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Elissa Strauss

Elissa Strauss writes about gender and culture for TheWeek.com.

Lifestyle

In defense of Gwyneth Paltrow

Lifestyle

In defense of family dinner

Lifestyle

The myth of the stay-at-home dad

Lifestyle

Why feminists should cheer the feminism backlash

Lifestyle

Thank god Amy Poehler is not very nice

Lifestyle

Our obsession with parental happiness is making us miserable

Entertainment

The surprising feminism of Jane the Virgin

Religion

Why Jewish women had to smuggle a tiny Torah into the Western Wall

Health

These two studies should be a wake-up call to natural-childbirth extremists

Lifestyle

'Having it all' has officially jumped the shark

Entertainment

The uncomfortable truth in The Giving Tree

Lifestyle

Your daughter needs to know that mom makes less than dad

Health

The simple policy fix that could halt the spread of the deadly enterovirus

Entertainment

How Lena Dunham became Oprah

Religion

Why even non-Jews should celebrate Yom Kippur

Entertainment

Why Connie Britton is the most inspiring woman on TV

Lifestyle

The feminist battle that too many women ignore

Business

Why everyone got upset about Marriott's plan to increase housekeepers' pay

Lifestyle

Your 2-year-old doesn't need to go to school

Lifestyle

In defense of family dinner

Lifestyle

How the Kardashians' neighborhood became the most notorious suburb in America

Entertainment

Welcome to the age of ambivalent feminism

Lifestyle

How income inequality invaded high fashion

Lifestyle

Why we should all vacation at the exact same time

Lifestyle

Half-baked genetic research is fueling the latest round of mom bashing

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