Author: Monica Hesse

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If you have been alive and in possession of eyeballs at any point in the last 75 years, chances are you have seen the photograph... [Read More]
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A kiss based on one person's joy and another person's non-consenting shock isn't really a perfect kiss. And actually, it never was. [Read More]
Tags: Don't - MeToo - Opinion
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George Mendonsa may have grabbed a kiss from Greta Zimmer Friedman on V-J Day but it doesn't mean he was a monster. [Read More]
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As time goes by, a fabled photo snapped at the end of World War II has taken on a new look in some quarters. [Read More]
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If you have been alive and in possession of eyeballs at any point in the last 75 years, chances are you have seen the photograph... [Read More]
The Sarasota statue that recreated George Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer Friedman's famous kiss was defaced with a MeToo hashtag, inviting a re-examining of the true... [Read More]
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If you have been alive and in possession of eyeballs at any point in the last 75 years, chances are you have seen the photograph... [Read More]
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Nearly everything I know about Martha Mendoza, I learned from her Wikipedia page, which, as of a few weeks ago, did not exist. Mendoza is... [Read More]
I used to hate the #NotAllMen hashtag. Now I want to reclaim it. [Read More]
Tags: Boys - Kavanaugh - Why
Spending time with an almost 3-year-old is a way to realize how hard it is to deconstruct concepts that adults take for granted. What does... [Read More]
Tags: Spending - male - female
What does it mean to be a girl? What does it mean to be a boy? [Read More]
Tags: male - female - family
They wanted to avoid the pressure of gender stereotypes. So they tried to raise their child without gender. [Read More]
Tags: child - boy - girl
They hoped to avoid the pressure of gender stereotypes. So they tried to raise their child without gender. [Read More]
Tags: Naya - child - boy
Here are some questions meant to induce you to honestly gauge the standards you apply when women come forward with stories of assault or harassment. [Read More]
Here are some questions meant to induce you to honestly gauge the standards you apply when women come forward with stories of assault or harassment. [Read More]
Last year, shortly after #MeToo spread as a hashtag and shorthand, a companion phrase also emerged: "Believe women." In other words, believe them when... [Read More]
What have we learned in the past year, and the questions we need to ask ourselves. [Read More]
The pageant got rid of swimsuits but utterly missed the point. Serena could probably relate. [Read More]
There's a line between needing to hear women's painful stories and forcing women to relive them, and last Monday evening the line got blurry with... [Read More]
There's a line between needing to hear women's painful stories and forcing women to relive them, and on Monday evening the line got blurry with... [Read More]
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