Tag: gender

Never the End

May 2016

“When you approach the second half of your life, you start to unconsciously consider what you’re passing on.”

Justin Burnell: Crisis of Finite Worlds

May 2016

When my father became my mother, gender reassignment in Appalachia.

Be the Kill-Joy

May 2016

The performance artists on the racial history of drag, jokes as a means of survival, and leaving room for paradox.

Running Still

April 2016

Obsession as symptom, cause, and cure.

Women in the World

October 2015

A leading researcher on the need to rescript our narratives about women and the environment.

Why Do You Have to Change?

June 2015

The essayist on unsentimental endings, Little House On the Prairie vs. Woody Allen, and why the conversation about not having kids “needs to be reframed.”

Boys Don’t Cry

March 2015

Boundaries of Gender: The psychologist on the evolution of maleness and the sociocultural forces that have long stifled men and fathers.

Anne Boyer: Data’s Work is Never Done

March 2015

Boundaries of Gender: In medicine, the work of care and the work of data converge.

Benjamin Percy: Man Camp

March 2015

Boundaries of Gender: Getting out of doors, getting connected, and never calling anyone “bro.”

Whole Self Movement

December 2014

Religion in America: The transgender rabbi on religious rituals, gender fluidity, and the language of LGBTQ inclusion.

Astra Taylor: Open Systems and Glass Ceilings

April 2014

The disappearing woman and life on the internet.

Bare-Knuckle Writing

September 2013

The acclaimed novelist & art critic on dismantling notions of gendered writing, the pleasures of translated texts, and “the clear divide between art and politics” in contemporary American fiction.

Chen Hooft van Huysduynen: Gender on the Road

August 2013

A look at the carefree travel guys and the lost-and-lonely journeywomen who populate the road-movie genre.

The Throwaways

March 2013

In Kenya, doctors are force-sterilizing HIV-positive women without their consent—and in some cases, without their knowledge.

Rebecca Solnit: A Rape a Minute, a Thousand Corpses a Year

January 2013

Violence against women is rampant, systemic, and all about control.

Women in Power and Politics

September 2012

Sonia Gandhi and Aung San Suu Kyi have overcome tragic and arduous pasts to emerge as leaders of India and Burma. What’s next for these two historical icons?

Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to Me

August 2012

Before there was mansplaining, there was Rebecca Solnit's 2008 critique of male arrogance. Reprinted here with a new introduction.

Bonnie B. Lee: Breaking The Ceramic Ceiling

July 2012

At the Joan B Mirviss Gallery’s The French Connection, Japanese women ceramists breathe new life and a welcome strangeness into a traditional artform.

Love, Actually

June 2012

Eva Illouz on why modern courtship hinges on social validation.

The Diversity Test

April 2010

Why were there only 8 women on the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century? Why is only 3% of the literature Americans read in translation?