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That year, I’d been reading about secretly-female pin-up artists who had learned to mimic male fantasy and subtly, subversively tweak it. I was an artist then, and I thought working at this magazine (oh, it’s such a boys’ club, everyone said, which thrilled me) was a little like that—going undercover. But I was never as ironic as I tried to be. Really, I just wanted to be the girl who got into the boys’ club.

What Happened When We Gave Our Daughter My Last Name

My younger brother started it off by asking me how Chris felt about being emasculated. He was joking, and he did apologize about it later, but I couldn’t help wonder if he somehow represented all the men who might feel emasculated by our choice.

The Bacha Posh of Afghanistan

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A Woman Tapes Her Street Harassers

What Happened When We Gave Our Daughter My Last Name

My Nom de Peen: The Surprising Effects of a Male Pseudonym

Women Killing It On Jeopardy! For the First Time Ever

Polls, Like Everything, Are Infected With Mansplaining

Danielle Steel on being asked if she’s “still” writing: “I think it is something that only men do to only women, and not just to me”

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