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Rebecca Traister

  1. the body politic
    It Shouldn’t Have Come Down to HerSome will try to blame Ruth Bader Ginsburg for not stepping down sooner. They are missing the point.
  2. the body politic
    Trump Is Dying to Run Against a ‘Nasty Woman’ AgainAnd he’s not wasting any time getting right down to it.
  3. the body politic
    Sixty Seconds to Self-SabotageThe DNC’s choice of who to feature speaks volumes about the party’s inability to see its own future.
  4. the body politic
    Biden’s Fantasy of Female SubmissionThe Democrats have completely botched this VP pick.
  5. the body politic
    The Poison of Male IncivilityWhen a woman dares respond to it, she’s seen as “disruptive.”
  6. encounter
    ‘We Saw This Problem Coming’Lauren Underwood, the youngest Black woman to ever serve in Congress, on remote legislating during a pandemic.
  7. the body politic
    Racism Doesn’t BlinkThe public performance of white supremacy is key to upholding it.
  8. the body politic
    ‘We’ve Seen Our City Set Ablaze’Ilhan Omar on the fight against structural racism and injustice, and how the Congressional Black Caucus can move us forward.
  9. the body politic
    Don’t Call It RiotingMaxine Waters on the history of protest and the language of insurrection.
  10. profile
    Surviving It AllShe’s 92, made it through the Holocaust, and set off for a cruise around the world in February.
  11. power
    The Biden TrapAs the candidate faces credible assault allegations, his progressive female colleagues are being offered a poisoned chalice.
  12. power
    Your Pissing Contest Is a TravestyDe Blasio, Cuomo, and Trump just can’t help themselves as the world burns.
  13. coronavirus
    How Far-Right Media Is Weaponizing CoronavirusThey’re attacking the left about “PC culture” — arguing that they are more worried about Trump’s racist phrasing for the virus than the virus itself.
  14. power
    This Is How the Establishment Maintains Its GripIt gets ideological allies to replicate its attitudes and aim them at each other.
  15. the body politic
    ‘You Believe He’s Lying?’How the latest debate captured Americans’ exhausting tendency to mistrust women.
  16. feature
    The Immoderate Susan CollinsAfter a long career voting across the aisle, why did the Maine senator gamble her legacy on Trump?
  17. power
    The Immoderate Susan CollinsAfter a long career voting across the aisle, why did the Maine senator gamble her legacy on Trump?
  18. the body politic
    The Third Rail of Calling ‘Sexism’Warren tried not to talk about it.
  19. the body politic
    Can You Spot the Fake?Hint: Look at the pundits.
  20. terrible bosses
    Why Do We Lionize Bad Bosses?In this climate of reassessment, what of the legendarily awful boss?
  21. the body politic
    ‘The Meanie, the Lightweight, the Crazies, and the Angry, Dissembling Elitists’Lessons from a year of six women running for president.
  22. the body politic
    Why Donald Trump — and Other Powerful Men — Love to Cast Themselves As VictimsWhat his “lynching” comment reveals.
  23. the body politic
    Ronan Farrow Depicts a Chilling Cover-up at NBCThe same people who let abuses happen are still running the show.
  24. the body politic
    The Toll of Me TooAssessing the costs for those who came forward.
  25. 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.
  26. the body politic
    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?
  27. the body politic
    Politics Is Changing; Why Aren’t the Pundits Who Cover It?The Donny Deutsch problem in media.
  28. the body politic
    Why Are the Democrats’ Bad Men Refusing to Step Down?They’ve learned all the wrong lessons from Republicans.
  29. 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.
  30. the body politic
    Our Fury Over Abortion Was Dismissed for Decades As HystericalBut we were gaslit.
  31. the body politic
    Mom vs. Dad on the Road to 2020The cruel double standard at the heart of American politics.
  32. the body politic
    Joe Biden Isn’t the AnswerThe problem with his long history of being That Guy.
  33. the body politic
    Joe Biden Isn’t the AnswerThe problem with his long history of being That Guy.
  34. 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.
  35. talking to
    Calvin Trillin on True Love and Being a Good ManVisiting the writer for a conversation about his new play, About Alice.
  36. the body politic
    Don’t Give Up on the Women’s MarchThe movement must transcend its organizers.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. the body politic
    The New Face of Power Is Taking ShapeWhile the midterms were a step forward, the fight for true representation wages on.
  41. 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.
  42. the body politic
    The Road to Progress Is Paved With PainDespite this loss, we must not lose the moral fortitude to fight.
  43. 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.
  44. the body politic
    What a Good BoyIn the end, Brett Kavanaugh proved that he’s exactly what Republicans want for the Supreme Court.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. the body politic
    Serena Williams and the Game That Can’t Be Won (Yet)What rage costs a woman.
  48. the body politic
    Too Much, Too SoonLouis C.K. and Matt Lauer are as clueless as ever about the women they’ve hurt.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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