Gender

There Are 500 Identified Fetishes Out There. How They All Became Normal.
December 22, 2013

The real secret about perversion? It doesn't exist.

India Is Sitting on a Time-Bomb of Violence Against Women
December 22, 2013

The laws of demographics say violence against women in India will only get worse. Uh-oh.

Beyonce's New Album is a Feminist Manifesto
December 13, 2013

This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com. When the biggest pop star in the world (and there’s a good case for giving Beyoncé that title) turns out a whole album fully formed with no trails or teasers, the world pays attention.

Be Wary of Studies That Claim Men and Women's Brains Are Wired Differently
December 11, 2013

The Wall Street Journal reported this week on a spate of controversial new studies suggesting behavioral differences between men and women are due to “hard-wiring” in the brain.

Is Reading Necessarily a Hostile Experience for Young Women?
December 10, 2013

In 2007, several n+1 editors discussed books they’d read or wished they had read in college. The series of dialogues was published in a pamphlet called What We Should Have Known.

Germany Now Lets Parents Check "No Gender" on a Baby's Birth Certificate
November 01, 2013

Such legal acknowledgement of the existence of intersex conditions, which have been known about for all recorded history, comes surprisingly late. Germany is the first country in Europe, and only the second in the world after Australia, to pass such a law.

A New Exhibit Turns Post-War American Art Into a Boys' Club
October 30, 2013

With “See It Loud,” the National Academy has performed the rather extraordinary feat of turning a postwar movement in which women were every bit as prominent as men into a boy’s club with not a single girl in sight. 

Why Aren't There More Female Libertarians?
October 30, 2013

Close your eyes and picture a libertarian. Maybe Rand Paul’s grinning visage and satyr-like curls swim before your lids. Maybe you see that guy from college who hijacked a seminar on Madame Bovary by pontificating about laissez-faire economics.

How the "Crack Baby" Scare Armed the Pro-Life Cause
October 29, 2013

Alicia Beltran's case was dropped, but she's not dropping her fight for pregnant women's rights.

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