Do Romance Novels Offer an Outdated Model of Feminism?

October 10, 2020

I am one among a relatively small number of men who for some time have been fascinated by romance novels. As is well known, romance novels are among the most popular genres in contemporary literature. The field represents a vast market, likely to have substantially grown over the past several...

When Women Hate Women

January 31, 2020

It’s about time to have a new #MeToo movement — one that gives voice to all those women who have been bullied, denigrated, dismissed and humiliated by other women, particularly women in a position of power. This might sound bizarre. After all, the myriads of documents produced by...

A Better Way to Fight the #MeToo Fight

December 21, 2019

There is no doubt that great strides have been made since Tarana Burke started the original “me too” campaign over 10 years ago — a movement that gained momentum after Alyssa Milano’s 2017 tweet using the hashtag went viral. As a result, the number of rapes and sexual assaults reported to...

Men Claiming Objectification Is an Irony-Rich Cop-Out

April 26, 2019

“There's this idea that if a man enjoys a photograph of a nude woman or if he likes your short skirt, he's taking something away from you,” actor and model Emily Ratajkowski was talking to Harper’s Bazaar. “When I post a selfie and someone comments, ‘Oh, sure, go ahead and reclaim your...

How Should Society View a Woman’s Body?

November 10, 2018

There is something seriously wrong with a society that frowns upon public breastfeeding, yet is fine with public urination by men. Making a decidedly strong statement against body-shaming and asserting that girls are not a distraction, no matter what they wear, Alameda Unified School District...

Gaming: Making Feminism Approachable

June 02, 2017

In this guest edition of The Interview, Jonathan Krause talks to Liana Kerzner, a Canadian media professional-turned-games journalist and critic. Ever since the Gamergate controversy erupted in 2014, gender has been a hot topic in the video game industry. This is true for insiders, enthusiasts...