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Jackson Katz: Violence against women—it's a men's issue

The Next Civil Rights Issue: Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet

I was 12 hours into a summer vacation in Palm Springs when my phone hummed to life, buzzing twice next to me in the dark of my hotel room. I squinted …

Feminism

'Hey, Baby': What It's Like to Walk on the Street While Being Female

A video brings the logic of "ask me anything" to the experience of women's commutes.<p>If you type the phrase "what's it like to be" into Google, the search engine's autocomplete feature will provide you with a helpful insight into humanity's most burning questions about the experience of being …

Sorority Secrets: The Dark Side of Sisterhood That No One's Willing to Talk About

It may be 2015, but Greek life is wreaking havoc in surprising new ways.<p>When Emma*, a senior at a Southeastern University, was a freshman, a fraternity member recorded one of her pledge sisters having drunken sex with a brother at a mixer and passed the video around his house. The pledge sister …

How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously

When my wife was struck by mysterious, debilitating symptoms, our trip to the ER revealed the sexism inherent in emergency treatment.<p>Early on a Wednesday morning, I heard an anguished cry—then silence.<p>I rushed into the bedroom and watched my wife, Rachel, stumble from the bathroom, doubled over, …

Empathy

Addy Walker, American Girl

By Brit Bennett May 28, 2015<p>Arts & Culture<p><i>The role of black dolls in American culture.</i><p>From the cover of <i>Meet Addy</i>.<p>In 1864, a nine-year-old slave girl was punished for daydreaming. Distracted by rumors that her brother and father would be sold, she failed to remove worms from the tobacco leaves she …

When Children With Autism Grow Up

I was 23 and needed a summer job; he was 21 and needed full-time support. He's one of an estimated half million people diagnosed with autism who are soon becoming adults — and who society is entirely unprepared for.

Wealth makes men faithful while poverty makes women choosy – Naomi Cahn June Carbone

We’re both happily married law professors who followed the same trajectory. We graduated from college, became established in our professions, got …

American Slavery, Reinvented

The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”<p>Crops stretch to the horizon. Black bodies pepper the landscape, hunched over as they work the fields. Officers on horseback, armed, oversee the …

Mental Disorders

The war on women is over—and women lost

Conservatives

The Fight Over the Most Polarizing Animal in the West

The switchbacks on the old logging road still held two-foot-deep patches of snow in late March, when we set off on four-wheelers to scout for wolf tracks in the Boise National Forest, north of Garden Valley, Idaho. The riding was easy lower down, where the hardpack traced the course of a …

Feminism, Now with Men

What do the prime minister of India, retired National Football League punter Chris Kluwe, and superstar comedian Aziz Ansari have in common? It’s not …

What happened when I confronted my cruellest troll

I’m often deluged with hate online – and I’m used to being told not to feed the trolls. But after one of them stole my dead dad’s identity to abuse me, I decided to ask him why<p>For the past three years or so, at least one stranger has sought me out pretty much every day to call me a fat bitch (or …