Latest from Monica Hesse

Older women in power face a minefield of stereotypes to avoid. It’s not fair — but the 78-year-old politician is navigating it shrewdly.

  • Dec 12, 2018

The president may swoon for men in uniform. But we’re all guilty of judging by appearances.

  • Dec 10, 2018

The cringey Bing Crosby movie, back in theaters this month, offers lessons in grappling with the discomforts of nostalgia.

  • Dec 7, 2018

The first lady’s gaffes force us to question all the gender expectations bound up in an archaic role.

  • Nov 28, 2018

It’s unfair, and perhaps sexist. But you can’t force anyone to like you, and herein lies her quandary.

  • Nov 20, 2018

You may roll your eyes at the “squad” talk. But it’s a shrewd survival tactic for women in a male-dominated workplace.

  • Nov 16, 2018

Officials insisted the Wisconsin school is “a hate-free environment” — a response that’s depressingly familiar, and wrong.

  • Nov 13, 2018

They don’t want to take abuse seriously — unless they think they can use it to score points.

  • Nov 9, 2018

Meanwhile, can we please stop calling it a “pink wave”?

  • Nov 7, 2018

Web Hostess Monica Hesse sifts the Internet so you don't have to, searching for meaning, manners and the next great meme.

  • Jun 28, 2018
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