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What men want, America delivers

From Robin Thicke’s latest songs to abortion restrictions around the country, America’s all about men’s desires<p>In his single “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke sings soulfully about giving a good girl what she <i>really</i> wants—buckwild sex—even if she can’t come out and admit it. It’s a catchy enough song. …

Why I'm Against 'Daddy Days'

Don't give dudes special credit for things they're supposed to do anyway.<p>It's worth checking out Liza Mundy's piece in the magazine on paternity leave and policy. It's a fairly enthusiastic endorsement, arguing that leave isn't just good for fathers but good all around. Here's Mundy on the …

Cockblocked by Redistribution: A Pick-up Artist in Denmark

Thirty-three-year-old Daryush Valizadeh, known to his predominantly heterosexual male fan base as Roosh, is a well-known pick-up artist within the …

She Can’t Sleep No More

Marissa Mayer was recently made CEO of Yahoo, the struggling online media giant. The board knew they needed a sort of miracle, something so …

GOP Needs a Better Story for Women

During the CPAC panel, “Why Conservatism is Right for Women: How Conservatives Should Talk About Life, Prosperity & National Security” five …

How the Right Wing Is Killing Women

According to a report released last week in the widely-respected health research journal, <i>The Lancet</i>, the United States now ranks 60th out of 180 countries on maternal deaths occurring during pregnancy and childbirth.<p>To put it bluntly, for every 100,000 births in America last year, 18.5 women died. …

Is ‘cupcake feminism’ all empty calories?

<i>In the wake of the Jubilee and its proliferation of patriotic kitsch, Laura Brightwell examines the rise of retro chic in Britain and whether cupcake</i> …

The silent strong woman

<i>Nayla Ziadeh argues that the fetishisation of exceptional female achievement encourages the systems of oppression which manifest the need for this</i> …

Why The Bechdel Test Is More Important Than You Realize

We all talk about the Bechdel Test all the time, because it's so simple: Does a story have two women who talk to each other, about something other …