Based in New york, covering womEn, culture and media.

On Brett Kavanaugh's Path to Power, Women Are Collateral Damage

On Brett Kavanaugh's Path to Power, Women Are Collateral Damage

A personal essay about Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

“The stories we’re hearing about Kavanaugh suggest that a background that once all but promised access to the upper echelons of power (private school, Ivy League fraternity, Ivy League law school, prestigious internships) now gives us pause. Ford’s allegations—and, now, Deborah Ramirez’s—diverge from #MeToo and Anita Hill in that they’re not about men holding women back with sexual harassment. They’re about the way men accumulate power before they even enter the workplace: the conveyor belt of entitlement that tricks men into thinking they “deserve” the things that come to them, from drunk girls to pretty clerks to top jobs.”

Can We Joke About Body Image?

Can We Joke About Body Image?

The Age of the MSNBC Mom

The Age of the MSNBC Mom