Gender

The Novel of Female Ambition Evolves
May 03, 2013

It’s been hard for critics to write about Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings and Claire Messud’s The Woman Upstairs without leaving fictional territory a

The Kermit Gosnell Effect
How his gruesome trial is helping anti-abortion legislation in far-away states
May 01, 2013

How an abortion doctor's gruesome trial is helping anti-abortion legislation in far-away states.

The Marriageable Men of Princeton
Invincible, a little bit drunk, and officially endorsed by a Princeton mom
May 01, 2013

Princeton Man on the prowl.

Let Them Eat Kebabs
Why Asma Al Assad is the perfect dictator’s wife for the twenty-first century
April 25, 2013

Why Asma Al Assad is the perfect dictator’s wife for the 21st century.

Why America Never Had Universal Child Care
In 1971, a national day-care bill almost became law. Therein lies a story.
April 24, 2013

Following The New Republic's recent blockbuster day-care story, a historian describes a 1971 effort to create a national child-care program–and the backlash that ensued. 

The Hell of American Day Care
An investigation into the barely regulated, unsafe business of looking after our children
April 15, 2013

An investigation into the barely regulated, unsafe business of looking after our children.

Home Ec.
The economic logic of the "new domesticity"
April 11, 2013

DIY culture provides a sense of control in an out-of-control economic environment.

The Way to A Man's Heart
The modern cookbook-memoir as find-a-husband guide
March 30, 2013

For these books, barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen is aspiration, not aspersion.

Fetal-Heartbeat Abortion Laws Are Dangerous Even If Judges Reject Them
March 28, 2013

The new laws in North Dakota and Arkansas aren't likely to stand. But they're shifting the conversation in a dangerous direction.

How to Close the Tech Industry's Gender Gap
March 28, 2013

It starts in the classroom.

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