Chinese College Course Aims to Teach Women 'Feminine Virtue'

Women at Zhen­jiang College in China are getting lessons in how to sit, dress, and properly apply makeup—or, as the Washington Post puts it, “how to be a woman in the time of President Xi Jinping.” This new class in “feminine virtue” is a response to a broader push under Xi’s presidency toward traditional gender…

Conservatives Totally Freaked Out by University of Texas 'Restrictive' Masculinity Program

The University of Texas at Austin has launched a new program, dubbed MasculinUT, to help expand definitions of masculinity on campus. Part of the project has been a poster campaign featuring images of students with messages suggesting that you can cry, be queer, put on makeup, or treat women with respect and—imagine…

In a Tense Moment That Did Not Go at All Well, CPAC Finally Addressed #MeToo

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—The “#UsToo: Left Out by the Left”—one of the few CPAC panels dedicated to women—came near the end of the three-day conference. The conference had already thinned out, half of the press had packed up, and even Sebastian Gorka had driven away in his black Mustang covered with American flags while…

HFPA Is Investigating Brendan Fraser’s Claim That He Was Sexually Assaulted by Its Former President

On Thursday, GQ published a profile entitled “What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?” The piece is long and sad and meandering, and has a frustrating answer to its central question—which is that he never really went anywhere. Fraser has been acting consistently for the better part of three decades, and though his…

Is Kirsten Gillibrand Too Blonde and Woman-y to Be a Viable Candidate? 

Well, it’s here: an op-ed, published by The Daily Beast, politely wondering whether Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is “too transparently opportunistic to be a viable candidate” in 2020 “after the rejection of another New York politician criticized for basing her positions on supposedly canny calculations rather than on…