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Caren Chesler
Journalist, Freelance

Caren Chesler is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, and Scientific American, among others. She lives in New York and New Jersey.

Written by Caren Chesler

Essay/
Gender and identity
Natural-born paedophiles

Some paedophiles might be hard-wired to commit their abusive acts. Should that alter their crime in the eyes of the law?

Caren Chesler

Essay/
Biography and memoir
The coward

My husband got the death threat, but I went into hiding. Are some brains wired for courage and others for fear?

Caren Chesler