Spring 2017

Wise Women

12 battle-tested feminists offer wisdom for right now. Dr. Ruth: better sex, and more. Paula Vogel's "Indecent" on art in a dangerous time. How men handle breakups.

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The Courage to Speak Out

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The power of making art in a dangerous time.



The aftershocks from a summer job. 

Growing Up Cooking—in My Mother’s (and Father’s) Kitchen


Preparing food for her family from age 7, the Obamas’ seder chef could have rebelled. Instead, Barocas chose to love kitchen tasks and traditions—Sephardi and Askenazi alike. Bonus: that White House haroset balls recipe.

Dr. Ruth Still Has the Answers


How can sex be better in the morning? Why stick your neck out? What’s the secret appeal of dollhouses? Just ask.

Giving Away Grief


For so many who’ve had a sibling die young, memories stifled by the family’s silence never get released.

SPECIAL SECTION: Wise Women Won’t Go Back


After the Women’s Marches that followed the Trump inauguration, Lilith asked 12 battle-tested feminists: What do we do now?

Rape & Recovery


“I wrote about my own violent rape in defiance against victim-blaming.” Freedman’s memoir, One Hour in Paris: A Story of Rape and Recovery, has Canada confronting sexual violence.

When Men Are Left…


“I thought we were working on our relationship.” 

A Short History of Silence


The history of silence is central to women’s history.

The List of Plagues


The husband sits on the curb of a wide, four-laned San Francisco boulevard. The air is crisp but he wears no jacket, no socks. His old slippers, the leather scuffed colorless, splay out in front of him, half off his feet. He’s still holding his cell phone. He’s called his wife. She arrives in minutes.... Read more »

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