Dianna Matsumoto

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Pickup artist: Women with short hair are committing self-harm, should be monitored by authorities

Rape legalization advocate Roosh V wants state intervention for a serious problem: Girls with pixie cuts<p>Roosh V, the founder of a "pickup artistry" website popular among men's rights activists, made headlines several months ago when he advocated decriminalizing "the violent taking of a woman" on …

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How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State

The 21-year-old North Korea defector Yeonmi Park watched her father die, her friend’s mother executed, and much more horror. In a candid interview, …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

The Artificial Womb Will Change Feminism Forever

A report says a man-made womb could be reality within 30 years. But when the womb—the most politicized body part in history—is separated from the …

'Enough is enough': the fight against everyday sexism

When Laura Bates set up her blog Everyday Sexism, she was told to relax: the battle for equality was pretty much won, wasn't it? Here, she looks at the extraordinary pressures on girls today<p>Everyone has a tipping point. The funny thing is that when mine came, in March 2012, it wasn't something …

New Study Reports Sexual Harassment, Assault May Be Dissuading Women From Careers in Science

Scientists in a chemistry lab. (Image via Shutterstock)<p>Every couple of years, the media drums up the widely publicized fact that there is a dearth of …

Burden on society: Australia’s dirty secret

Or, if you remember the embarrassing case of Dr Bernhard Moeller, it’s the law you thought we’d gotten rid of.<p>Last week Australians opened their …

I Heart My National Park: Yellowstone

There are few people living who know Yellowstone better than <b>Jeremy Schmidt</b>. The Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based writer and photographer has spent 40 years as a ranger, “winterkeeper,” and guide in the park.<p>The author of more than a dozen books, Schmidt is a longtime contributor to <i>National Geographic</i> …

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

National Parks

Why Are All the Cartoon Mothers Dead?

The dead-mother plot is a classic of children’s fiction, but animated movies have supplied a new twist: the fun father has taken her place.<p>Bambi’s mother, shot. Nemo’s mother, eaten by a barracuda. Lilo’s mother, killed in a car crash. Koda’s mother in <i>Brother Bear</i>, speared. Po’s mother in <i>Kung Fu</i> …

World Cup Soccer Stats Erase The Sport's Most Dominant Players: Women

There are few sporting events I get as excited about as the World Cup. I played soccer in high school, in the NCAA, and for five years post-college, …

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