When Women Become Men at Wellesley
Hundreds of young women streamed into Wellesley College on the last Monday of August, many of them trailed by parents lugging suitcases and bins filled with folded towels, decorative pillows and Costco-size jugs of laundry detergent.
The Trans-Everything CEO
Futurist, pharma tycoon, satellite entrepreneur, philosopher. Martine Rothblatt, the highest-paid female executive in America, was born male. But that is far from the thing that defines her. Just ask her wife. Then ask the robot version of her wife.
Watch Emma Watson Deliver a Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N. (UPDATED)
Earlier this summer, fresh from college graduation, Emma Watson, was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. Though the ripples of her involvement over the past few months can be seen online (crashing the U.N.
Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity
“Creative individuals are more likely to have not only the strengths of their own gender but those of the other one, too.
The dispute between radical feminism and transgenderism.
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.
Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds
Nerdy guys aren’t guaranteed to get laid by the hot chick as long as we work hard. There isn’t a team of writers or a studio audience pulling for us to triumph by getting the girl. (Read the sequel: Who Died and Made You Khaleesi?)
Why Are We So Conflicted About Manhood in the Modern Age?
In the last post, we explored the origins of manhood – how it consists of an energy born of the innate biological and psychological characteristics of males that is then channeled by cultures towards service that benefits the collective good.
A Link Between Fidgety Boys and a Sputtering Economy
The behavior gap between rich and poor children, starting at very early ages, is now a well-known piece of social science.
10 Simple Words Every Girl Should Learn
Men interrupt women, speak over them, and discount their contributions to a discussion with surprising regularity. Here’s how women should respond. In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won for being polite.
Harassment in Science, Replicated
As an undergraduate student in biology, I spent several weeks in Costa Rica one summer with an older graduate student on a research project deep in the cloud forest. It was just the two of us, and upon arriving at our site, I discovered that he had arranged a single room for us, one bed.
It's 2014: Why Are Men Still Paying for First Dates?
NPR reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji recently dropped in on a professional-etiquette class for teens to see what they made of traditional chivalry. “I can open my own door. I don’t see the point,” 18-year-old Chiamaka Njoku told her. “Most of these doors are automatic anyway.”
Why Men Never Remember Anything
This article originally appeared in Science of Us. Recently, I was visiting my family in Seattle, and we were doing that thing families do: retelling old stories. As we talked, a common theme emerged.
Sorry, Emma Watson, but HeForShe Is Rotten for Men
Cathy Young is a contributing editor at Reason magazine. “Gender equality is your issue too.” That was the message to men from Emma Watson, Harry Potter star and now United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador, in her widely hailed U.N.
Who Is a Feminist Now?
In a recent interview with Time magazine, the actress Shailene Woodley was asked if she considered herself a feminist. “No,” said Ms. Woodley, 22.
Can Jill Soloway Do Justice to the Trans Movement?
In April, Jill Soloway sat on a cushion on the floor of her home office in Silver Lake as she waited for the glue on her fake eyelashes to dry. She was reading through a list of talking points that Glaad, the L.G.B.T.
How My Little Pony Became a Cult for Grown Men and Preteen Girls Alike
Like you, I suppose, I never gave My Little Pony very much thought, except to note it as a species of annoying plastic object that flows into our apartment with an invisible tide and then gets stuck there and never flows out.