‘You can’t say that!’

Helena Adeloju | 07 September 2015
A 1980s rock singer claims responsibility for being sexually assaulted, and feminists are furious.

Speed dating in the Islamic State

Joanna Paraszczuk | 07 January 2015
All you ever wanted to know about matchmaking and courtship under the black flag.

Not the voice of my generation

Kate Bryan | 24 October 2014
The creator of Girls has spun the show's themes into a book, but it's still just about one, tiresome thing.

To take or not to take, your husband’s surname

Tamara El-Rahi | 08 August 2014
Is this, like, a totally outdated tradition?

Homemakers are happier

Nicole M. King | 05 March 2014
It's not a popular view, but Biden's right: homemakers are happier than their full-time working counterparts.

What has to change before women can “have it all”

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 June 2012
Sheryl Sandberg is now on the board of Facebook -- but there's a bigger buzz this week about an article in The Atlantic entitled, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All".

“Sleeping Beauty taught me to dream”

Jennifer Fulwiser | 07 March 2012
I was a prime candidate for a girl whose self esteem would be hurt by pop culture princess fairy tales...

Mme Curie and the second shift

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 November 2011
Today I went to a public hospital for an x-ray, an appointment that happened to fall on the 144th birthday of Marie Curie (as Google’s doodle reminds us) a pioneer of the technology -- for which we can all be thankful.

Guys v. men

Mariette Ulrich | 28 February 2011
“Where Have the Good Men Gone?” asks the title of a Wall Street Journal essay adapted from Kay Hymowitz's new book, Manning Up.

The other Iranian revolution: divorce

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 December 2010
Iran’s Islamic regime may regard the West as morally decadent but trends in Iran are making them more alike. Take divorce.

Not-so-desperate housewives

Mariette Ulrich | 30 November 2010
A lengthy article about evangelical women in a recent New York Times Magazine is not for the faint of heart. Though it’s titled “Housewives of God”, it delves into issues as complex as church, social, and cultural history, and women’s leadership in the evangelical churches.

Teens and porn: a feminist’s worries

Carolyn Moynihan | 19 January 2010
A British feminist is sounding the alarm about the effects on teenagers of easy access to pornography, saying that a skewed view of sex is becoming the norm in society and the idea of intimacy is dying.

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