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Goodbye to the Barbershop?

The decline of barbershops is not a sign of a disintegrating culture of manhood, but rather a transformation of masculinity.

Race and Sexual Harassment in Academia

Researchers theorize that minorities are especially vulnerable to sexual harassment in college due to both their outsider status and cultural stereotypes. 
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Jane Austen and Adaptation

In The Atlantic on Sunday, Devony Looser discussed the 20-year-old film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.
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The Cultural Expectations of Breastfeeding

Society constructs women’s bodies as sexual, but mothers’ bodies as asexual—a quandary that presents a dilemma for women who nurse in public.
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Women at Work

From finance to law and the sciences, women at work find themselves changing their personalities and habits to fit in.
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How Advertisers Sold Housework to Housewives

The ad campaigns behind household products emphasized the seriousness of housework.
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The Work Life of Transpeople

How transpeople actively do and undo gender in the workplace.
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The Public Wife: Is Maureen McDonnell to Blame for Her Husband’s Downfall?

Maureen McDonnell was found guilty, along with her husband, Gov. Bob McDonnell. What role do spouses have in political scandals?
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Campus Hookup Culture: Myth vs. Reality

Hookup culture on American college campuses has become a predictable subject for magazine articles and op-eds. It might be time to shift the debate.