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Rebecca Traister

  1. the body politic
    How I Learned to (Try to) Stop Asking Female Candidates About SexismThere’s still no good way to talk about the experience of having had bias, prejudice, and discrimination work against you.
  2. politics
    Talking Teaching With Elizabeth Warren, the Most Professorial Candidate EverShe has been instructing students since she was 8 years old. But does America want to be taught?
  3. politics
    Talking Teaching With Elizabeth Warren, the Most Professorial Candidate EverShe has been instructing students since she was 8 years old. But does America want to be taught?
  4. the body politic
    Politics Is Changing; Why Aren’t the Pundits Who Cover It?The Donny Deutsch problem in media.
  5. the body politic
    Why Are the Democrats’ Bad Men Refusing to Step Down?They’ve learned all the wrong lessons from Republicans.
  6. the body politic
    Breaking: Nobody Knows What’s Going to Happen in 2020We’ve never had candidates like this before, and anyone who tells you they know what’s happening just doesn’t.
  7. the body politic
    Our Fury Over Abortion Was Dismissed for Decades As HystericalBut we were gaslit.
  8. vision 2020
    What Changes When the Presidential Field Is Full of Mothers, Not Just FathersFatherhood has generally worked as a bonus for male politicians. For women in politics, motherhood is much more complicated.
  9. the body politic
    Mom vs. Dad on the Road to 2020The cruel double standard at the heart of American politics.
  10. the body politic
    Joe Biden Isn’t the AnswerThe problem with his long history of being That Guy.
  11. the body politic
    Joe Biden Isn’t the AnswerThe problem with his long history of being That Guy.
  12. vision 2020
    Stacey Abrams Has a Big Decision to MakeGovernor? Senator? Veep? President?! The Georgian who is usually sure about everything finds herself conflicted about her future.
  13. the body politic
    Stacey Abrams Has a Big Decision to MakeGovernor? Senator? Veep? President?! The Georgian who is usually sure about everything finds herself conflicted about her future.
  14. talking to
    Calvin Trillin on True Love and Being a Good ManVisiting the writer for a conversation about his new play, About Alice.
  15. the body politic
    Don’t Give Up on the Women’s MarchThe movement must transcend its organizers.
  16. the body politic
    The Imagined Threat of a Woman Who Governs Like a ManThe very idea of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez using her power has the men in Washington running scared.
  17. encounter
    Barbara Lee Talks Iraq, Poverty, and Getting a Seat at the Table“When I’m in the room and nobody else that looks like me is in the room, it makes a big difference,” says the House’s lefty conscience.
  18. encounter
    Barbara Lee Talks Iraq, Poverty, and Getting a Seat at the Table“When I’m in the room and nobody else that looks like me is in the room, it makes a big difference,” says the House’s lefty conscience.
  19. the body politic
    The New Face of Power Is Taking ShapeWhile the midterms were a step forward, the fight for true representation wages on.
  20. the body politic
    The Ruling Minority Will Stop at Nothing to Stay in ControlWhich is why we need to pick ourselves up and keep fighting.
  21. the body politic
    The Road to Progress Is Paved With PainDespite this loss, we must not lose the moral fortitude to fight.
  22. further reading
    The Books That Inspired Rebecca Traister’s Good and MadIncluding a surprise appearance by Andrea Dworkin, plus two books the author wishes she’d read before finishing her own.
  23. the body politic
    What a Good BoyIn the end, Brett Kavanaugh proved that he’s exactly what Republicans want for the Supreme Court.
  24. the body politic
    When the Muzzle Comes OffEven if Kavanaugh prevails, women are expanding the boundaries of what kinds of stories must be taken seriously.
  25. the body politic
    American Women Are Furious — and It’s Changing Our Country ForeverFemale anger could save our democracy. It’s not the first time.
  26. the body politic
    Serena Williams and the Game That Can’t Be Won (Yet)What rage costs a woman.
  27. the body politic
    Too Much, Too SoonLouis C.K. and Matt Lauer are as clueless as ever about the women they’ve hurt.
  28. politics
    Elizabeth Warren Is Waging a Full-Body Fight to Defeat TrumpThe Massachusetts senator has emerged in the past few weeks as the de facto leader of the Democratic Party, and the candidate-of-the-moment for 2020.
  29. politics
    Elizabeth Warren Is Waging a Full-Body Fight to Defeat TrumpThe Massachusetts senator has emerged in the past few weeks as the de facto leader of the Democratic Party, and the candidate-of-the-moment for 2020.
  30. the supreme court
    With Brett Kavanaugh, Trump Passes Up Chance to Have a Woman Do His Dirty WorkNominating a woman to repeal Roe v. Wade would have been canny and dastardly. But it’s no surprise that he went with a white man instead.
  31. the body politic
    Summer of RageWhite men are the minority in the United States — no wonder they get uncomfortable when their power is challenged.
  32. the body politic
    Cages, ‘Infestations,’ and the Demonization of ImmigrantsA conversation between Rebecca Traister and Ai-jen Poo of the Domestic Workers Alliance.
  33. the body politic
    Time’s Up, BillIs Bill Clinton the only one who doesn’t realize he needs to join the #MeToo reckoning?
  34. the body politic
    Samantha Bee and the War of WordsIs language a weapon? Depends who you’re fighting for.
  35. the body politic
    No One Is Silencing Katie Roiphe#MeToo has started a robust, complicated conversation — whether or not she’s listening.
  36. the body politic
    How Can Democrats Connect ‘Identity Politics’ to Economics?By talking about gender and race more, not less.
  37. the body politic
    How Can Democrats Connect ‘Identity Politics’ to Economics?By talking about gender and race more, not less.
  38. women in politics
    10 Women Running for Office to Watch in 2018Expect to hear much more about these candidates this year.
  39. 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.
  40. the body politic
    This Moment Isn’t (Just) About SexIt’s really about work.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. the body politic
    The Conversation We Should Be HavingSharing stories isn’t enough to stop another Weinstein.
  46. 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.
  47. the body politic
    Elizabeth Warren Is Getting Hillary-edAnd it’s a lot more complicated than sexism.
  48. 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.
  49. remembrances
    Michael Friedman, Remembered by His Friends and CollaboratorsThe composer and lyricist died on September 8 at age 41 from complications due to HIV/AIDS.
  50. the body politic
    Ossoff’s Loss Has a Silver Lining for DemocratsThe emergence of a new game plan, from persuasion to motivation.
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