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- 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.
- Feb 1 201718 minutes
Women Vs. The Machine
In the not-so-distant future, artificial intelligence will be smarter than humans. But as the technology develops, absorbing cultural norms from its creators and the internet, it will also become more intolerant, racist, and sexist.
- Feb 1 20171 minute
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Protein Powder And The Promise Of Transformation
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- Feb 6 20177 minutes
Before Straight and Gay
The discreet, disorienting passions of the Victorian era
- Jan 16 20172 minutes
The Top Global Risks For 2017, A Year Of Geopolitical Recession
The Inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20 is set to bring to an end the 70-year era of Pax Americana, when U.S. hegemony in security, trade and the promotion of values provided stability for the global economy. In its absence, the world will fall i
- Aug 8 20163 minutes
A Summer of Bloodshed Threatens Europe’s Union
“WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL war.” That’s how Patrick Calvar, head of France’s domestic-security agency, described the jihadist threat to his country in early summer. Just a few weeks later, a man drove a truck through crowds in Nice, killing 84 p
- Jan 23 20172 minutes
The Impossible Climb
Sallie Krawcheck says that for women to get ahead, they might have to write their own rules.
- Feb 6 20176 minutes
Minority Groups Lose When They Collaborate with Power
Cailin O’Connor—a philosopher, scientist, and mathematician—may not enjoy tense situations, but they fascinate her. Last year, in a Huffington Post article titled “Game Theory and The Walking Dead,” she wrote that the zombie show’s “plot lines are ri
- Oct 26 20163 minutes
The Social Physics of Trump’s Shock Tactics
Even as some describe his campaign as being in “melt-down mode,” political scientists and pundits are still searching for ways to explain the “Trump phenomenon.”1 They attribute his success in the Republican primaries to a host of factors, from the A
- Dec 29 201619 minutes
Why Sex Is Mostly Binary but Gender Is a Spectrum: A short genetic history of one of the most profound dimensions of human identity.
Anyone who doubts that genes can specify identity might well have arrived from another planet and failed to notice that the humans come in two fundamental variants: male and female. Cultural critics, queer theorists, fashion photographers, and Lady G
- Dec 18 20168 minutes
10 Elections to Watch in 2017
From Iran, to Rwanda, to Thailand: a list of the key contests in the year ahead
- 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.
- Feb 7 20176 minutes
Wall Street Diversifies Itself
Exchange-traded funds are challenging the status quo in investment management—including who’s in charge.
- Feb 14 201710 minutes
The Refugee Who Fell in Love With His Teacher
An Iranian atheist finds romance—and roadblocks.
- Jul 25 20161 minute
BELINDA LUSCOMBE Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Susan Faludi has made a career writing insightful books about gender like Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man. But she was floored when her own father came out as transgender. She recounts his
- Feb 22 20173 minutes
The Federal Government’s Reversal: Let the States Deal With Transgender Kids
The Departments of Education and Justice released revised guidelines on how schools should handle gender-identity issues.
- Apr 14 201611 minutes
Caitlyn Jenner and Our Cognitive Dissonance: While biology shows us gender can be fluid, our brains struggle to see it that way.
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- Dec 8 20167 minutes
The Queer Ecology of the Colombian Civil War: Meet the transgendered ecologist helping her country move past years of conflict.
The former Luis Guillermo Baptiste began her transformation into Brigitte in the mid 1990s, when she was part of a cadre of scientists helping to establish the Bogota-based Humboldt Institute, a hybrid public-private biodiversity research foundation.
- 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
- Jan 10 20176 minutes
In Germany, Parents Can Sue the Government for Failing to Provide Child Care
A judge has ruled that mothers and fathers can try to recover wages they lost from staying home to take care of their kids.
- Nov 11 20165 minutes
Why Europe Is Deporting Its Afghan Migrants
The deal will help ease Europe’s migration crisis, but rights groups say Afghanistan will struggle to cope.
- Nov 14 20138 minutes
Capturing the “Ruin Porn” of Berlin: Layers of history beckon with imperfect memories.
Click on the image above for slideshow.It’s 6:45 on a Tuesday morning as Ulrike, a feisty Berliner in her early 50s whose dyed strawberry blonde hair whispers hints of gray, climbs out of her car, clutching a camera. The September fog is just lifting
- 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
- Sep 26 20161 minute
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- Jan 17 20176 minutes
The New Celebrity Apprentice and the Scourge of Faux Inclusivity
The show, once hosted by Donald Trump and now hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, manages to celebrate diversity and to mock it—both at the same time.
- Jan 26 20174 minutes
6-Year-Old Girls Already Have Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence
They’re more likely to avoid games meant for “really, really smart” children.
- Apr 7 20154 minutes
Why Does Mass Hysteria Affect Mostly Women?
In 2012, in Le Roy, New York, four cheerleaders developed Tourette’s-like symptoms, which eventually spread to 13 others. In 2011, nearly 2,000 female factory workers fainted on the job in factories throughout Cambodia. In 1962, laughing fits took ov
- Aug 24 20164 minutes
How Stereotypes Slow Athletes Down
When Simone Manuel received the gold for the women’s 100-meter freestyle swim at the Rio Olympics in early August, the win represented more than just the culmination of Manuel’s many years of training and a victory for her country. It was a triumph o
- Aug 15 20161 minute
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