Gender

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. 

How to Talk to a 'Brocialist'
January 08, 2014

Meet the leftist man with a giant blind spot when it comes to women.

Kiefer Sutherland and Ray Liotta Are the New Most Interesting Men in the World?
Liquor ads in the age of the "gentleman" spokesman
January 06, 2014

Does every liquor really need its own "gentleman" spokesman?

Stop Calling Every Female Star a Feminist
January 06, 2014

All this wrangling over their feminist credentials is just a lot of noise.

Stop Fawning Over Pope Francis at the Expense of Women and Gay Rights
December 29, 2013

It's time for some perspective on papal hype

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.

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