Noah Berlatsky

Noah Berlatsky

Bio

Noah Berlatsky is a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He edits the online comics-and-culture website The Hooded Utilitarian and is the author of the forthcoming book Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948.

Noah Berlatsky Articles

The Truth About Twitter's Call-Out Culture

Critics say call-out culture is mean-spirited and bullying. Not so fast.

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Domestic Violence: Not Just A Female Issue

This doesn't mean that the outcomes of domestic violence are always equal; men tend to be bigger and stronger than women, and therefore are more likely to cause serious harm, even in situations where violence is reciprocal. Still, the fact that women are frequently perpetrators of violence in domestic situations substantially undermines the typical story of domestic abuse—and helps to show just how harmful that story is.

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"Girl In A Country Song" Continues Long Tradition Of Twangy Feminist Critique 

Maddie & Tae's new hit both indicates and subverts country's long history of sexism.

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Misogyny, Violence and Stalking: A Review Of The Perfect Guy

The surface text of the film is that you can't trust some guys. The (barely) subtext is that you can't trust any guys.

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Aliens, Tentacle Sex, And Racism: Surprising Lessons From Sci-Fi 

Scientists are hotly debating whether we should send messages into space. Perhaps they should consult Octavia Butler for some wisdom...

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The Problem With Spock's Sex Appeal 

With the death of Leonard Nimoy, it's a good moment to pay tribute to (and question) his most famous character.

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It's Time To Change How We Look At The Teen Brain

It's worth questioning some of our assumptions about adolescent inferiority.

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Why Progressives Need Conservatism To Save The Church

Conservative fetishization of the past is myopic, simplistic, and mean-spirited—but progressives can be too quick to cede tradition.

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11 Forgotten Torch Singers You Should Know

Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf: they're all still practically household names.

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Women In Metal: 9 Tracks From The Genderless Utopia Of Death

Metal aggression isn't sexual, but existential. As a result, women in the genre are both rare and unexpectedly equal.

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