Becoming a Woman Before Their Eyes

The Look The American bat mitzvah has never been more widely broadcast than in 2019. Photographs by Marisa Chafetz Text by Jaclyn Peiser Produced by Eve Lyons Judith Kaplan Eisenstein didn’t celebrate her bat mitzvah in a hotel ballroom with a D.J. or an open bar for her grown-up guests. Instead, Ms. Kaplan Eisenstein, who in 1922 was the first […]

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Becoming a Woman Before Their Eyes

The Look The American bat mitzvah has never been more widely broadcast than in 2019. Photographs by Marisa Chafetz Text by Jaclyn Peiser Produced by Eve Lyons Judith Kaplan Eisenstein didn’t celebrate her bat mitzvah in a hotel ballroom with a D.J. or an open bar for her grown-up guests. Instead, Ms. Kaplan Eisenstein, who in 1922 was the first […]

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Traditional Dresses as Resistance

The Look Rarámuri women in Chihuahua, Mexico, have made an indigenous style of dress a means of fighting assimilation. Photographs by Malin Fezehai Text by Victoria Blanco Produced by Eve Lyons By midmorning on the Wednesday before Easter, the desert sun was gaining strength in Chihuahua, Mexico. So was the deep sound of beating cowhide drums in Oasis. This settlement, […]

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Can the W.N.B.A. Be a Model for Women’s Hockey?

Top stars of women’s hockey are refusing to play in the National Women’s Hockey League, the only such league in North America, a stance that serves as a not-so-subtle message to the N.H.L.: It’s time to throw your weight behind our sport. And the players have long had a model in mind: the W.N.B.A. While the N.W.H.L. name contains the […]

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Track and Field Tries to Understand New Rules for Intersex Athletes

The 800-meter women’s race in the Diamond League meet in Doha, Qatar, on Friday included only the best of the best female middle-distance runners. And it was the last chance for athletes affected by a new ruling on testosterone levels to run in a women’s race without medical intervention. That ruling, which requires these athletes to take hormone-suppressing drugs and […]

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What Do Womxn Want?

In late 2016, shortly after the election of Donald Trump, feminists in Seattle met to discuss their branch of the Women’s March. The march’s name, which would be printed on all the local promotion materials, soon came up as something that could be updated. “Our organizing group is superdiverse, and one of the core organizers, who is a nonbinary person, […]

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7 Times Women in Sports Fought for Equality

On Friday, all 28 players on the United States women’s soccer team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation, an escalation in their increasingly public battle for equality. The players have said that they play more games than the men’s team — and win more of them — yet still receive less pay. They said “institutionalized […]

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Kareem Hunt Gets Contract From His Hometown Browns

The Cleveland Browns have signed Kareem Hunt, the star running back who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in November after video emerged of him pushing a woman and kicking her. Hunt has apologized for his actions and faces no criminal charges. The videotaped incident occurred at a hotel in Cleveland, his hometown. In the video, Hunt pushes the […]

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A Champion for Britain, and for Women’s Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia — When Andy Murray announced that he planned to retire from tennis this year because of chronic hip pain, the news generated the expected plaudits and empathy from the rivals who had shared a locker room with him for years. The most distinct voices in the chorus of praise, however, were female. In interviews and news conferences and […]

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