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Book News: J.K. Rowling Writes A New 'Harry Potter' Story

5 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: A first edition of Marx's Das Kapital has sold for $40,000; Katie Roiphe asks what would have happened if My Struggle were written by a woman.

Productive Paranoia

Katie Roiphe wonders whether we “thrive on anxiety”: Take Joan Didion, the patron saint of the stylishly anxious. She writes in a tone of near-constant neurotic jitteriness, and yet the world she so gorgeously, sensitively apprehends has its own incomparable charisma. She writes, “It will perhaps suggest the mood of those years if I tell you […]

NYU Professor: Marriage Shouldn't Matter So Much

NYU Professor Katie Roiphe idealizes the Dutch feminist culture that considers marriage unimportant and entirely unrelated to...

When Sexual Harassment Is Murky

Katie Roiphe digs into the saga of Colin McGinn, a philosophy professor (and multiple-time Poseur Alert nominee) who resigned this year from his tenured position at the University of Miami after a graduate student filed a report of sexual harassment against him: One of the reasons I think people revel so much in the downfall of […]

Today’s #Slatepitch: Is Sexual Harassment Really Sexual Harassment?

Katie Roiphe has a very lengthy piece on Colin McGinn, which protestations-too-much that she basically supports contemporary sexual harassment policies aside is an apologia. The key problem with her argument is that in questioning whether McGinn was really guilty of sexual harassment she describes behavior as…sexual harassment. In particular, she seems not to understand that [...]

"It is ironic that Austen, the elegant, precise satirist that she was, should provoke this crude and unsophisticated and wild meanness."

"She was no stranger to anger, to simmering resentments and harsh judgments, to taking people down a notch, but her sentences were if anything the opposite of 'a bomb was placed in front of your house.'" Writes Katie Roiphe in Slate,...Show More Summary

In Praise of Messy Katie Roiphe

As a writer who sometimes is accused of propagating unpopular opinions and indulging in contrarianism for the sake of attention and pageviews, it might not be surprising to hear that I quite adore Katie Roiphe, the cultural critic and...Show More Summary

The only writer keeping the wild spirit of bohemianism alive today is Katie Roiphe, who once saw a f

The only writer keeping the wild spirit of bohemianism alive today is Katie Roiphe, who once saw a fight. Read more...

Claire Messud's Interview Highlights Sexism Against Female Authors, Characters, and Actually All Women

2 years agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Katie Roiphe thinks that some women writers are too quick to call "sexism" in interviews. We're not so sure.

First instinct of her generation

Claire Messud’s impatience with an interviewer from Publishers Weekly who asked it she’d want to be friends with her own main character caused a stir, but nowhere more so than at Slate, where Katie Roiphe attributed Messud’s impatience...Show More Summary

Leave No Strawfeminist Unburned

I guess on one level it’s hard to blame Katie Roiphe for relying on the same tired schtick for decades since it still pays well, but Jesus enough already. Not that “allow me to attack an argument that isn’t being made in order to tell lies about how sexism no longer exists” was even interesting [...]

More Speedboat

Katie Roiphe in Slate actually has a decent review of Speedboat. Though I think this is a bit of a straw man: It might also be worth distinguishing for a moment Adler’s blend of irony from our currently debased, sloppy irony, the kind popular websites traffic in, and the default setting for certain kinds of public discourse. Show More Summary

“Only Ugly Women Become Lawyers”: What Friedan Changed

“We live in a world that’s been so transformed by this book and by the movement that followed it, and it’s hard for those of us born after it came out to imagine those days at all,” Katie Roiphe said Wednesday night, at the New America Foundation’s loftlike event space in SoHo. Show More Summary

Book Review: “Vagina” by Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf is a well-established third-wave feminist known for her book The Beauty Myth. In 2012, she came out with a new biography centered both in and around her lady parts. The book was not well received. Katie Roiphe of Slate said of Vagina that, “I doubt the most brilliant novelist in the world could have created a more skewering satire of Naomi Wolf’s...

Katie Roiphe: Internet Infidelity is Lame Compared To Straight-Up Extramarital Banging

Our very own wealthy, psuedo-intellectual Brooklyn-brownstone-dwelling polemic feminist (although, who knows, she might rankle at the label of "feminist") Katie Roiphe's latest piece on Slate, primarily addresses this much passed-around NYT article and the nuances of Facebook flirtations. See, KT thinks it's worse than old-timey cheating. More »

Jim Downs: Who Is Still Afraid of Katie Roiphe?

In response to the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey, Roiphe gained national prominence in 2012 with a Newsweek cover story about why sadomasochism is a feminist dream. The story went viral, and many feminists again called for her to be tied up and gagged.

Katie Roiphe tries to fathom the depths of why she's buying really expensive shoes.

She writes about herself in the second person saying things like: You have read Adorno. You are able to think critically about your desire for the shoes. Furthermore, you have a healthy class-hatred for people who dress habitually in clothes from this store... And: If you do walk out with the shoes... Show More Summary

Mitt Romney Is Dolores Umbridge?

Writing at Slate, Katie Roiphe describes watching the final presidential debate with her nine-year-old daughter, who “views the world entirely through the lens of Harry Potter” and has a fresh take on the nature of Mitt Romney’s villainy: “He’s...Show More Summary

The AfterEllen.com Huddle: #sorrylesbians

2 years agoLGBT / Lesbian : After Ellen

Tags: The AfterEllen.com Huddle AfterEllen Huddle lesbian stereotypes This week on Twitter the hashtag #sorryfeminists was trending after a New York Times editor joked she was sorry for calling controversial writer Katie Roiphe sexy. Feminists...Show More Summary

Deborah Needleman Sparks Twitter Rage

2 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Deborah Needleman just learned the hard way to think before you tweet. Needleman was plugging an appearance by Katie Roiphe, when things went horribly wrong: Naturally women — and some men — didn’t appreciate Needleman seemingly perpetuating...Show More Summary

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