The Best of the Reckoning
The most searing, honest, forceful, precise, paradigm-shifting writing on sexual harassment this year.
“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.
My 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.
“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.
George H.W. Bush Groped Me, TooIt was during an April 2014 photo op, and later I was asked to “be discreet.”
Harvey Weinstein’s Biggest Enabler?A culture that assumes sexual harassment is simply how the world works.
Is It Time to Change the Definition of “Woman”?How dictionaries are keeping track of the fraught, fast-evolving conversation around the language of gender.
The Racists of OkCupid Don’t Usually Carry Tiki TorchesHow will banning vocal white supremacists really make dating sites safer?
Pro-Women. Pro-Republican. Anti-Trump.They stumped for Hillary. Now they want to change their party from within.
The 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.
What It TakesO’Reilly, Ailes, Cosby, Trump: Three alleged sexual predators found disgrace. A fourth became president. What made the difference?
Against 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.
Made 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.
The Other Women Harmed by a Trump PresidencyFor those who care about international women’s rights, the best-case scenario is benign neglect.
“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.
Donald Trump in the Post-Weinstein AgeWhat it would look like if all the sexual misconduct allegations against the president had come out today.
We’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.
The Confidante’s DilemmaWhat to do if a co-worker who suffers sexual harassment asks you to keep it secret?
“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.
Warring CampsWhy there’s never been more rancor between the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts organizations.
“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.
Ivanka 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.
When 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.
Waiting 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.
What Will Happen to Title IX Under Trump?Obama strengthened protections for sexual assault victims and trans students. Trump could undo all that.