Ariel Chesler

Ariel Chesler

Bio

Ariel Chesler is an attorney and writer in New York. He lives with his wife and two daughters, and one cat. He is the son of feminist author and psychologist Phyllis Chesler. 

Ariel Chesler Articles

We're all in this together.

How The War On Women Hurts Men, Too

It’s perhaps obvious how women are hurt when those in power do not view their lives and interests as equal and have no empathy for them: Their reproductive rights, their economic rights, and their human rights are dismissed and attacked. But, how are men impacted by culture and policies based in woman hatred? My answer is simple: Until women are free, men will not be free.

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Is Sherri Shepherd Wrongly Being Forced Into Motherhood?

The former View host is embroiled in a court case raising challenging questions about parental responsibilities.

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"Hey Guys": Let's Talk About Male-Default Language

It is obvious once you begin to look that the male default can be found everywhere.

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#WheresRey and #WheresLeia are legit questions (Image Credit: Deviant Art, Cayen)

Missing From Star Wars Toy Sets: Female Characters

A father explains his difficulty in finding female superhero toys for his daughters, and how that reflects (poorly) on broader sexism in our society.

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Performing Black Masculinity: Reflections On A Jewish Boy's Youth

Our perceptions of black masculinity are based on myths white men created to dehumanize black men. But we are captive to these myths inasmuch as we desire to make this imagined black masculinity our own.

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Reading Books About Women Made Me A Better Man

Let's be clear: There is no such thing as a boy book or a girl book.

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The Myth Of Jewish Privilege

The failure to grapple with the complexities of anti-semitism perpetuates a hierarchy of oppression.

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Shulevitz thus calls for a feminism — one that she calls “caregiverism” — that “demand[s] dignity and economic justice for parents dissatisfied with a few weeks of unpaid parental leave.” Image: Thinkstock.

If Childcare Is The Key To Gender Equality And Parental Happiness, Can We Get It Now?

Judith Shulevitz recently noted in the New York Times that although “unmarried childless women have overcome every barrier to opportunity you can think of... Mothers, on the other hand, aren’t doing nearly as well.” According to Shulevitz, this is because the feminists of Hillary Clinton’s generation focused on demanding equality for women in the workplace.

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I'm The Son Of A Famous Second-Wave Feminist—And Want The Men Of Tomorrow To Be Different

Good people of all sexes should be motivated to end gender inequality because patriarchal rules limit everyone's ability to be their whole selves.

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What Fathers Really Want For Father's Day

For starters, fathers want culture and media to take us seriously as parents. After all, it is 2015. We should be way past the bumbling Mr. Mom stereotype. Fathers are just as capable of diapering, feeding and raising children as women, and are doing this work more than ever before.

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