Naomi Schaefer Riley is a weekly columnist for the New York Post and a former Wall Street Journal editor and writer whose work focuses on higher education, religion, philanthropy and culture. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum.

Ms. Riley's writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the LA Times, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She appears regularly on FoxNews and FoxBusiness. She has also appeared on Q&A with Brian Lamb as well as the Today Show.

The Problem with the ‘Me Too’ Campaign

“Me too.” If your social media feeds have been filled with your friends writing this phrase, you may be wondering exactly what’s going on. You can blame Alyssa Milano. On Sunday the actress tweeted: “Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, … Continued


How to Make (and Keep) Friends Across the Political Aisle

Just how polarized are we as a country? The Pew Research Center revealed last week that Democrats and Republicans don’t have many friends of the opposite party. According to a new poll, 64 percent of Democrats and 55 percent of Republicans have just a few or zero close friends from across the political aisle. And … Continued


Where Were the Feminist Women Who Should Have Stopped Weinstein?

Forget waiting for Superman. I’m waiting for Wonder Woman. Since the various stories of Harvey Weinstein’s crimes and misdemeanors have appeared in the news this week, I keep looking for one in which a woman tells Weinstein to take a flying leap (or something a little more explicit) in a public place. I kept looking … Continued


Sorry, Ivanka. Kindergarteners Don’t Need to Learn to Code

Those who do not read what other people have said about the future are doomed to repeat the same silly ideas. Last week, Ivanka Trump announced that “coding truly is the language of the future” and wrote an op-ed for the New York Post explaining why kids as young as kindergarten need to spend more … Continued


Why are We Condescending to Indigenous People on Columbus Day?

If we could do it all over, things would be different. That seems to be Americans’ attitude toward the way we treated indigenous people. In a new survey by the polling firm YouGov, released in time for Columbus Day (now renamed Indigenous Peoples Day by various localities including, most recently, Los Angeles), Americans say that … Continued


If Gender is ‘Fluid,’ Why are Gender Reveal Parties So Popular?

It’s definitely a girl. Definitely. That’s what family and friends of Matt Ostergaard and Adrianna Zbik learned last week when Ostergard arranged for the 187-foot-tall SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to be lit up in pink for his child’s “gender reveal.” Amazingly, this was not the first Ferris wheel gender reveal. In the spring, … Continued


Trump’s Latest Victims: Adjunct Professors?

You know the myth that poverty causes radicalism? Liberals often trot it out when discussing Islamic terrorists: They kill because they’re poor and desperate and Western countries have made them that way. Never mind that the 9/11 hijackers were college educated and middle class. Or that according to one recent British study “youth, wealth, and … Continued


Now that She’s Pregnant, Should Khloé Kardashian Get Married?

In case you were expecting a shotgun Kardashian wedding, it’s not going to happen. “Khloé hasn’t typically cared about getting married before having a baby,” a source told Us Weekly. “She’s open to it but it’s not a prerequisite, to be married, before having kids.” Of course, in this way the Kardashians are more representative … Continued


Colonialism and the Hive Mind

When fifteen members of the editorial board of the journal Third World Quarterly resigned last week in the wake of the uproar over the publication of an article, “The Case for Colonialism,” it prompted a number of questions: Has the author been hiding under a rock for the past few years? Has he not noticed … Continued