Marie O'Connor

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Why is it legitimate to change genders, but not ethnicity? – Katharine Quarmby

Alice, the heroine of Lewis Carroll’s <i>Through the Looking‑Glass</i> (1871), has many extraordinary encounters, but the one that’s always stuck with me is …

If Our Sons Were Treated Like Our Daughters

Come with me. Let's open the door to a parallel universe. You unlock this door with a key of imagination, just like on <i>The Twilight Zone</i>. Here in this parallel world, the rules are different because gender roles are flipped. Loving parents and teachers accept this strange culture as if it's not so …

Parenting

Our Desperate, 250-Year-Long Search for a Gender-Neutral Pronoun

All of a sudden Supreme Court judge Antonin Scalia decided to revive the crazymaking debate regarding the Fourteenth Amendment’s protection for …

When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person

Kelsey Beckham’s gender identity is “non-binary.” Or, “agender.” It’s what Kelsey feels comfortable with, even though the world keeps insisting, in a million little ways, that Kelsey has to choose.<p>How do you navigate the world when it is built on identifying with one group or another and the place …

Would you be the same person if you were a different gender? – Charlotte Witt

A few years ago a blog called <i>The Philosophy Smoker</i> hosted a discussion of women’s dress. The blog’s motto (‘In which issues concerning the profession …

Why has the idea of hell survived so long? – Kathryn Gin Lum

In December 2013, a hoax began circulating on the internet claiming that Pope Francis had called a Third Vatican Council that, among other things, …

What Is a Woman?

The dispute between radical feminism and transgenderism.<p>On May 24th, a few dozen people gathered in a conference room at the Central Library, a century-old Georgian Revival building in downtown Portland, Oregon, for an event called Radfems Respond. The conference had been convened by a group that …

Redefining Feminism

The state of women in America<p>by Carly Fiorina<p>When I was a little girl, my mother told me: “What you are is God’s gift to you. What you make of …

The war on women is over—and women lost

Conservatives

The Confidence Gap

Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.<p><b>F</b>or years, we women have kept our heads down and played by the rules. We’ve been certain that with enough hard work, our natural talents would …

The Perfect Wife

How Edith Windsor fell in love, got married, and won a landmark case for gay marriage.<p>“Fuck the Supreme Court!” Edith Windsor said, one hideously hot morning in June, when she’d had just about enough. Then she sighed and mumbled, “Oh, I don’t mean that.” What she really meant was that she was hot, …