Our inherited biases about who should write what live deeper than most of us realize or want to acknowledge.
Busting Broncos and the Patriarchy
After nearly a century of being denied the opportunity, women are riding bucking broncos in American rodeo once again, and regaining the respect they deserve.
How a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Smashed the Gender Divide in American High Schools
Journalist and documentarian — and Stuyvesant High School alumna — Laurie Gwen Shapiro profiles Alice de Rivera, whose 1969 case challenging Stuyvesant to open its enrollment to girls led to so many other male-only secondary schools and colleges to abandon gender-based exclusion.
The 17-Year Itch
In this personal essay, Laura Jean Baker finds that being a feminist married to a progressive man isn’t a fail-safe against sexism occasionally intruding in their marriage.
Nina Simone’s Three Years of Freedom
At Guernica, Katherina Grace Thomas turns a lens on the years Nina Simone spent in Liberia in the mid-1970s.
The High Price of Breaking Ground
McMahon hired her in 1997, and Chyna became the first woman to battle male wrestlers in the WWF ring, much to the chagrin of many fans, who protested Chyna’s presence by throwing batteries at her and spreading nasty rumors. (One was that she had the world’s largest clit; another, that she had a penis.) But […]
California Defends Itself
Alexander Nazaryan details the many ideological and legal fronts on which California and President Trump clash, and the ways Californians are resisting and preparing for future federal incursions.
Breaking Cycling’s Boy’s Club
Bike mechanics have historically been a mostly male group, but a group of Canadian women is changing that and increasing access for female cyclists.
Strange Women: Vancouver’s Female Punk Visionaries
Connie Kuhns’s spotlight on revolutionary female musicians who creates Vancouver’s underground music scene was a National Magazine Award finalist.
The Unsung Women of Rock and Roll
The sensitivity of male egos, the demands of motherhood, and the general disdain for female ambition made loneliness the likely lot of the chick singer. For the young, female rock-and-roll fan, the arm of a male musician might have seemed more welcoming. Girlfriends and wives appeared as fairy-tale heroines who held royal sway in the […]