Carrie Lukas

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Advice to Young Women on how to Avoid Harassment Should Be Welcomed, Not Silenced

Among the biggest questions lingering from the Harvey Weinstein scandal is how this secret—which apparently wasn’t much of a secret at all—could have been kept for so long. It’s especially amazing since keeping this silence involved a lot of talking...

The Real Message Behind the Statue of a Naked Woman on the National Mall

Washington D.C., a city that welcomes close to twenty million tourists each year, may get a new one: A forty-five-foot statue of a naked woman may be coming from San Francisco to spend several months on the National Mall. The artist, Marco...

Why Today’s Kids Are Over-Celebrated

This year, I’m as happy as my children are to have passed the last day of school and welcomed summer. I’m not alone: Even though summer brings new challenges, like finding childcare and paying for camps and extracurricular activities, most parents I...

Why Emotionally Abusive Women Are Given a Pass in Pop Culture

Cultural commentary is usually interesting because it’s easy to relate to. Even if you don’t agree with the author’s conclusion or any soft political message, you recognize the scenes and situations that the writer describes. Yet as I read Karen...

Here’s to All the Men Who Help Women Reach the Finish Line

For all the downsides of social media, an upside is its ability to draw attention to otherwise overlooked stories of personal triumph and human kindness. You may very well have already seen this video of three runners participating in the “Love...

Sexual Harassment Training Isn’t Just a Waste of Time: It’s Harmful

The last time you had to sit through a training program or sign your office’s fine-print disclosure on sexual harassment policy, you probably thought you were just wasting your time. You were wrong: Research suggests that efforts to raise awareness...

Why European Children Are Less Noisy Than American Children

The playgrounds weren’t just beautiful. They were quiet. That was what struck me when I first moved to Vienna, Austria. Children there played and laughed, but rarely yelled across the park. Naturally, we Americans stood out. It wasn’t just my...

Why Big Government Wants to Micromanage Your Parenting

How many minutes is too long to leave a child in a car alone? Before answering that question, I bet you want a lot of additional information. How hot is it? Or is it very cold? How’s the neighborhood? Are you parked close to the street and near...

Want to See Life as a Perpetual Victim? There’s an App for That!!

It’s a common conundrum at the end of a meal at a restaurant:  How to split the bill fairly? Rather than using that boring process of figuring out who ordered and ate what, a new app called “Equipay” divides the bill based on group members’...

Modesty, Faith, and Burqa Bans

In America, talk about dress codes usually revolves around miniskirts, half shirts, and what sayings and gestures cross the line of appropriate for printed t-shirts in public spaces. Yet this issue could soon evolve into discussions of when dress...