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Rebecca Traister

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  1. the body politic
    Cages, ‘Infestations,’ and the Demonization of ImmigrantsA conversation between Rebecca Traister and Ai-jen Poo of the Domestic Workers Alliance.
  2. the body politic
    Time’s Up, BillIs Bill Clinton the only one who doesn’t realize he needs to join the #MeToo reckoning?
  3. the body politic
    Samantha Bee and the War of WordsIs language a weapon? Depends who you’re fighting for.
  4. the body politic
    No One Is Silencing Katie Roiphe#MeToo has started a robust, complicated conversation — whether or not she’s listening.
  5. women in politics
    10 Women Running for Office to Watch in 2018Expect to hear much more about these candidates this year.
  6. women in politics
    2018’s Record Number of Women Candidates Are Set to Blow Up Politics As UsualWhat’s the fastest way to fix a broken system? Take it over.
  7. the body politic
    This Moment Isn’t (Just) About SexIt’s really about work.
  8. the body politic
    Rebecca Traister and Ross Douthat Debate the Post-Weinstein Moment’s LessonsA conversation about liberal versus conservative pigs, structural ways to address harassment, and why some men feel compelled to behave this way.
  9. the body politic
    We Are All Implicated in the Post-Weinstein ReckoningAs stories about abuse, assault, and complicity come flooding out, how do we think about the culprits in our lives? Including, sometimes, ourselves.
  10. the body politic
    Our National Narratives Are Still Being Shaped by Lecherous, Powerful MenWeinstein, Halperin, Wieseltier, Toback. The stories keep on coming and there is no sign of a pause; there are indications that it is just beginning.
  11. new york 50th anniversary
    Discovering How Power Works in PublishingI was learning that the power wielded within this small subset of wealthy New Yorkers was built on structures, connections, access, and proximity.
  12. the body politic
    The Conversation We Should Be HavingSharing stories isn’t enough to stop another Weinstein.
  13. the body politic
    Why the Harvey Weinstein Sexual-Harassment Allegations Didn’t Come Out Until NowAnd what it says about how power has — and hasn’t — changed.
  14. the body politic
    Elizabeth Warren Is Getting Hillary-edAnd it’s a lot more complicated than sexism.
  15. the body politic
    Hillary Clinton Is Finally Expressing Anger. Why Does That Make Everyone Mad?What makes What Happened unusual and unusually valuable is that in it, Clinton is doing something she was not free to do during the election.
  16. the body politic
    Can the New Activist Passion of Suburban White Women Change American Politics?Jon Ossoff’s race against Karen Handel in Georgia is the first test.
  17. the body politic
    What the Bill Cosby Mistrial Tells Us About Power in America in 2017 Is the kind wielded by men like him — and Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly — under threat, or stronger than ever?
  18. Will We Abandon Women’s Rights in the Name of Progressive Politics?The American left is flirting with a depressingly retro future.
  19. the body politic
    Andrew Cuomo’s New Promise to Women: Infertility ProtectionInsurance companies will now be banned from excluding same-sex or single parents from infertility coverage.
  20. the body politic
    Of Course Trump Thinks Bill O’Reilly Did Nothing WrongHis defense of the Fox News host reinforces his message that white men rule.
  21. the body politic
    The Men of the Trump Administration Want You to Know How Manly They AreWhy Rex Tillerson’s email pseudonym isn’t funny.
  22. Rereading The Handmaid’s Tale, One Month Into the Trump EraMargaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, suddenly fresh again.
  23. the body politic
    Trump’s Nightmare: Women Opposing HimFrom Kamala Harris to Sally Yates, they’re on the front lines of the fight.
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    The Future of the Left Is FemaleWomen’s rights are human rights, and women leaders are progressive leaders.
  25. women's march 2017
    The Complicated, Controversial, Historic, Inspiring Women’s MarchThe movement survives not in spite of its cacophony, but because of it.
  26. the body politic
    Fake News and Why Doctors Lie About AbortionThe consequences of bad information about women’s health.
  27. the body politic
    Identity Issues Don’t Distract From Economic Issues — They Are Economic IssuesWhat Trumpism could do to our human infrastructure.
  28. Blaming Clinton’s Base for Her Loss Is the Ultimate InsultThe women and people of color who have the most to lose under Trump are receiving the lion’s share of the fault for our recent national cataclysm.
  29. election 2016
    The Female Politician Trying to Turn Georgia BlueStacey Abrams, Georgia’s Democratic House Minority Leader, on why Georgia is a test case for the rest of the United States.
  30. the body politic
    Michelle Obama Just Gave This Election’s Most Important SpeechIt was a speech the country desperately needed.
  31. the body politic
    Trump’s One Public Service Was Exposing the Misogyny of the GOPThis weekend, Trump went down in a blaze of revelation, tying his own outsize loutishness to the everyday misogyny of his party.
  32. Donald Trump’s New Anti-Abortion Letter Should Terrify YouHe wants to return women to secondary status, unable to exert control over their own bodies.
  33. the body politic
    Ivanka Trump Is Lying About Both Candidates’ Records on Family LeaveShe had trouble under even mild scrutiny, and instead revealed herself as just as defensive and dishonest as her father.
  34. media
    Stop Trying to Make Anthony Weiner’s Sexting a Political IssueYesterday was one of the dumbest days of the presidential campaign — a high bar!
  35. the body politic
    Donald Trump and the Long History of White Men Claiming FraudHe is not the first candidate to cry illegitimacy.
  36. democratic national convention
    Clinton Is First Man to Give First Lady SpeechTaking a cue from Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton signaled that he’s ready for the role of the brilliant and hugely overqualified presidential helpmate.
  37. the body politic
    Ivanka’s Right About Women, Wrong on Dad’s PlanThe evidence shows Trump himself, and certainly the GOP, wants to return women to a subservient past.
  38. the body politic
    As Roger Ailes Falls, So Too Does the GOP’s Mask of InclusivityBoth the Republican Party and its media arm are being brought down by the public exposure of the subjugation on which their success was built.
  39. the body politic
    What Mass Killers Really Have in CommonThe horrific connection between terrorism and domestic violence.
  40. the body politic
    What History Teaches Us About Today’s Political and Racial TurmoilThe stew of instability, fear, and hate is chillingly familiar. 
  41. the body politic
    Progressives Should Be Thrilled About Clinton (and Warren)Cheer up, electoral Eeyores.
  42. the body politic
    Why Do Democrats Feel So Much Anxiety?A flailing Trump does not assuage liberal panic in the slightest.
  43. the body politic
    After Orlando, It’s Clearer Than Ever: This Election Is a Civil WarThe battle lines are being drawn.
  44. election 2016
    The Sanders Campaign’s Sexist New Argument: Hillary Tries Too HardAmbition is only a problem when it shows up in women.
  45. all politics are local
    New York Just Created a Revolutionary New Family-Leave PolicyWomen and men will both be entitled to 12 paid weeks off.
  46. campaign 2016
    Could Hillary Clinton Ever Have Imagined This?The first nominated female candidate against the face of American misogyny.
  47. cut cover story
    Single Women Are Now the Most Potent Political Force in AmericaThe most powerful voter this year, who in her rapidly increasing numbers has become an entirely new category of citizen, is the single American woman.
  48. cut cover story
    Marcia Clark Is RedeemedWith a push from the O.J. mini-series, the ’90s bogeywoman is set to become a feminist icon.
  49. campaign 2016
    In Iowa, Hillary Shows She’s Learned Something About Running While FemaleIt may work for Bernie, but no one likes a woman who yells loudly about revolution.
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    Smirking in the Boys’ Room With Samantha BeeShe’s about to become the first female host of a late-night satirical news show. She wants to make damn sure she’s not the last.
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