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Can Ross Patterson's 'Romance Novel for Dudes' Fix America's Masculinity Problem?

The unlikely romance novelist says today's straight guys are embarrassing and should be more like gay men—and that his book will show them how.
Mitchell Sunderland
7.23.15
Books

Revisiting Michele Wallace's Essential Black Feminist Text 'Black Macho'

We talked to the influential critic about Black Macho, how the black patriarchy has been ignoring black women since the civil rights movement, and why young black feminists give her hope.
Gabby Bess
7.23.15
Stuff

Revisiting Michele Wallace's Essential Black Feminist Text 'Black Macho'

We talked to the influential critic about 'Black Macho,' how the black patriarchy has been ignoring black women since the civil rights movement, and why young black feminists give her hope.
Gabby Bess
7.22.15
Stuff

Men-Only Clubs Are Dated and Embarrassing

It's hard to believe that clubs that exclude women from membership still exist, but they do. Maybe a little gender mixing would be helpful at a time when the news is full of terrifying sexual assault allegations.
Merrill Markoe
12.1.14
Stuff

The Evolution of the Bitch

It used to be the ultimate insult, but today, the word "bitch" is said freely on TV shows and sung in songs on the radio. In a world of bad bitches and basic bitches alike, what the hell does "bitch" mean anymore?
Arielle Pardes
9.9.14
News

Offline Activism Is the Tricky Part for #YesAllWomen

Over the weekend, an offshoot of the American Revolutionary Communist Party organized a series of #YesAllWomen-based rallies in Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, and San Francisco. The tweets were better.
Jules Suzdaltsev
6.4.14