2. A man should be moral, but women should be moral as well… [They] should not laugh loudly in front of all the world and should preserve [their] decency at all times.

  3. All of this reinforces the fact that abortion opponents will have to make the procedure all but illegal before the legal abortion rate will fall dramatically. In economic terms, abortion is inelastic — unaffected by price. Unfortunately, what’s about to happen in Texas won’t just increase the cost, it will make abortions nearly impossible to obtain.

    Why Texas’ abortion rates aren’t falling as quickly as everyone expected

    It’s not the first time a barrage of anti-abortion legislation hasn’t had the desired effect


  4. Yes, there is a distinction between criminal acts and violations of the league’s proscribed rules, rules that carry specific — if arbitrary — punishments. But if the justification for punishing each kind of off-field crime is that it’s necessary to defend the game’s “integrity” and ensure players act as role models, then the league is putting these disparate crimes under the same moral rubric.

    Ray Rice and the NFL’s insanely inconsistent discipline problem

    Rice’s laughable two-game suspension underscores the league’s capricious handling of its players’ crimes


  5. Robespierre, who is also the primary screenwriter of her directorial debut, makes the wise choice of not turning Donna’s pregnancy into some kind of special case that might justify abortion to people who are wishy-washy on the issue… The message is clear: Women should be able to experiment sexually without having to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term.

  6. This isn’t about rules or checklists, but rather a reminder that young women’s ability to wear whatever they want does not actually mean that they are really dressing the way they want. The culture they are surrounded by is working hard and fast against them, and the choice between skimpy and modest is no choice at all.

  7. Why was I so willing to put it all behind me, to think that just because I didn’t experience any residual trauma, that the situation didn’t merit rage, or even a memory? It’s disturbing how easy it is for all women, even feminist writers like myself, to accept a status quo where such incidents are easily forgotten and brushed aside.
    — Too many women have close-call assault stories. Here’s what I learned from mine.

  8. The fact is, there is something inherently unwise, and kind of 1-percent, about relying on such a small group of women to make the big changes that benefit us all. With women making up 60 percent of the minimum-wage workforce and 73 percent of tipped workers, there are more urgent needs than better female representation on the board.

  9. Sexism in sports is so pervasive that it becomes background noise to us that we don’t even notice until something outrageous happens. Although female athletes certainly have more opportunities compared to 50 years ago, male athletes still receive the majority of resources, money, and media coverage

    3 lies we tell ourselves about women’s sports

    How do we change the culture of women’s sports? By finally having an honest conversation about it.


  10. Sexist postcards (from 100 years ago)

    Be warned: You will cringe


  11. The important question concerning Hollywood’s imbalance is not whether good things are happening — they are — but whether each advancement inspires the developmental change necessary to make the numbers reflect the financial and creative strides being made in the industry. In 2014, people talk about the imbalance — but it will only matter if the powers that be start listening to the ever-rising voices of discontent.

    5 years of Girls on Film

    A look at the ongoing evolution of femme-centric film in culture and Hollywood


  12. Girls on Film: Aspiring female filmmakers need male mentors, too

     There’s no reason to keep pushing women to want to direct if they’re just going to have to fight for scraps once they get there.