The Political-Knowledge Gender Gap
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the June 17, 1996, issue of National Review magazine. We are bringing this piece out from the archives in remembrance of Kate O’Beirne, the former Washington Editor of National Review.
As the world knows, women’…
Christina Hoff Sommers on the Hijacking of Feminism
Just as the Civil Rights movement morphed into a toxic mutation that runs almost completely contrary to the ideals of the original, so has feminism. The Civil Rights movement used to stress the need for legal equality so each individual …
Perils of the Gender Trap
You see a pair of laughing eyes,
and suddenly you’re sighing sighs.
You’re thinking nothing’s wrong,
you string along, boy, then snap.
Those eyes, those sighs,
they’re part of the tender trap.
— “The Tender Trap,” sung …
The Women’s Strike Tests How Far Feminism Can Stretch
New York City — On Wednesday, Linda Sarsour and other activists were arrested for barring entry to the Trump Hotel at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. Their act of civil disobedience was part of the “A Day Without a Woman” strike …
A Stupid Time to Be Alive, Part 1,098,678
From the Washington Post:
The “Day Without a Woman” strike on Wednesday may mean a day with fewer smiles.
While not every one plans to skip work, many who want to show solidarity with the growing feminist movement said they …
A Way to Actually Help Women on International Women’s Day
Organizers of the Women’s March are calling on women to strike on March 8, International Women’s Day. Originally called International Working Women’s Day, it traditionally celebrates women’s achievements in politics, the workplace, and society.
Before we have …
The Embarrassing Confusion of the ‘Women’s Strike’
What if you held a giant international women’s strike and nobody showed up?
Well, let’s scrap that question. The whole point of a strike, to be fair, is for no one to show up — at least not at …
No, the Future Is Not Female
On Tuesday, after a month of quasi-hibernation, Hillary Clinton emerged from the political wilderness to give her first video address since the inauguration of her always-colorful nemesis, Donald Trump. It was a golden opportunity to show grace, introspection, and clarity. …
A Really Tedious Book about a Really Good Day
It’s been more than a decade since lawyer and author Ayelet Waldman confessed, in an essay in the New York Times, that she loved her husband, novelist Michael Chabon, more than her kids, and enjoyed a happy marriage and …
Women’s March Morphs into Intersectional Torture Chamber
It’s almost impossible to throw a good old-fashioned protest march these days. Sure, it might seem simple: Choose a cause, set up a website, and get a bunch of moderately vexed, rightly concerned, permanently enraged, or even slightly bored …
Feminism Has a Ferocity Problem
Let’s imagine a person — let’s call this person “Pat” — with the following characteristics. Pat is extremely aggressive and extremely ambitious and doesn’t take crap from anybody. If somebody punches Pat, then Pat punches back twice …
The Radicalism of ‘Equal Pay Day’
Equal Pay Day, which publicizes the 80 cents earned by women for every dollar earned by men, lost some steam once critics began pointing out that even its promoters pay their female employees less than their male employees. Perhaps most effective …
Wonder Woman Absolutely Should Not Have Armpit Hair, Sorry
Wonder Woman doesn’t even come out until June, but people are already complaining that the movie is not feminist enough, because the superhero is conforming to unrealistic, patriarchal beauty standards by not having visible armpit hair.
The trailer for …
Those participating in yesterday’s “strike” — the international “Day without a Woman” — rode a wave of renewed feminist momentum that has swept the country in the wake of January’s women’s marches. In fact, the U.S. …
Feminism’s Dreadful Life Advice
How do we solve a problem like modern feminism? As I’ve long argued, it offers little more than a long, drawn-out, decidedly un-fun handbook for ruining your life.
Don’t believe me? Witness the latest victim in this long-running …
Why Karlie Kloss Was Accused of ‘Cultural Appropriation’ for a Vogue Photoshoot
Last week, Elizabethtown College Democrats handed out white puzzle-piece pins to students as a way to remind them of their “white privilege.” Well, those students ought to send supermodel Karlie Kloss a whole suitcase full of those pins — although after …
Editor’s Note: We honor our late former colleague, D. Keith Mano, by sharing over the next weeks several of his acclaimed columns, which were published in National Review every fortnight from 1972 to 1989. The following piece was first published in the …
Audi: The Car for the Unhappy Woman
Here is the text of the Audi Super Bowl ad, delivered by a male voice in grave tones:
“What do I tell my daughter?
“Do I tell her that her grandpa is worth more than her grandma?
“That her dad …
The Top Five Worst Speeches at the Women’s March on Washington
The women’s march on Washington on Saturday garnered a great deal of media attention, but the speeches that were given do not seem likely to persuade those who are not true-blue progressives. The march featured celebrity polemics worthy of …
Dear Feminists, ‘Male Vulnerability’ Isn’t a Virtue
Here we go again. Another new year, another effort to make men vulnerable. This time it’s the “Men’s Project” at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Available only to “men-identified” students, its goal is to “create a sense of security …