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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We sincerely hope there's a time when we won't have to have this conversation anymore.

The War On Women: How Politics And Engendering Culture Hurt Our Children

When thinking about how we’ve reached a place where anti-woman sentiment is on the rise in our politics, public life, and culture, I suggest we begin with our children.

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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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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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Gender Limitations In Pretend Play—And How Allison Williams Helped Me As A Father

Despite the swordplay failings in Peter Pan Live , I must applaud NBC for removing a brick in my daughter's gender wall.

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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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The Myth Of Jewish Privilege

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

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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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"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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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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