Are Men Becoming the Weaker Sex?

My dad was pretty proud when he sent a mass email to all my siblings about a recent study that shows that Millennial men today are physically weaker than their dads. While I don’t know if this study pertains to my three athletic brothers (one of which is a nationally ranked junior racquetball player), it … Continued

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Women, Calculus, and the Gender Discrimination Claims that Don’t Add Up

A recent study may provide insight into why college women are more likely than men to leave science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) majors, and what could be done to solve this problem. Researchers discovered that first-year calculus class leads many students—but particularly women—to drop out of STEM. Why are women more likely to make … Continued

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Why We Should Stop Obsessing about Women and Leadership

For a majority of the past twenty years, the U.S. Secretary of State has been a woman. Over that same period of time, women have served as president of Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Penn, Brown, Duke, and other elite universities. Since 2014, the chairman of the Federal Reserve—arguably the world’s single most important economic policymaker—has been … Continued

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Why are Modern Women Angry?

Does having too many choices, and too much freedom, contribute to intense dissatisfaction? Are modern people, particularly women, angry because our culture of self-affirmation and abundance has left them feeling unsatisfied? That women are less happy today is not just anecdotal. In 2009 the US National Bureau of Economic Research found that since World War … Continued

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Elocution Lessons: Yet Another Tool of the Patriarchy?

“Like, omigod! People are so, like, rude and sexist.” Is it sexism that makes me want to stick a knitting needle down my ear canal every time I find myself at school pickup standing within earshot of the Lululemon-wearing mom who speaks with the rising intonation and vocal fry of a teenager? Perhaps my urge … Continued

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All the Single (Centenarian) Ladies

For centuries, humankind has tried to divine the secret of longevity. Is it genetic? Environmental? Does it have something to do with having a positive attitude about life? According to a 109-year-old Scottish woman, the answer is simple: “Eat your porridge and avoid men.” She might be on to something. Although the Scottish woman died … Continued

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The Politicization of Childbirth

At thirty-seven-weeks pregnant with my first child I did something almost unthinkable to my obstetrician (OB): I decided to switch care providers to a midwife practice that delivers out of a local hospital. After nine months and dozens of appointments with doctors, I rolled the dice, not because I had an overwhelming faith in my … Continued

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Want to See Women’s Equality? Look to Jazz

Because liberals appear to have a psychological imperative to pursue social causes, it’s very rare that they will admit that a social problem has been solved. People have an innate need to feel virtuous, and when your concept of virtue is tied not to personal achievement and decency but to perfecting the world, it’s hard … Continued

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