Are Women Capable of Becoming Navy SEALs?

In a pivotal scene in the 1997 movie, G. I. Jane, Lieutenant Jordan O’Neal, the fictional first woman accepted into Navy SEAL training (played by Demi Moore), stands in the courtyard of the Naval Special Warfare Training Center and stares down the bell. All SEAL trainees are told repeatedly the bell can make it all … Continued

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The Body Positivity Movement is Wrong. Not Every Woman Looks Great in a Bikini

It’s summer—which means it’s the season for women who look terrible in bikinis to flood the Internet with photos of themselves wearing bikinis and looking terrible. Case in point: Fifty-nine-year-old former British Vogue editor Alexandra Schulman’s now-famous August 9th vacation selfie featuring, well, plenty of Alexandra Schulman’s skin. She looked the way most women look … Continued

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Why is the Media Sympathetic Towards the Women of ISIS?

A young blonde girl of eighteen once joined a legion of women fighting for a cause, listing among her motivations the need for the “feminine ideal of nurturance.” Over the course of the next four years, she and her fellow female devotees to the cause would marry leaders of the cause, immerse themselves in its … Continued

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Why Women (and Men) Prefer to Have a Male Boss

Finally, an article in the Atlantic comes out and says it: Women generally can’t stand working for other women. For the past few years, at least as the mainstream media would have it, it was supposed to be a “myth” that women bosses made life more difficult for their subordinates than male bosses, or that … Continued

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Are Men Better than Women at Chess? Probably.

Women’s chess. It came as a surprise to me to learn that there actually is such a thing—just as there is women’s tennis, women’s basketball, women’s soccer, and women’s track and field. The reason? If there were no such thing as women’s chess, there would be next to no women playing championship chess. There would … Continued

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A Reminder from Science that Men and Women Are, In Fact, Different

Feminists love to dis “rom-coms”—the happy-ending “romantic comedy” movies that are not only targeted at women but also viewed almost exclusively by women, usually in the company of their women friends. Husbands and boyfriends are sometimes dragged along, but only when bribed: “I’ll trade you Bridesmaids for X-Men: First Class.” “You see Sex and the … Continued

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Why Are Millennial Women Doing Worse Than Their Mothers?

Women today have more rights and freedoms than ever before. Sure, things aren’t perfect, but women outnumber men in earning bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees; the number of women in Congress continues to grow; and seventy countries have had a female leader. So why are millennial women not doing as well as their mothers? A … Continued

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When Will Liberals Learn that Women Know How to Vote for Themselves?

One would think that after losing not one, not two, but four special elections since Donald Trump won the White House in November, Democrats would begin to consider the fact that their strategy needs work. Before the latest race, a special House election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district to replace Tom Price, who was tapped … Continued

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Why Emotionally Abusive Women Are Given a Pass in Pop Culture

Cultural commentary is usually interesting because it’s easy to relate to. Even if you don’t agree with the author’s conclusion or any soft political message, you recognize the scenes and situations that the writer describes. Yet as I read Karen Rinaldi’s article in Motto (an online project of Time), I thought she must live on … Continued

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What “A Day Without a Woman” Reveals About Childcare in the U.S.

“Domestic work makes all other work possible.” This statement from the United Nations’ “Progress of the World’s Women” released last year has a lot of truth to it. If there’s no one to watch the children—whether it’s a parent or another caregiver—no one can go out into the world and be productive. But if we … Continued

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