Author: Monica Hesse

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Lord, do people love a feisty grandma. Give them Ruth Bader Ginsburg, draped in her spangly dissent collar, outplanking everyone forever. Give them Hillary Clinton,... [Read More]
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Lord, do people love a feisty grandma. Give them Ruth Bader Ginsburg, draped in her spangly dissent collar, outplanking everyone forever. Give them Hillary Clinton,... [Read More]
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Lord, do people love a feisty grandma. Give them Ruth Bader Ginsburg, draped in her spangly dissent collar, outplanking everyone forever. Give them Hillary Clinton,... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump always seemed like he was collecting generals the way some children collect Barbie dolls — not necessarily because he liked interacting with... [Read More]
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While the rest of you get sucked into "The Christmas Prince" sequel or debating whether one can enjoy "Love, Actually" in a post-#MeToo era, a... [Read More]
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While the rest of you get sucked into The Christmas Prince sequel or debating whether one can enjoy Love, Actually in a post-#MeToo era, a... [Read More]
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While the rest of you get sucked into "The Christmas Prince" sequel or debating whether one can enjoy "Love, Actually" in a post-#MeToo era, a... [Read More]
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Holiday classic's revival raises familiar questions about judging the past. But let's "count our blessings" for "the best things." [Read More]
While the rest of you get sucked into "The Christmas Prince" sequel or debating whether one can enjoy "Love, Actually" in a post-#MeToo era, a... [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]
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