Gender

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.

New Campus Sexual Assault Legislation Is Not Enough to Prevent Another Florida State Scandal
April 18, 2014

The front-page New York Times story was horrifyingly familiar. A college student allegedly raped by a sports star. A police department whose investigation was suspiciously perfunctory.

'They Grab You...But It's Okay'
April 15, 2014

A new study shows how teens learn to rationalize sexual violence.

The National Women's History Museum Needs to Focus on Getting a Museum Built
April 09, 2014

The CEO of the organization building a women's history museum on the Mall responds to critics

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