Prejudice remains a huge social evil but evidence for harm caused by microaggression is incoherent, unscientific and weak
Who is a sportswoman?
Elite female athletes are subjected to invasive gender tests, and hormone treatments if they fail. This is deeply unfair
How to be a patriarch
His duties are many, his challenges weighty, but his glory can be great. A guide to family management, by a Roman nobleman
Is motherhood gendered?
For a new generation of trans parents and their children, the meaning of motherhood is undergoing a thorough renovation
Gender is not a spectrum
The idea that ‘gender is a spectrum’ is supposed to set us free. But it is both illogical and politically troubling
The sexism problem
Harassment drove me out of physics 30 years ago and little has changed. Why is scientific sexism so intractable?
Red-hot gay marriage
Gay liberation didn’t begin with marches and political rallies, but with a revolution in thought
Male flamboyance does more than ruffle a few feathers – it helps the female choose a mate in top metabolic health
Bring back Women’s Lib
Modern feminism seeks equality with men. But in a dysfunctional society, that is nowhere near enough
Rise of the humanities
Professors worry about the ‘crisis in the humanities’. But more people than ever, especially women, are studying them
Men at work
The age of austerity has transformed work, but what it means to be a man has not caught up
Caitlyn Jenner identifies as a woman, Rachel Dolezal as black. Why should one be legitimate and the other condemned?