Commentary

Opinion pieces that have appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The American Spectator, and The New York Sun.

‘Wonder Woman’ Box Office Take Proves Audiences Get Strong, Nurturing Female Heroes

September 12, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The NY Observer

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Late last month, after Titanic director James Cameron characterized this summer’s hit film Wonder Woman as “a step backwards” for women, and called the film’s protagonist, played by...

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Ways to Restore the Romance That Dating Apps Kill

May 18, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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From the mid-’90s arrival of Match.com through the launch of dating apps like Tinder in the early 2010s, technology has altered the way most big-city singles look for love — and not in a good way.

For many men...

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April Fools, in Love

April 2, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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We’ve all been there.

Some say you need to be a fool to fall in love, and maybe that’s true. Elvis Presley’s classic song, “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” while cautioning that “Wise men say/only fools rush...

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Here’s Why Many New York Women Did Not March

January 28, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Observer

People are blocked from passing Trump Tower during the Women's March in New York City on January 21, 2017.  Hundreds of thousands of people flooded US cities Saturday in a day of women's rights protests to mark President Donald Trump's first full day in office. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith        (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

Sometimes strength of character means standing alone…

Last Saturday, women’s marches happened around the world, by some estimates drawing 400,000 marchers here in New York City.

These events, undeniably a...

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Getting Past the Politically Driven Social-media Hate

December 30, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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For many Americans, 2016 was a year in which contentious political disputes at times spilled over into their personal lives, with social media pushing apart friends, neighbors and even family.

At the tail end of a...

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Trump is missing out on showing the world his sweet side

October 19, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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The Donald showed up a little late for the luncheon, and he brought a date — not on his arm, but in his arms.

It was 1997, an event for “young leaders” organized by the Jewish charity UJA-Federation. We were all...

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An Olympic Voice for Women of South Sudan

August 17, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The Washington Examiner

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Earlier this month in the Olympic Opening Ceremony, the world saw Rose Nathike Lokonyen, 23, a South Sudanese runner, stride into Maracana stadium bearing the flag of the International Olympic Committee and...

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The Presidential Race Is Giving NYC Comedy Clubs a Real Lift

July 8, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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Time and again, the comic minds among us have guided Americans through challenging eras.

So perhaps it should come as no surprise that, in an age of stark political divisiveness and explosion of media (including...

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As Megyn Kelly Interview Looms, Trump Desperately Needs Support of Women

May 17, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The Algemeiner

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Whether they love him or hate him, most Americans who watched the first Republican debate last summer remember Donald Trump’s fight with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly.

After Kelly asked Trump a tough question regarding his...

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Donald Trump’s Female Trouble

April 6, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The Algemeiner

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In Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary and beyond, expect Donald Trump to have big trouble.

Female trouble.

Midway through the primary season, Trump’s difficulty attracting female support is well acknowledged....

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