If you hear a statistic, you will make up a story to go with it, because our brains are organized on narrative. And you may very well make up a wrong story because you only have one fact, which is a statistic.
How could you not love Norman Mailer? He was a total chauvinist, but also so vulnerable.
As long as working women also have to do the work of child and family care at home, they will have two jobs instead of one. Perhaps more important, children will grow up thinking that only women can be loving and nurturing, and men cannot.
I didn't go to school a full year until I was 11 or 12, so I lived in books. I really was an observer of life.
The Miss America Pageant reinforces a belief that women are merely how they look and how they please.
Perfectionism attaches to what is valued in the culture.
For twenty years, not a week went by when I wasn't on a plane.
People start to talk about post-racist, post-feminist. What does that mean? We're clearly not post either. Would you say post-democracy? Clearly we haven't reached true democracy yet.
Having one's traditional role questioned is not a very comfortable experience, perhaps especially for women, who have been able to remain children, and to benefit from work they did not and could not do.
Republicans may learn they can't appeal to right-wing patriarchs and most women at the same time.
If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?
The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary.
America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.
Girls actually need superheroes much more than boys.
In Sweden, both parents take care of the children.
Work is valued by the social value of the worker.
If I read the word 'problematize' one more time, I'm going to vomit.
If women have young children, they are one man away from welfare.