The Backlash Against the Biden Backlash

After a flood of stories saying the former Vice President is unsuitable for the modern era, the inevitable pushback is happening.

The Biden Backlash

The early frontrunner for the Democratic nomination is drawing fire from multiple fronts. It may destroy his candidacy before it begins.

Misogyny and Nano-Bubbles

It’s increasingly challenging to discuss media coverage because we’re all consuming a hand-selected bit of it.

Does Media Coverage of 2020 Distort Reality?

A Washington Post columnists tries to make the case.

Spacesuits Don’t Come in Size ‘Small’

History’s first all-female spacewalk was thwarted by a lack of smaller suits.

Everything Isn’t Sexism

It’s possible to conclude that Pete Buttigieg is smarter than Elizabeth Warren for reasons having nothing to do with sex.

Americans Want to Ban Hate Speech But Can’t Define It

Two-thirds want social media platforms to ban harassment and racist, sexist, and other offensive speech.

Federal Judge Rules Male-only Draft Unconstitutional

Now that women are allowed into all combat roles, the rationale for excluding them from Selective Service has evaporated.

Amy Klobuchar is Temperamentally Unsuited for the Presidency

And I’d still prefer her to Donald Trump.

Columnist Calls for Taking John Wayne’s Name Off Orange County Airport

It turns out, The Duke wasn’t all that woke.

Martina Navratilova Faces Blowback For Comments On Transgender Athletes

Tennis great Martina Navratilova is facing criticism for raising questions about how sports handles the issue of transgender athletes competing within the gender they identify with. She shouldn’t be.

Can Coverage of Women Candidates Be Non-Sexist?

Gender bias is real. Most examples cited, though, aren’t.

Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

Late last night, the Supreme Court blocked a Louisiana abortion law from going into effect, the first significant abortion rights ruling since Justice Kavanaugh took the bench.

1968 Wasn’t 1984 (Which Wasn’t 2019)

It’s reasonable and just to adjust our outrage based on the context of the time when incidents occurred.

Scaling Down Inequality

Gender bias in student evaluations of college professors diminishes considerably by changing the scale.

Are Female Politicians’ Sex Lives Off Limits?

Is benefitting politically from romantic liaisons different than other relationships?

Is There Room For Forgiveness And Redemption In The #MeToo Era?

Can society forgive the men caught up in the #MeToo movement? Is it even our place to decide?

Supreme Court Lifts Injunction Barring Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

In what amounts to a setback, the Supreme Court has lifted an injunction barring the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender service in the military to go forward pending further legal proceedings.

Female-Led Films Perform Better at the Box Office

While most Hollywood blockbusters have male leads, films starring women actually do better on the aggregate.

Supreme Court Hands Planned Parenthood A Win In Medicaid Funding Case

The Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving state laws banning Medicaid reimbursement for non-abortion services provided by Planned Parenthood.

#MeToo And ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside”

A fifty-year-old song is getting new scrutiny in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Mississippi Law Barring Abortion After 15 Weeks

A Mississippi law that seeks to ban most abortions after 15 weeks was struck down by a Federal District Court Judge.

Women Helped Propel Democrats To Victory

Whether as candidates or as voters, Democrats can thank women for many of their victories on Tuesday.

Anatomy and Gender

Science can’t precisely locate gender but it’s neither fully biological nor fully genetic.

Laura J. Richardson First Woman to Lead Army’s Largest Command

She’s quite likely the youngest 4-star general in the U.S. Army, if not the U.S. military.

Kavanaugh First Supreme Court Justice With All-Female Roster Of Law Clerks

A Supreme Court first by the newest Justice.

Christine Blasey Ford, Sally Quinn, And Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault

Fifty years ago, a young college student who would become one of the most influential women in Washington was sexually assaulted by a Senator. She didn’t come forward with her story for more than fifty years, and the reasons why strike close to what we’ve been talking about for three weeks now.

The Year Of The Political Women By The Numbers

A look at the numbers behind the influx of women into electoral politics this year.

2018 Set To Become The Year Of The Political Women

With the primaries over, we can say that it’s been quite a successful year for women in politics.

Les Moonves Out At CBS Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

The #MeToo movement brings down the head of a Fortune 500 company.

Sexism in Women’s Tennis?

Recent controversies over rules enforcement have some crying Foul!

Louis C.K.’s Awkward Comeback

The masturbator-harasser is doing stand-up again.

78,000 Transgender Americans Could Be Denied Voting Rights in 2018

A new study claims voter ID laws may disenfranchise the demographic, potentially swinging several Congressional races.

Federal Judge In Indiana Rules In Favor Of Transgender Student

Another Federal Judge has ruled in favor of a transgender student seeking the right to use the gender that conforms to the gender they identify with.

CBS Chairman And CEO Les Moonves Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

One of the biggest names in Hollywood stands accused of sexual misconduct by a number of women in yet another ground-breaking report by Ronan Farrow.

Another Poll Shows Majority Opposes Overruling Roe v. Wade

A fourth poll in less than a month shows that most Americans support keeping the rights protected in Roe v. Wade alive.

SCOTUS Strikes Down Law Requiring Crisis Pregnancy Centers To Provide Abortion Information

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down a California law requiring Crisis Pregnancy Centers to provide information about abortion.

Two Women Leave GOP Over Policy GOP Has Espoused 38 Years

A Republican organization dedicated to abortion rights is shutting down after 30 years, eight fewer than the Party has opposed them.

Honorifics, Gender, and Journalism

A seemingly innocuous change to a newspaper style guide has some significant implications.

Indiana Teacher Fighting Policy Requiring Calling Transgender Kids by Preferred Name

He thinks his Constitutional rights are being violated. They’re not.

Miss America Pageant Ends Swimsuit Competition

In what seems like an obvious response to the rise of the #MeToo movement and the cultural changes it has brought about, the Miss America pageant is making a major change.

Is The E.R.A. Really Just One State Away From Ratification? Maybe, Maybe Not.

Earlier this week, the Illinois legislature ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. What’s unclear is if this act has any meaning at all.

Harvey Weinstein Charged With Rape, Sexual Assault

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been charged with rape and sexual assault in a New York Court.

NY AG Eric Schneiderman Resigns After Sexual Assault Claims

The prosecutor who came to national prominence jumping on the #MeToo bandwagon has now been run over by it.

States Working To Chip Away At Abortion Rights While Trump Remakes The Judiciary

While the Trump Administration slowly tries to remake the Federal Judiciary, states are moving to pass radical new challenges to Roe v. Wade.

‘Boy Scouts’ Changing Name to ‘Scouts’

Now that girls are joining the Boy Scouts, the organization has quite reasonably changed its name accordingly.

Achieving Workplace Diversity

It takes a whole lot of work to net small gains for underrepresented groups.

Bill Cosby Found Guilty On Three Counts Of Sexual Assault

Marking the end of a long fall from grace, the man once known as “America’s Dad” has been found guilty on three counts of sexual assault.

Women Competing With Porn?

Maureen Dowd blames the Internet for women having sex with men they find unattractive.

Are Marriage Proposals Stupid?

The grand gesture may put undue pressure on women in making an important life decision.