women
This week's "fat girl speech" reveals one of the show's biggest problems
May 13, 2014

"Louie"'s 'fat girl speech' reveals one of the show's biggest problems

Honor Your Mother: Don't Watch That Patronizing Viral Ad
May 08, 2014

There’s a sad irony to the rampant valorization of motherhood by corporate America.

There's a Legal War Over the Definition of Rape
And Tiger Mom's husband has waded right into it
May 06, 2014

A Yale Law professor wades into a decades-long fight over what we mean when we say "rape."

Check Your Usage of "Check Your Privilege"
The phrase has become a weapon rather than a reminder
May 06, 2014

The phrase has become a weapon rather than a reminder.

Woman-Specific Financial Advice Guides Are a Crock
And they're a way of distracting from the real issue, too
May 02, 2014

Are women less savvy with money? No. They're more likely to disadvantaged by the economic system—something a spate of recent books ignores.

These Two Women Have Been to 17 Weddings and Interviewed 80 Bridesmaids
Here's what they learned about the wedding-industrial complex.
April 28, 2014

Here's what they learned about the wedding-industrial complex.

37 of 40 Straight British Men Have 'Cuddled' With Another Man
What we can learn from a new paper on homosociality in Britain
April 28, 2014

In a new peer-reviewed paper, a pair of English sociologists show that British men are surprisingly comfortable touching teach other.

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.

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