Welcome to The Atlantic's newest channel
Here, in TheAtlantic.com's latest vertical, we plan to look at the way men and women interact in society today: in families, workplaces, schools, places of worship, romantic relationships, and popular culture.
Some of our posts will have a personal focus, like Deborah Fallows' reflections on how parenting has changed in the past 30 years. Others will have a wider lens, like Philip Cohen's analysis of women's share of the workforce. Some will be more serious, like a series by Karen Kornbluh on gender dynamics in the economies of nations around the world, while others will be more playful, like an upcoming story about the history of "mansplaining." But they will all aim to answer the same question: How are the roles that men and women play changing?
This is a question that The Atlantic has been asking for almost the entirety of its 155-year history. Back in 1859, the magazine published an article with a now-laughable headline, "Ought Women to Learn the Alphabet," which acknowledged the then-shocking development that married women were becoming property-owners. Just last month, we ran a piece about wives who earn more money than their husbands. You can see excerpts from these pieces, along with a range of gender-related articles The Atlantic published in between, here.