Nora Caplan-Bricker, The New Republic

Nora Caplan-Bricker

The New Republic

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Past articles by Nora:

Choose Your Own Family

Would the world be a better place if we raised children collectively? → Read More

Successful People Listen to Audiobooks

If the audiobooks of the Reagan era were aimed at middle-aged managers, today they’re a pastime for young workers who must hustle to make ends meet. → Read More

This Stunning Debut Collection Is Full of Fairy Tales That Feel Eerily Apt for 2017

Every era has its own fairy tales—fables that teach children what a princess looks like, and what monsters they should fear. According to the short sto ... → Read More

A Controversial Definition of the Word “Woman” Doesn’t Mean the Dictionary Is Sexist

Lexicographers say that a definition would never be jettisoned simply because readers find it offensive. → Read More

Black Women in America Really Do Work Harder for Less, New Report Shows

Low wages in the caretaking industry make it difficult to get ahead. → Read More

Trump’s Database of “Criminal Aliens” Is Dangerous—and Quite Possibly Illegal

Late last month—just before Trump hit his 100-day mark—the Department of Homeland Security launched a new database in which anyone in the country, or i ... → Read More

Women in their 30s are having more babies than women in their 20s — this is a first

In some sectors of American life—especially among more affluent and educated women—social norms around age and motherhood have changed with remarkable... → Read More

The Handmaid's Tale Is Nostalgic for the Messy, Contentious Feminism of Right Now

Of course "The Handmaid's Tale" is a feminist book—but it's not the simple parable you might think. → Read More

Reporting Apps Offer College Students New Tools for Dealing With Sexual Assault

On Wednesday, Stanford University became the most prominent college yet to announce that it will use a reporting system called Callisto to combat sexua ... → Read More

The ACLU Sues a City Where Calling 911 Can Get You Evicted

In the city of Maplewood, Missouri, calling 911 to report violence in your home can get you evicted for being a “nuisance.” Rosetta Watson, a survivor ... → Read More

On Gender Roles, Are Millennials Actually Getting Less Progressive?

When it’s hard to feel hopeful about the future of our country, we often fall back on hope about future generations. In the days after Donald Trump was ... → Read More

Why the Face of Resistance to Texas's Bathroom Bill Is a Little Blond Girl and Her Mom

Kai Shappley and her mom, Kimberly, are anything but scary—and that's the point. → Read More

Under Trump, Undocumented Immigrants Who Suffer Abuse May Face an Impossible Choice: Silence or Deportation

Anabel left her abusive partner more times than she could count, but it seemed she was always doomed to go back. He used to rape her, beat her, and do ... → Read More

Rebecca Solnit’s Radiant Vision of Feminism Could Feel Laughably Oblivious—but Doesn’t

What does it mean to be hopeful right now, when we have a president who is openly hostile to many Americans and hope can feel like a privilege reserved ... → Read More

Donald Trump Plans to Track “Honor Killings” Even as He Slashes Violence Against Women Grants

President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees, signed Wednesday, is the document of a nationalist regime. It de facto delivers on Trump’s campai ... → Read More

Birth Control Has Never Been as Readily Available—and Affordable—as It Was in 2016

Is there a German compound word for desperately wanting something to end while knowing that the moment it does, you’ll wish for it back? This is the sc ... → Read More

A High School Student Accused a Classmate of Sexual Assault. Her School Suspended Her.

Peachtree Ridge High School is a low-slung concrete building in Suwanee, Georgia, an affluent suburb north of Atlanta. School had just gotten out on Fe ... → Read More

Pediatricians Are Increasingly Dismissing Anti-Vaxxer Patients

More pediatricians are dismissing patients from their practices when parents refuse to vaccinate children, according to a study published in the journa ... → Read More

When Women Are Sexually Assaulted on Long-Haul Flights, Airlines Have No Idea What to Do

Dana T. had never felt more excited about her life. In April, she’d landed what she calls her “dream job,” working in sales at a global travel company. ... → Read More

“Treatment Centers” for Troubled Teens Are Gothic Nightmares

Most residential treatment centers that promise they can turn around the lives of troubled teenagers are dangerous places with a proven track record ... → Read More