- Nov 14 20162 minutes
The Real-Life Rebellion Behind Amazon’s Good Girls Revolt
THEY WERE HIGHLY EDUCATED WOMEN, SOME GRADUATES of Ivy League journalism programs. But at Newsweek magazine in the 1960s, they delivered packages, cut out newspaper clippings and, if they were lucky, did reporting for articles that only men were actu
- Dec 19 20162 minutes
Evidence Of The Superiority Of Female Doctors
New research estimates that if all physicians were female, 32,000 fewer Americans would die every year.
- Jun 27 20163 minutes
Two New Memoirs Reveal Feminism’s Growing Pains
BEING A FEMINIST IN 2016 IS A STRANGE THING. YOU ARE at once riding the wave of a radical social movement turned trendy (Beyoncé dancing in front of a flashing FEMINIST sign, Taylor Swift declaring her bona fides) and watching as the political realm
- Jan 12 20173 minutes
The Revolt Of Working Parents
Mothers—and some fathers—are increasingly suing employers for discriminating against working parents. They are succeeding.
- Jan 5 20176 minutes
A Short History Of The Tomboy
With roots in race and gender discord, has the “tomboy” label worn out its welcome? An Object Lesson.
- Sep 15 20161 minute
A Reading List for Powerful Women
Two new books on gender in the workplace can help women and men become better colleagues and managers.
- Dec 12 20161 minute
A New Conversation For Women
CATHERINE ENGELBERT WOMEN REMAIN THE WORLD’S most untapped natural resource. According to the International Labour Organization, less than half of the world’s working-age women are employed—and about a third of those women are underemployed. The ch
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
Millennials Are Not Monolithic
Good leaders need to know how to motivate their youngest employees. But if you’re seeking a one-size-fits-all solution, you’re already on the wrong track.
- Jun 27 20162 minutes
The Gay Bar as Safe Space Has Been Shattered
IF OMAR MATEEN SOUGHT NOT MERELY TO END LIVES BUT also to sow terror in the LGBT community, he couldn’t have chosen a more apt target. For decades, gay bars have functioned not merely as watering holes but as community centers. They are—or were, unti
- Jun 27 20165 minutes
Seeing Sexism From Both Sides: What Trans Men Experience
FOR ALMOST THREE DECADES AS A RADIO NEWSCASTER in Victoria, British Columbia, Sheila Gardner fielded countless comments from male listeners—not about stories but about syntax. They’d call up, night after night, anytime they detected anything that sou
- Sep 12 20161 minute
A Rape Survivor’s Fight for Justice
After being raped in college, the Harvard grad and aspiring astronaut, 24, is now fighting for survivors’ rights in every part of the country
- Oct 16 20162 minutes
Gay Rights Happened Slowly; Trans Rights, All at Once
ON JANUARY 20, 2015, President Obama said the word transgender in his State of the Union address. It was only a word—but given that Ronald Reagan refused even to say the word aids publicly until 1985 because he was so disgusted by sexual diversity, t
- Oct 21 20168 minutes
Roosh V: From Pickup Artist To Right-Wing Provocateur
The “pickup artist” accused of organizing “pro-rape” rallies in February is on a mission to stand up for straight men.
- Dec 5 20165 minutes
New Gender New Finances
What trans people need to know about taxes, insurance, retirement, and more.
- Oct 16 20161 minute
A Small Ceremony of Unfamous People
JP: I’ve been the pastor here for 20 years. When I came, it was a “don’t ask, don’t tell” church. Then, one by one, longtime members would share their sexuality. That, more than any magic verse in the Bible, began to make it more possible for us to h
- Nov 28 20162 minutes
Networking At Night
Skirt Club wants to help women be as confident in the boardroom as they are in the boudoir
- Dec 2 20164 minutes
War On Women Fuses Feminism And Hardcore Punk
“We are bringing our message of feminism across the globe," says the band’s singer.
- Dec 1 20161 minute
Pat Jehlen And Eleanor Holmes Norton Battled The Pay Gap
THE GENDER WAGE GAP remains stubbornly persistent despite getting loads of media attention. But in 2016 two law-makers made tangible progress in the slow-going battle to ensure equal pay for equal work. The first is Massachusetts State Sen. Pat Jehl
- Dec 15 201621 minutes
The National Park Service Has A Big Sexual Harassment Problem
The agency tasked with safeguarding America’s greatest public lands has neglected to protect its female employees.
- Nov 14 201612 minutes
The 2016 election is a referendum on what women can be—and what men can get away with
- Dec 4 20165 minutes
Why Tv Needs ‘Weak’ Female Characters
Comedy-drama series like Fleabag and Transparent show how vulnerability is as important as unlikeability and strength when it comes to portraying fictional women.
- Oct 16 20161 minute
How America Got “Woke”
MUCH OF THE INTERNET may have learned the adjective woke—highly attuned to prejudices of all kinds—from BuzzFeed’s 2015 article “Can We Talk About How Woke Matt McGorry Was in 2015?” (For instance, “This year McGorry wrote an essay for Cosmopolitan o
- Dec 12 20165 minutes
Teen Vogue’s Political Coverage Isn’t Surprising
The publication’s recent shift toward social issues, identity, and activism is giving its readers what they want.
- Dec 1 20166 minutes
How Stigma Sows Seeds Of Its Own Defeat
Defending the liberal project is a Sisyphean task in part because successfully inculcating liberal norms leads to habits that weaken the ability to sustain them.
- Jun 6 20163 minutes
Why Uncle Sam Wants To Know How Many Lgbt People Are In America
FOR CENTURIES, BEING LESBIAN, gay, bisexual or transgender in America meant hiding at least part of who you were. The stigma traces as far back as the colonial era, when sodomy was a capital crime. The culture has shifted over time, and recent decade
- Dec 20 20168 minutes
The Limits Of Diversity
At what point would you start to express a strong preference for sameness?
- Oct 3 20164 minutes
Welcome to Pride Night
Pro sports leagues fly the rainbow flag, hoping to cultivate a new market |“It totally makes sense that teams are being more proactive”
- Dec 2 20165 minutes
The Pirelli Calendar Shows Fashion Trying To Catch Up
In celebrating actresses shot without makeup, the artistic institution is jumping on a bandwagon rather than taking a brave stand.
- Aug 15 20161 minute
YouTube’s Miles Jai I’ll Wear What I Want!
THE GENDER NONCONFORMIST AND INTERNET STAR DEFIES LABELS
- Aug 8 20161 minute
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 posting her bikini photos—now designated as “empowering.” But while everyone from Unilever