“Being in community with people and teaching and learning outside of the confines of our classroom: I still actually really believe in that.”
“What we build and how we build influences the kinds of families and relationships that we can have or can even imagine.”
The late literary scholar hoped the writings of older feminists in the academy would help younger women “name their anger and find companionship in enduring it.”
The explosion of porn signals the widespread uptake of questions of objectification, the politics of looking, and the relation between power and enjoyment.
Rather than try to kill his literary parents, Eugenides embraces as many of them as possible.
“There’s a passage early on in Book 2 that’s so smug, so macho (in a literary way), that’s so—ugh! I can’t explain it.”
When freedom will not arrive to us, can we get nearer to it?
How can experimental fiction help to democratize storytelling?
“There was something about the resilience of an organization like this. We are the longest-running feminist publishing house in the world.”
“Science is stronger if the community is diverse. And recent history supports that.”
#MeToo has revived an enduring feminist question: What do women want, and how can they get it?
Studying human evolution reveals that older women have always been essential to the surviving and thriving of the species.
“Although I was reluctant to generalize about women’s friendship, I was also thinking about a model that would counter the male model of friendship.”
Aging Americans are cared for by family members or low-paid nurses. Both lack support for their necessary work, which COVID-19 has only made harder.
Early manifestos honored a high-stakes feminist anger that swept through the writing. It burns and simmers even today.
What happens when a woman’s words are believed? And what doesn’t happen? Two years have passed since the viral hashtag #MeToo carried the intersectional movement to end sexual violence to a global ...
Margaret Atwood has argued that there is “within each utopia, a concealed dystopia; within each dystopia, a hidden utopia, if only in the form of the world as it ...
When in December I heard an interview with Greta Gerwig on All Things ...
Beginning at the end of the 1960s—in what we now call the start of the feminist Second Wave—women, especially black women, began making scholarly ...
“The” is a suspect word. It’s small and ubiquitous, but there’s something presumptuous about it. It aggrandizes and abstracts. Unlike “this” and “that,” which also indicate specificity (“this word,” ...