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…

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…

Doritos to Launch a Softer Chip for Women, But What About for Those of Us Who Want to Chew on Glass?

Men consume chips with a vigor reserved for those who have never feared for their safety on an open-air bridge; who have never thought their right to vote could be revoked as a clerical error because they got too shouty in the SoHo Apple store; who don’t know what it feels like to scream at their skin until it absorbs…

In 2 Separate Speeches About Women, the Trumps Narrowly Dodged Donald's Misogyny

On Wednesday, Donald and Melania Trump both gave rare, polished speeches commemorating the end of Women’s History Month, Melania’s at the Women of Courage Awards at the State Department, and Donald’s at a “Women’s Empowerment Panel” held at the White House. Although both Trumps managed to stick largely to script, both…

Honor the Women Who Struggled and Died for Labor Rights By Continuing Their Fight

When a fire broke out on the ninth floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York in 1911, 146 garment workers died—123 of whom were women. In the wake of one of the deadliest workplace tragedies in American history, it was the women of the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) who worked on the…