Naomi Schaefer Riley

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Higher Education's Effort to 'Reeducate' Men is Getting a Tad Creepy (and Counter-Productive)

In recent years, Americans have been having two parallel conversations about the problems with men in our society. On the one hand, there is the conversation on college campuses and in the media about how men have created a poisonous environment—...

Today, Even Snow Pants are Accused of Promoting Toxic Masculinity

“If we are serious about tackling the toxic masculinity which persists in our culture, we must look at the images we market to our children.” That’s the message that mother Angela Nickerson sends to Lands’ End this season in an open letter she...

The Problem with the ‘Me Too’ Campaign

“Me too.” If your social media feeds have been filled with your friends writing this phrase, you may be wondering exactly what’s going on. You can blame Alyssa Milano. On Sunday the actress tweeted: “Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have...

Where Were the Feminist Women Who Should Have Stopped Harvey Weinstein?

Forget waiting for Superman. I’m waiting for Wonder Woman. Since the various stories of Harvey Weinstein’s crimes and misdemeanors have appeared in the news this week, I keep looking for one in which a woman tells Weinstein to take a flying leap...

If Gender is ‘Fluid,’ Why are Gender Reveal Parties So Popular?

It’s definitely a girl. Definitely. That’s what family and friends of Matt Ostergaard and Adrianna Zbik learned last week when Ostergard arranged for the 187-foot-tall SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to be lit up in pink for his child’s “...

Why are More Women in the Helping Professions? Hint: It’s Not the Patriarchy’s Fault

“Want to close wage gap? Step one: Change your major from feminist dance therapy to electrical engineering.” This tweet by American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers has been loved 32,000 times since 2015. It points to a...

Why All-Men’s Colleges Are Under Siege

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States. There are only four that are all male. But that is at least one too many, apparently. A California Appeals Court ruled last week that Deep Springs College, a school with only...

BBC Dad Isn’t a Tool of the Patriarchy. He’s All of Us Who Balance Work and Family

Is Robert Kelly just another tool of the patriarchy? That’s the question circulating on the Internet after the video of Kelly, forever to be known as “BBC dad,” went viral. Thirty million views later, people may be running out of things to say about...

Why We Should Stop Drugging Our Kids

Maybe it’s time to stop drugging our children. A new study from the Medical Journal of Australia has found that the youngest kids in any given class are twice as likely to be receiving medication for behavioral disorders as the older kids in the...

Don’t Be Outraged by this Teacher’s Dating Advice. Pass it On!

About a decade ago, my husband took me to dinner at the famous 21 Club in New York. The former speakeasy opened in 1930 and still has an old-fashioned air about it. After staring at the menu for a few minutes, I looked up puzzled. “Psst, I don’t see...