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Do Women Not Run for Office Because They're Scared of Being Judged?

Women who run for office are just as likely as men to win their races, and yet somehow women continue to be wildly outnumbered by men in public office. The reason is that women simply don’t run for office nearly as often as men, a discrepancy that attracts quite a bit of social science research. Show More Summary

When a Kid Is Sick, Why Is It Mom Who Stays Home? deputy editor Alexis Madrigal is getting much-deserved kudos for a post he wrote on Tuesday, “Two Working Parents, One Sick Kid.” In the piece, he described a familiar situation: Your kid is too sick for school or daycare, and one parent has to miss work to stay home. Show More Summary

Local Mom Decides Important Sports Case

The first thing that the New York Times wants you to know about Claudia Wilken is that she is a devoted parent. “For years, Claudia Wilken has been known in her neighborhood mostly as a familiar face at school meetings,” the Times’ John Branch begins. Show More Summary

John Oliver and Seth Meyers on Diversity in Late Night Writers' Rooms

Could things be getting slightly better on the diversity front when it comes to the coveted spots in late night comedy writers’ rooms? Seth Meyers, who has been hosting Late Night with Seth Meyers since February, was interviewed on Monday...Show More Summary

When the Illness You Live With Becomes Breaking News

It is jarring when a beloved celebrity dies of something you could possibly die of yourself—when all of a sudden everyone is talking about the illness you have, the one that they usually don’t want to talk about at all. The experience...Show More Summary

Dudes Say “Uh”; Ladies Say “Um”

This article originally appeared in Science of Us.

California School District Won't Use Sex Ed Textbook Because It Shows Sex Can Be Fun

Fremont Unified School District, which is located in California's Bay Area, has caved under pressure from conservative parents, at least temporarily, on the question of whether or not kids should learn about sex in sex ed. At issue is a textbook called Your Health Today, which was being taught to 9th graders in the area. Show More Summary

It's Time to Stop Shaming the Steubenville Rapists

In March of last year, Ma’lik Richmond and Trent Mays were found delinquent of raping a 16-year-old girl in the town of Steubenville, Ohio. This week, Richmond is back in the news. What did he do now? He served his time at a juvenile detention facility, re-enrolled in high school, and played some football. Show More Summary

Jezebel Staff Goes After Gawker for Ignoring Sexist Comments and Rape GIFs

Today, the staff of Jezebel posted an open letter to its parent company, Gawker Media, detailing the constant barrage of vile messages and graphic images that pop up in the comments sections beneath Jezebel posts, and begging the bosses, who have so far apparently been unmoved, to do something about it. Show More Summary

Guardian Columnist Gets Attacked for Suggesting Tampons Should Be Free

Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti kicked off the week with a provocative argument: In order to reduce the financial and social burden menstruation puts on women, "women’s feminine hygiene products should be free for all, all the time."...Show More Summary

April O'Neil Finally Gets Some Turtle Power of Her Own

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started as an elaborate joke. In 1983, comic artists Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird drew up some anthropomorphic, nun-chuck-toting, adolescent turtles, named them after Renaissance artists, placed them...Show More Summary

A Guide to Avoiding Benevolent Sexism

Gene Simmons, a man who became famous by painting his face and sticking his tongue out over loud bubblegum rock, is concerned about the decline of chivalry. During his stint as the male guest on the Fox News show Outnumbered, Simmons...Show More Summary

The Rise of the Ironic Man-Hater

Every month, the Misandrist Book Club convenes to further its secret man-hating agenda: Two dozen young professional women around the country read books by exclusively female authors—Judy Blume’s Just As Long As We’re Together, Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah—then chat about them on an email listserv. Show More Summary

The U.S. Won’t Sign a Treaty to Help Child Migrants Because Conservatives Want to Spank Their Kids

The United State's treatment of the influx of child migrants from Central America, an influx caused in part by young people fleeing violence, has exposed some serious problems with our country’s system of dealing with undocumented immigrants. Show More Summary

This Children's Book Will Turn Your Child Into a Sad, Meek, Boring Kid

Remember poor Curious George? How every time that “good little monkey” tried to have a little fun, he would get severely punished? Like, he’d walk up to a friendly stranger in the jungle and wind up smuggled across the ocean in a bag,...Show More Summary

Male Basketball Coach Says a Female Coach Could Never "Mold Boys Into Successful Men"

Yesterday, the San Antonio Spurs hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first female full-time member of an NBA coaching staff. But as the professional league makes gender progress, college basketball is slipping. According...Show More Summary

Evangelicals Are Standing Up to Their Own Sexist Leaders

Pastor Mark Driscoll of Seattle's Mars Hills Church has gained national notoriety for his sex-obsessed, hyper-masculinized take on Christianity that mostly serves to justify the desires of men who believe they are entitled to completely submissive wives. Show More Summary

Surrogacy Is a Mess

On December 23, 2013, a pair of fraternal twins were born to a Thai surrogate named Pattaramon Chanbua. The boy was born with Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect, according to the Associated Press. The girl was born healthy.Show More Summary

No, New York Post, Feminism Is Not Imploding

Naomi Schaefer Riley of the New York Post is excited, because she believes that feminism is finally, finally on its last legs. Her piece arguing this, titled “Scenes from the feminist implosion,” starts from a strange premise. RileyShow More Summary

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