Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Feminine Mystique at 50: Pioneering, Yes. Radical, No

“In that, she was right — just as she was right that feminism has no future if it pits women against men.” Continue reading

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Is America A “Rape Culture”?

“Let us, by all means, confront ugly, sexist, victim-blaming attitudes when we see them. But this can be done without promoting sexist attitudes in feminist clothing: that a woman’s word automatically deserves more weight than a man’s; that all men bear responsibility for rape and ‘normal’ men need to be taught not to rape; or that a woman who is inebriated but fully conscious is not responsible for her actions while an equally inebriated man is.” Continue reading

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Labor Day’s Glass Cellars and Women’s Wisdom

“Many men have learned to define power as ‘feeling obligated to earn money that someone else spends while he dies sooner.'” Continue reading

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From Drone Strike Policy to Campus Rape Awareness Campaigns: Musings on Male Culpability in the 21st Century

“At the dawn of the 21st century, we [men] live under a burden of original sin more subtle than anything the Church ever concocted.” Continue reading

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Men don’t have it all, either

“Can women have it all? That seems to be the question of the moment. And it is a rather ridiculous question if you ask me, because it implies that men have it all.” Continue reading

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The Pay Gap Is Not as Bad as You (and Sheryl Sandberg) Think

“…[A]bsent all explanatory variables, even including a graduate’s GPA and how selective their school was and how long they were unemployed after graduation, the women made 93% of what the men were making. In other words, 93 cents to the man’s dollar. Not 77 cents. Not 81 cents. Ninety-three cents.” Continue reading

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Raising a Son Within the Princess Culture

“But a funny thing happened when I met my son — I started to realize how destructive girl power can be to boys.” Continue reading

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