Joanna Weiss

Weiss writes an Op-Ed column about culture, politics, and society that appears in the Globe on Tuesdays and Sundays. She previously covered politics and TV for the Globe. She is author of the novel “Milkshake,” about the politics of breastfeeding.

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Will women ever be accepted as the boss?

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Today, female leaders are expected to be everything — tough and hard-charging, nurturing and warm — then we blame them for being mere mortals.


Self-help books in English class?

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Are teachers replacing complex, nuanced, challenging books with the likes of “Who Moved My Cheese?”


The tough gig of moderating a debate

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The job is a little like hosting the Oscars: No matter how much goodwill you have going in, the knives will still be out.


Let’s remake the presidential primary debates

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Here are some alternate formats that would truly shake up the debates, and edify voters in the process.