TIME

Women’s ‘empowerment’ is not real power

THE WORD EMPOWERMENT HAS BECOME the rallying cry of mainstream feminism, with virtually any act performed enthusiastically by a woman—from washing her hair to

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from TIME

TIME3 min read
Brian Cox
The Scottish actor on 50 years playing the world’s worst people, the secret of HBO’s Succession and a telling tap on the shoulder
TIME3 min read
Life After Wartime
TO DISAPPEAR FROM THE WORLD AS YOU KNOW it and escape to something else—Who hasn’t heard that siren call? It’s long been a theme in the work of The Things They Carried author Tim O’Brien, reluctant bard of the Vietnam War and soldier-poet of the baby
TIME5 min readPolitics
Trump And The Troops
Some time ago, a young combat veteran I’ve been mentoring for years sent me a troubling email. His unit was considering holding a significant ceremony at a property controlled by President Trump’s company. Given the recent public concerns about Air F