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September 17, 2020
Melania Trump Really Doesn’t Care
A new book by her ex–best friend shows how the first lady sold her soul.
May 21, 2019
Conservatives’ Real Fight Is for the Future of the Family
As misogyny and white supremacy are making a frightening comeback, conservatives have been emboldened to relitigate basic assumptions about women’s equality.
Nicole Sussner Rodgers
February 14, 2019
Love in the Time of Apartheid
For Palestinians like my fiancée and me, falling in love means scaling walls and defying occupation.
November 21, 2018
How the ‘Natural Family’ Movement Brought Its War of Values to the Balkans
Populist leaders with an increasingly autocratic bent are finding that it pays to jump on this ultraconservative bandwagon.
March 23, 2018
My Wife Resents Cooking Family Dinner, but I Work Longer Hours. What’s Fair?
And a professor asks about helping younger, indebted colleagues.
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November 2, 2017
About Half of US States Set No Minimum Age for Marriage
If you thought child marriage didn’t exist in the United States, think again.
October 20, 2016
How (Not) to Fake Your Own Death
is a brilliant series of entertaining character reports, but her telling of what all the deceit and deletions add up to is unconvincing.
August 19, 2016
Inequality Has Gotten So Bad That We’re Offshoring Our Grandparents
Americans can’t afford to retire in the United States, so many are moving south of the border, trading one form of inequity for another.
August 31, 2015
Feminism Does Not Depend on Whether You Take Your Husband’s Name
Changing your name is not a feminist act. At the same time, you have not betrayed feminism if you change your name.
August 17, 2015
The Dread of Loneliness
Self-definition and equality in
Obergefell v. Hodges