The Best of the Reckoning

The most searing, honest, forceful, precise, paradigm-shifting writing on sexual harassment this year.

Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PM“I Always Felt Weird Around Him After That”Fifty-six people shared stories of the “gray area” sexual encounters they can’t forget—and grappled with what harassment means to them.
Dec. 5 2017 12:53 PMThe Upside of Office Flirtation?I’m living it.
Nov. 30 2017 5:55 AMMy Wide-Eyed Feminism Didn’t Prepare Me for ThisI’m just starting my career and the “post-Weinstein” moment has shattered everything I thought I knew about the working world.
Nov. 2 2017 4:22 PM“There’s This Gap Between Your Values and Lived Reality”Former New Republic editor Franklin Foer on processing and learning from the Leon Wieselter sexual harassment allegations.
Oct. 26 2017 7:41 PMGeorge H.W. Bush Groped Me, TooIt was during an April 2014 photo op, and later I was asked to “be discreet.”
Oct. 11 2017 3:55 PMHarvey Weinstein’s Biggest Enabler?A culture that assumes sexual harassment is simply how the world works.
Sept. 29 2017 3:59 PMIs It Time to Change the Definition of “Woman”?How dictionaries are keeping track of the fraught, fast-evolving conversation around the language of gender.
Aug. 24 2017 2:51 PMThe Racists of OkCupid Don’t Usually Carry Tiki TorchesHow will banning vocal white supremacists really make dating sites safer?
June 15 2017 9:00 AMPro-Women. Pro-Republican. Anti-Trump.They stumped for Hillary. Now they want to change their party from within.
May 8 2017 5:57 AMThe Battle Over Susan B. AnthonyBehind a quiet house museum are anti-abortion activists with a mission: to claim America’s most famous historical feminist as their own.
April 21 2017 6:51 PMWhat It TakesO’Reilly, Ailes, Cosby, Trump: Three alleged sexual predators found disgrace. A fourth became president. What made the difference?
April 6 2017 8:59 AMAgainst SpankingStacey Patton, author of a new book about black America’s relationship with corporal punishment, says it’s time to understand it as abuse, not mere discipline.
March 6 2017 5:45 AMMade in the USAAmericans may think of International Women’s Day as a sentimental export from abroad—but this week’s global strike is a throwback to its real history.
Feb. 9 2017 3:27 PMThe Other Women Harmed by a Trump PresidencyFor those who care about international women’s rights, the best-case scenario is benign neglect.
Jan. 27 2017 6:50 PM“Hopefully This Will Be the Last March We Have to Have”Anti-abortion activists are feeling good about their chances.
Dec. 8 2017 5:12 PM“What Is Shameful Is How Long It Has Taken Congress to Catch Up”Talking to congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who has been fighting against sexual harassment her entire career.
Dec. 4 2017 12:17 PMDonald Trump in the Post-Weinstein AgeWhat it would look like if all the sexual misconduct allegations against the president had come out today.
Nov. 20 2017 6:00 PMWe’ve Got the ’70s-Style Rage. Now We Need the ’70s-Style Feminist Social Analysis.Amid the flood of stories about harassment and abuse, there’s been a strange scarcity of broader sociohistorical critique that explains how we got here.
Nov. 1 2017 6:35 PMThe Confidante’s DilemmaWhat to do if a co-worker who suffers sexual harassment asks you to keep it secret?
Oct. 16 2017 8:38 PM“I Don’t Think I Was Brave. I Was Angry.”One woman who spoke out about Trump’s alleged groping on what it’s like to watch his presidency—and how she feels about the fall of Harvey Weinstein.
Oct. 11 2017 5:55 AMWarring CampsWhy there’s never been more rancor between the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts organizations.
Sept. 14 2017 3:51 PM“An Example of the System Gone Awry”A University of Rochester professor’s alleged sexual harassment is highlighting the murkiness of campus policy on faculty-student relationships.
June 29 2017 9:00 AMReading the ResistanceHow book clubs—and the women who join them—are meeting the moment of Trump. 
June 7 2017 9:01 AMBad News: We’re SexistNew data show how sexism played a role in Donald Trump’s election.
May 2 2017 5:17 PMIvanka Trump’s New Book Exploits and Cheapens FeminismIn her world, the possibilities for working women are endless—so long as they have full-time household help.
April 7 2017 4:12 PMHillary Clinton Is Not Going AwayGood.
April 4 2017 5:55 AMWhen Does Life Begin? It’s Not So Simple.Fetal personhood bills are gaining steam—but many religious and scientific ethicists, as well as women, see the path to personhood as a gradual one.
March 2 2017 2:02 PMWaiting for ICE to StrikeAn American college student knows her parents could be deported any day—and if they are, she’ll need to leave to take care of her family.
Feb. 2 2017 5:02 PMWhat Will Happen to Title IX Under Trump?Obama strengthened protections for sexual assault victims and trans students. Trump could undo all that.
Jan. 22 2017 6:05 PMA Trump Family PageantOn Inauguration Day, America got an unsettling portrait of the smug, white, privileged blended clan now anchoring the White House.