Content with terrible themes is often defended as a ‘product of its time,’ but this argument holds no water with me.
Crafts can provide people with a valuable grounding in math and science; do you still think they’re worthless?
Lots of dudes like to claim that they don’t have women on their teams because there weren’t any available to hire. Here’s why this is wrong.
The misogyny behind PETA’s publicity stunts is on painful display when you see who is allowed to wear clothes and who is not.
In October of 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote at The Atlantic about a phenomenon he was starting to observe among those who were #feelingthebern: The Berniebro. His piece marked (I think, and please correct me if I’m wrong) the introduction of the term to the political landscape, describing the primarily white, young men who spewed their enthusiasm for Bernie […]
This election cycle has been an extremely ugly one for women, but in many ways, it’s giving me flashbacks to 2008. Remember 2008, when Hillary Clinton was repeatedly trashed by the left and the right seemingly primarily for the sin of being a woman with the audacity to run for president — rather than on […]
In January of this year, an explosive report hit the deck: Elephant in the Valley, an evaluation of gendered problems in the technology industry, drawing upon the input of women in tech to develop a better idea of their experiences in the workplace. We know of high profile cases of harassment and their results, and we […]
Every few months, I’m reading a trend piece about something wacky those silly ladies are doing. Did you know that ladies take selfies, and it’s evidence of how vain and self-involved they are? Or that ‘Instagram husbands‘ scuttle about doing the bidding of their wives, whipped by their spouses into enabling their glamorous social media […]
Recently, a fairly large and well-known media outlet posted a lengthy piece of journalism on women and chronic pain. It was incredibly well-received, sparking discussion across the internet from a wide variety of people, and it was heavily circulated. At last, a piece really probing into the problem of women and chronic pain, and exposing the epidemic […]
As Quantico started its slow rise into the US consciousness — an interesting take on the traditional procedural, presented in an intriguing way — I started reading a great deal of commentary about the show, and I particularly enjoyed Anu Bhagwati writing at the New Republic about Priyanka Chopra’s role on the show. Bhagwati noted that Chopra is a […]