Gender

Finally, an Academic Text Devoted to '50 Shades of Grey'
May 19, 2014

What happens when a very smart scholar tries to find meaning in a very dumb book

Jill Abramson's Firing Shows the Insidious New Way Sexism Happens in the Modern Workplace
May 16, 2014

This is what makes today’s sexism so tricky: It’s about feelings and impressions created by women’s behavior, not red lines drawn between men and women. 

Women Get Interrupted More—Even By Other Women
May 14, 2014

Average interruptions in a man-to-man conversation: one. Average interuptions in a man-to-woman conversation: 2.6.

'Louie's Tiresome Portrayal of Women
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
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"
May 06, 2014

The phrase has become a weapon rather than a reminder.

Woman-Specific Financial Advice Guides Are a Crock
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
April 28, 2014

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

37 of 40 Straight British Men Have 'Cuddled' With Another Man
April 28, 2014

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

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