Little Atoms | Is marriage still the enemy of creativity for women?

“My plan”, says the unnamed protagonist of Jenny Offill’s fragmentary 2014 novel Dept. of Speculation, “was to never get married. I was going to become an art monster instead. Women almost never become art monsters because art monsters only concern themselves with art, never with mundane things.” A man, of course, doesn’t have to choose … Continue reading Little Atoms | Is marriage still the enemy of creativity for women?

We can’t have a women’s movement if we don’t call ourselves women

When National Geographic magazine put together the newsstand cover (above right) for its January 2017 “Gender Revolution” special edition, it left something out. The cover is a group shot designed to show the range of genders now available in the heralded revolution, a cluster of seven people each annotated with an identity: “intersex non-binary”, “transgender … Continue reading We can’t have a women’s movement if we don’t call ourselves women