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Subject to Debate

Katha Pollitt

Traveling in South Africa, you learn that one great thing about the country is that no one engages in small talk.

Young feminists aren't disdaining the movement, they're claiming it—but they want a bigger place in it.

Literary taste-making can't be the one place in America where gendered expectations play no role.

In Germany, a strong social safety net keeps people from plunging into the abyss. Why are we so averse to having that security in the United States?

The proposed cultural center in lower Manhattan has become the latest target of the right's all-out attack on the First Amendment.

Conservative housewives have the same desire for power and respect that liberal women do. No wonder women comprise half of the Tea Party movement.

Is our society on the verge of becoming a matriarchy? In your dreams.

Americans sacrifice to pay for a militarized, increasingly unequal society. Is it any wonder that people respond to calls for selflessness with defensiveness and cynicism?

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Katha Pollitt
Katha Pollitt is well known for her wit and her keen sense of both the...

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