Gender

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.

"Men's Rights" Activists Are Trying to Redefine the Meaning of Rape
February 26, 2014

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.

Sexual Assault at God's Harvard
Patrick Henry College was supposed to be a safe place. For these young women, it wasn't.
February 17, 2014

Patrick Henry College was supposed to be a safe place. For these young women, it wasn't.

It's (Still) Only Women Pols Who Get Judged on Their Family Life
February 17, 2014

The work-life balance of public women has always been fair game for criticism, and it's getting old.

The Gender Pay Gap Is Starkest at the Bottom and the Top. Just Ask General Motors' New CEO.
February 06, 2014

Why accusations that General Motors is short-shrifting its first female CEO hit a nerve.

Now You Can Spend $35.99 on 'Small Batch' Artisanal Toothpicks
January 29, 2014

How much would you spend on a toothpick soaked in scotch or rolled in sea salt?

There's No Such Thing as a "Real Man"
What Obama and Michael Grimm both get wrong about masculinity
January 29, 2014

What Obama and Michael Grimm both get wrong about masculinity.

Pubic Hair Grooming Injuries Have Quintupled
January 19, 2014

The Brazilian wax has been on its way out for a while. But what may be its final death throe comes, according to the Atlantic Wire, in the form of unshaved mannequins on display at American Apparel.

What Male Writers Don't Understand About Cyberstalking
January 16, 2014

Ross Douthat and Conor Friedersdorf write sympathetic columns but miss some key points.

Downton Abbey's Cheap Embrace of Rape as a Plot Device
Depictions of violence against women are all over highbrow TV. This was the worst example yet.
January 12, 2014

 After three years of forgotten plot twists and casually discarded characters, “Downton Abbey” has lost my trust in its ability to treat a storyline like this with anything approaching nuance. 

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