High school sports are a benefit to American students | IN 60 SECONDS

In recent years, high school sports has frequently been a punching bag for reformers who see a distraction and critics who see a cultural backwater. Some even blame school sports for sub-par US performance on international tests. But the evidence suggests that school sports do much to promote academic success, and social development. One influential…

Beyond the Rio Olympics: Why Brazilians are competing for the future | IN 60 SECONDS

The Olympics in Rio were supposed to be a coming out party for Brazil, to showcase the South American giant, 150 million people, economic powerhouse, energy powerhouse. Unfortunately, the reality has changed in that country in the recent years, slipped into a recession, demonstrations among anxious Brazilians, literally running Dilma Rousseff, the president, out of…

Harvey Weinstein: Sexual assault in 2017 | FACTUAL FEMINIST

The fall of Harvey Weinstein and other celebrity sex monsters feels like a cultural turning point. There is a new resolve to make the workplace a more respectful and equitable place for women—for everyone. But there is also a bit of panic in the air, which could ruin the moment. That’s coming up next on…

Why would you call yourself a feminist? | FACTUAL FEMINIST

Some have described YouTube comments as a disaster on an unprecedented scale. Well the factual feminist viewers are very much the exception, your comments and questions are great maybe the best on the Internet. I’ll respond to some of them coming up. Now a commenter named Rendar Smith rights in response to the rule of…

What gender scholars get wrong about the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue | FACTUAL FEMINIST

For years, women’s groups have complained about sexy SuperBowl ads. So many are hailing this year’s game as a sign of progress. There were far fewer ads catering to the male gaze, and many new ones promoting women’s causes and scolding men for their moral shortcomings. Well, apparently, Sports Illustrated didn’t get the feminist memo….