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Review: In ‘Athena,’ Two Teenage Fencers Parry Ordinary Life

Photo Abby Awe, left, fences with Julia Greer in “Athena,” a new play by Gracie Gardner. The fierce and lovely comedy runs through March 3...

A Female Composers’ Competition Announces Its First Winners

Photo Emma O’Halloran is a winner of the first Hildegard Competition. Credit Courtesy of National Sawdust National Sawdust, the performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, announced...

Google Legally Fired Diversity Memo Author, Labor Agency Says

Photo James Damore was fired from Google after writing a contentious memo on gender issues in the workplace. Credit Jason Henry for The New York...

If a Law Bars Asking Your Past Salary, Does It Help...

But the consequences may not be as clear when it comes to salary history. Some academic evidence suggests that the new laws may help...

Children’s Book Industry Has Its #MeToo Moment

Some of the accused included well-known writers whose books are found on recommended reading lists at school and library shelves across the country. Among...

Modern Love: How ‘Lolita’ Freed Me From My Own Humbert

So in whichever hotel room we were staying that night (with me tucked into bed, conned out of clothes), he tossed me the forbidden...

Lena Dunham Says She Had Hysterectomy After Endometriosis

Advertisement The actress and writer Lena Dunham said in an essay published on Wednesday that she had a hysterectomy last fall at age...

Former Employee Sues Vice, Claiming It Pays Women Less

When VICE hired me in 2014 they offered $35K, which I negotiated to $40K. For months I was practically the only staff writer (+...

Notes on Culture: The Irony of Pastels

Photo Will Cotton’s “Candy Clouds (Hannah),” 2008. Credit Oil on linen, copyright Will Cotton, courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery, New York Last September, an earthquake...

American Fertility Is Falling Short of What Women Want

Advertisement America’s fertility is in precipitous decline. Our team of forecasters at Demographic Intelligence projects 3.84 million births in 2017, down from about...

At New York Fashion Week, 48 Hours With Prabal Gurung

Slide Show In the Studio (and Backstage) With Prabal Gurung CreditEli Schmidt It was a dreary late Saturday morning in New York, but Prabal Gurung’s garment district...

Girls Who Code at Fashion Week

Ms. Zhang, a Parsons graduate from Qingdao, China, who won the Kering Empowering Imagination award in 2014 and worked at Christopher Kane and Nike,...

Take a Number: Herpes Is Slowly Retreating, but the Infection Remains...

According to a report published on Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics, 48 percent of Americans aged 14 to 49 are infected...

Welcoming a Black Female Composer Into the Canon. Finally.

Born to a middle-class family in Little Rock, Ark. — her father was the city’s first black dentist, and the governor was said to...

Doritos for Women? Not a Real Thing, Company Now Says

We already have Doritos for women — they’re called Doritos, and they’re loved by millions.i'm still laughing about lady doritos because i don't know...

The Sweet Spot: Do I Hate My Mom, or My Face?

Photo Credit Heidi Younger Dear Sugars, I’m a 50-year-old professional woman. I’ve been married to a wonderful man for the last 25 years. We have three...

How Silicon Valley Came to Be a Land of ‘Bros’

What happened in the 1960s and 1970s was that the industry was exploding and was starved for talent. There just weren’t enough people to...

Even in Family-Friendly Scandinavia, Mothers Are Paid Less

Advertisement Scandinavia is supposed to be a family-friendly paradise. We imagine fathers and mothers spending their children’s early months together at home. Then...

Critic’s Notebook: The Rise of the Social Media Fembot

Poppy’s YouTube videos have been viewed more than 257 million times, and now her persona is permeating the culture: She’s logged a “Today” show...

What We Talk About When We Talk About Pay Inequity

Early last month, Debra Messing and Eva Longoria chastised E! on the Golden Globes red carpet for paying Catt Sadler, the former co-host of...

First Female Editor of Bild, Influential German Tabloid, Steps Down

Ms. Koch will leave her post on March 1, at which point Mr. Reichelt, 37, will take over her responsibilities. “When two people don’t harmonize...

Economic View: Why Women’s Voices Are Scarce in Economics

Among first-year doctoral students studying economics, the share was 32 percent in 2017 — barely changed from 33 percent in 2000, according to the...

A New Cocktail Conference With a Political Twist

But the three partners began making plans early last year, before any of those developments. “You know, the time has been right for this conversation...

More Girls Are Playing Football. Is That Progress?

But as a growing body of research suggests that youth tackle football is harmful to children’s brains, not everyone is cheering. “Why bring girls into...

Pelvic Massage Can Be Legitimate, but Not in Larry Nassar’s Hands

Unlike Dr. Nassar, practitioners of pelvic floor physical therapy always wear gloves, which prevent infections but also make patients more comfortable. They manipulate muscles...

The Cycle: Sex Hurts. Help!

It was one of those record-scratch freeze-frame moments, because I can almost guarantee that this man did not miss his calling in the pornography...

They Told the Women in Bahia They Couldn’t Drum. Try Telling...

Advertisement SALVADOR, Brazil — This northeastern Brazilian city is famous for its Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions; the internationally acclaimed bloco-afro band Olodum has broadcast...

They Told the Women in Bahia They Couldn’t Drum. Try Telling...

Advertisement SALVADOR, Brazil — This northeastern Brazilian city is famous for its Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions; the internationally acclaimed bloco-afro band Olodum has broadcast...

Grammys President Faces Backlash After Saying Women Need to ‘Step Up’

pic.twitter.com/BI861sjSZ4Another powerful woman, leading by example. We ALL have a responsibility to call out the absurd lack of equality everywhere we see it. I'm...

Naomi Alderman on the World That Yielded ‘The Power’

Ms. Alderman’s earlier works also found receptive audiences. Her 2006 novel, “Disobedience,” about the fallout when an Orthodox Jewish woman revives a romance with...

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