Anna Nordburg / Slate
"Why has this framing device—using a murder mystery as a vehicle to explore stories about women and mothers—become so ubiquitous? Is it just the cold hard math that complex, layered stories about women need a murder to sell the plot, a sort of “come for the crime and stay for the drama” approach? Or is that the conventions of the detective show allow a different kind of freedom, a subversive lens to tell women-centered stories?"
Abigail Covington / Slate
The co-directors of a new docuseries explain how the literary icon embodied both toxic masculinity and gender fluidity.
Alex Kirschner / Slate
Men’s and women’s sports have received different treatment for as long as they have existed. This isn’t the result of neglect but of a series of deliberate choices by the NCAA and its member schools, who shield each other from accountability.
Rachelle Hampton / Slate
Changes in dress codes and fashion law tend to emerge during periods of intense social change. It makes sense, then, that these dress codes often police expressions of sexuality or attempt to create visual boundaries between racial, religious, class, and gender categories.
Unemployment statistics don’t tell the whole story.
Christina Cauterucci / Slate
Wednesday’s siege loudly named and further entrenched the Republican Party as the party of white supremacy and male entitlement. It was performed on behalf of Trump, who rose to power on a wave of anger at women and people of color in positions of authority.
and RACHELLE HAMPTONChristina CauterucciJulia Craven / Slate
"What I’ve seen over and over is white liberals publicly posting this effusive praise for Black women but whenever those Black women disagree with them on something, it’s suddenly crickets."
ANNA GIFTY OPOKU-AGYEMAN and DOMINIC RUSSEL / Slate
Female commenters were more likely to identify sexism and misogyny in the article as compared with male commenters. Male readers, even if they disagreed with Epstein’s opinion, often didn’t interpret it as inherently sexist, instead focusing on other aspects of the piece.