Who’s Afraid of Claire Messud?
A profile of the writer.
A profile of the writer.
The period underwear giant struggles to live up to its corporate ideals.
Yes to Bernie Sanders, Rihanna, and the Real Housewives. No to the pussy hats.
Feminism brought the opposition together for the Women’s March on Washington. But how long will that last, and how many converts can it win?
The aftermath of a childhood filled with subway flashers, teachers who asked for hugs, and boys who joked about your breasts.
What it was like to report on feminism for Playboy in 1969.
She was mocked for her clothes and for her hair. Tabloids published nude photos of her and covered her custody fight. The defense called her hysterical. The judge condescended to her. She lost. And then she became a punchline. Twenty years later, thanks in part to The People v. O.J. Simpson, Marcia Clark is finally being seen in full.
On feminism and the limitations of outrage online.
“You read enough books in which people like you are disposable, or are dirt, or are silent, absent, or worthless, and it makes an impact on you. Because art makes the world, because it matters, because it makes us. Or breaks us.”
An essay on the silent, secret grief of miscarriage.
On the stories we tell ourselves about happiness and the indecent questions we ask women who decided not to become moms.
The hectic life of Gloria Steinem.
On the perils and rewards of feminism.
Inside the men’s rights movement—and the army of misogynists it spawned.
A profile of Anita Sarkeesian, who has recieved death threats as she exposes misogyny in the $25 billion video game industry.
How a small group of gamers has been able to “set the terms of debate in a $100 billion industry, even as they send women like Brianna Wu into hiding and show every sign that they intend to keep doing so until all their demands are met.”
On Wonder Woman’s feminist past.
Marital advice columns from the past.
Bryan Goldberg’s site for women was widely mocked when it launched a year ago. Today it has 15 million readers per month and some of its harshest early critics are on the payroll.
A profile of Model View Culture founder Shanley Kane.
The downfall of Hugo Schwyzer, feminist.
The capitalist evangelism of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In feminist manifesto.
A day in the life of a twelve year-old girl: feminine sacrifice and reversed parenting/gender roles.
"When she's not ricocheting between coasts to spearhead corporate sales and yoga retreats, our mother is skipping off to islands (Cuba, the Canaries, Greenland) and leaving me typed notes that become more and more blunt and encoded. She doesn't spend much time with our father--none of the mothers do--and they have all become so hard and muscular and breastless that you wouldn't want a hug from them even if you were feeling bad."
“When a man steps onto the road, his journey begins. When a woman steps onto that same road, hers ends.”
Shulamith Firestone, one of the first radical feminists, helped to create a new society. But she couldn’t live in it.