Why are Feminists So Eager to Criticize Other Women?

First-wave feminism was about getting women the vote. Second-wave feminism was about getting women out of their homes and into the job market, whether they liked it or not—and also about getting them out of their marriages, or maybe out of marriage altogether, as what could be a more soul-killing patriarchal institution? Third-wave feminism was … Continued

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Can Santa Claus Survive Our Hi-Tech Age?

With a wave from his sled at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Santa Claus has come to towns across America. Belief in Santa continues to thrive, despite the internet spoiling the myth for children everywhere far more efficiently than “that kid” ever could. Even so, the fear of technology destroying Santa Claus is a concern for … Continued

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The Problem with Robot Therapists

Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book, Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat, will be published January 8, 2018. Is something bothering you? Do you have a problem you need to discuss or just a complaint to get off your chest? Are you afraid your mother will lecture you? Is your best … Continued

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Are a Protective Father and a Sexual Harasser Equally Sexist?

In light of the recent #MeToo movement of women claiming to have experienced sexual harassment or assault—a movement whose members TIME magazine just collectively named its Person of the Year—one would think that Americans had united behind a crystal-clear moral perspective on such behavior. One would think that this perspective would recognize the obvious difference … Continued

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Life, Love, and the Meaning of Family in ‘Far From the Tree’

If you need to buy a gift for a teenager or young adult this Christmas, pick up Far from the Tree by Robin Benway. The novel won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in mid-November, but don’t buy it because a gold sticker adorns the book’s front cover. Buy it because the story … Continued

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Can We Improve the Way the Legal System Deals with Predatory Men?

Men aren’t looking too great right now. While obviously not all men are sexual predators and should be innocent until proven guilty (because there are some women who make up rape cases—remember the infamous Rolling Stone rape article?), it’s disheartening to hear more and more of these stories of sexual harassment and assault in the … Continued

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When Women Keep Their Maiden Names, Does it Emasculate Men?

When it comes to gender norms in America, the times they are a changin’. One of the signs of this is the decline in the number of women changing their names after marriage. Recent surveys suggest that thirty percent of married American women either combine their names with their husbands’ names, or never change their … Continued

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Why Christians Shouldn’t Let Go of Christmas

Earlier this year, conservative author Rod Dreher called for Christians to stage a “strategic withdrawal” from the secular world in order to preserve their values in a culture that is increasingly hostile to faith. He described this as “the Benedict option.” Now, an Irish priest has proposed a sort of Benedict option for the holiday … Continued

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Navigating the New Normal After #MeToo

Matt Lauer of NBC’s Today show was the latest high profile man to lose his job over credible allegations of sexual misconduct at work. By the time this is published, there likely will be more. Many women have found their voices and Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, and others are unemployed due … Continued

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