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

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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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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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Where Are All The Female Philosophers?

Is the gender of the philosopher a marginal curiosity—or is it more central?

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Idris Elba As A Post-Racial James Bond? Not So Fast

Let's not ignore the fact that the original James Bonds wasn't just white. He was a white supremacist.

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The Problem With Beyonce's "Precious Lord" Cover At The Grammys

So, if there are so many ways to sing this song, and if it's meant different things at different points, why complain about Beyoncé's version?

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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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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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Enslaved or empowered?

Arrests Made At Rentboy.com: Should Male Prostitution Be Illegal?

Why should prostitution be illegal? And, more specifically why should male prostitution be illegal?

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Oscars Voter Raises Question: What Does A Racist Look Like?

According to an Academy Awards voter, the right sort of people, with the right sort of education and connections, can't be racist.

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Scott Aaronson And The Tired Notion That It's Feminism Hurting Men

The MIT professor recently wrote that feminist literature left him "terrified" of his sexual desire. But is Dworkin to blame?

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