How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Story About Frat Life

Atlantic contributor Caitlin Flanagan has a long history of turning out short-sighted treatises on hookup culture and the sexualization of young woman and blah blah blah. But her latest piece for the magazine, a 14,000 word behemoth, manages to take on a different culture – frat culture – while insulting and ignoring… » 2/20/14 2:50pm 2/20/14 2:50pm

Professional Pearl-Clutcher Worried That Internet Will Turn Girls Into…

What happens when you take one delusional nostalgia-peddler in a twinset, one accomplished young female journalist, and one public radio host, mix in a few splashes of princess culture, a liberal application of slut-shaming, a twist of incoherence, and a backhanded, condescending ad hominem attack? You get a matronly… » 1/19/12 12:40pm 1/19/12 12:40pm

"Smushmortion" Cinema? Caitlin Flanagan, Susie Bright Weigh In

Ever since Jamie Lynn Spears announced she was with child, teen pregnancy has been a hot button editorial topic, especially in the wake of the success of accidental-mom rom-coms Juno and Knocked Up. So it was only a matter of time until Caitlin Flanagan, the former New Yorker scribe who fancies herself an authority on… » 1/14/08 2:00pm 1/14/08 2:00pm