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Kay S. Hymowitz.

Kay S. Hymowitz is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She writes extensively on childhood, family issues, poverty, and cultural change in America.

Hymowitz is the author of 4 books including Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age and Liberation's Children: Parents and Kids in a Postmodern Age. Her newest book, Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys, was published by Basic Books in March, 2011.

Ms. Hymowitz has also written for many major publications including The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, New York Newsday, The Public Interest, The Wilson Quarterly, and Commentary.

In addition to her writing, Hymowitz has presented her work at many conferences, most recently at "A New Era: Defining Civil Rights in the 21st Century," sponsored by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights She sits on the board of the journal National Affairs and of Future of Children, a publication of the Brookings Institute and the Woodrow Wilson School. She has also discussed her work on numerous radio and television programs.

A native of Philadelphia, Hymowitz has degrees in English literature from Brandeis, Tufts, and Columbia University. She and her husband have three grown children and live in Brooklyn.

Select Media

  • NY1's "Inside City Hall"
  • Sun News Network's "Charles Adler Show"
  • 970 The Apple's "Curtis Sliwa Live"
  • Wall Street Journal Radio's "The Daily Wrap-Up with Michael Castner"
  • KXL's "Lars Larson Show"
  • Wall Street Journal's "Opinion Journal Show"
  • PBS's "To the Contrary"
  • WABC's "John Batchelor Show"
  • ABC News, "World News Now"
  • NBC, The Today Show
  • FOX News Channel, Fox and Friends
  • C-SPAN's "Book TV"
  • FOX News Channel, Fox and Friends
  • FOX 5 News

[SORT BY CATEGORY] [SORT BY PUBLICATION TYPE]

Advocacy Groups
  • The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies City Journal, Summer 2005
  • The Children’s Defense Fund: Not Part of the Solution City Journal, Summer 2000


  • Arts and Literature
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Businesswoman City Journal, Spring 2009
  • Count Them Out Wall Street Journal, 02-23-11
  • The Original Culture Warriors Wall Street Journal, 10-09-12


  • Business and Economy
  • Ecstatic Capitalism’s Brave New Work Ethic City Journal, Winter 2001
  • Doing Better Than We Thought City Journal, Summer 2000
  • Capitalists on Steroids City Journal, Winter 2005
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Businesswoman City Journal, Spring 2009
  • What the Wal-Mart Case Means for Women in Business Forbes.com, 06-21-11
  • Why the Gender Gap Won’t Go Away. Ever. City Journal, Summer 2011
  • Why Women Make Less Than Men Wall Street Journal, 04-26-12
  • Call a Truce in the Mommy Wars New York Daily News, 05-13-12
  • The Stubborn Facts Behind The Gender Pay Gap Institute for Family Studies, 01-08-14


  • Children and Family
  • It’s Just Sex City Journal, Winter 2001
  • On Sesame Street, It’s All Show City Journal, Autumn 1995
  • Tweens: Ten Going on Sixteen City Journal, Autumn 1998
  • Welfare Reform’s Benefit to Kids City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • Is the Family Coming Back? City Journal, Summer 2001
  • My Son Hamlet Diarist, Autumn 1996
  • U.N. Fairy Tales About Children City Journal, 7 May 2002
  • Maybe It’s Time for Abstinence City Journal, 8 April 2002
  • Ready or Not: Why Treating Children as Small Adults Endangers Their Future—and Ours Book, October 1999
  • Liberation's Children: Parents and Kids in a Postmodern Age Book, 2003
  • Sleeping on Grates? City Journal, Autumn 2003
  • Notes on Camp City Journal, Autumn 2002
  • Fear and Loathing at the Day-Care Center City Journal, Summer 2001
  • Bill Cosby Is Right City Journal, Summer 2005
  • The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies City Journal, Summer 2005
  • Who Killed School Discipline? City Journal, Spring 2000
  • The Children’s Defense Fund: Not Part of the Solution City Journal, Summer 2000
  • What’s Wrong with the Kids? City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Raising Children for an Uncivil Society City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Gee, Parent’s Count City Journal, Autumn 1997
  • Day-Care Hype City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Sign of the Times Diarist, Autumn 1999
  • Sixtiesville City Journal, Winter 1999
  • What’s Holding Black Kids Back? City Journal, Spring 2005
  • Capitalists on Steroids City Journal, Winter 2005
  • Survivor: The Manhattan Kindergarten City Journal, Spring 2001
  • Ecstatic Capitalism’s Brave New Work Ethic City Journal, Winter 2001
  • It’s Morning After in America City Journal, Spring 2004
  • Gay Marriage vs. American Marriage City Journal, Summer 2004
  • I Wed Thee, and Thee, and Thee City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • Dads in the ‘Hood City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • The End of Herstory City Journal, Summer 2002
  • Their Own Talib Diarist, Winter 2002
  • Marriage and Caste City Journal, Winter 2006
  • How Welfare Reform Worked City Journal, Spring 2006
  • The Incredible Shrinking Father City Journal, Spring 2007
  • Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age Book, November 2006
  • The New Girl Order City Journal, Autumn 2007
  • Child-Man in the Promised Land City Journal, Winter 2008
  • Where are all the breeders? Los Angeles Times, 06-26-08
  • Ma, ma, where’s my pa? Los Angeles Times, 06-26-08
  • Fat kids, Time's National Shame Los Angeles Times, 06-24-08
  • What's In The Teen Pregnancy Pact's Fine Print? Los Angeles Times, 06-23-08
  • The Child-Man Dallas Morning News, 02-01-08
  • Ms. Fix-It Wall Street Journal, 01-11-08
  • It's a single woman's world Dallas Morning News, 11-11-07
  • World Bows To The New Girl Order The New York Times, 10-28-07
  • Sex And The World New York Post, 10-21-07
  • The New Girl Order Front Page Magazine, 10-15-07
  • Service Learning Wall Street Journal, 10-03-07
  • Father's Day Without Fathers Chicago Sun-Times, 06-17-07
  • The F Word National Review Online, 06-05-07
  • The Incredible Shrinking Father Chicago Sun-Times, 04-29-07
  • In Loco Parentis — Not The New York Sun, 04-20-07
  • The Daddy Dilemma Los Angeles Times, 04-16-07
  • Desperate Grannies Dallas Morning News, 08-06-06
  • Big Mother Is Watching Wall Street Journal, 08-04-06
  • The Marriage Gap Dallas Morning News, 03-12-06
  • Urban Mama Chic Wall Street Journal, 12-16-05
  • For All the World to See Wall Street Journal, 09-09-05
  • Black America's Crisis Dallas Morning News, 08-21-05
  • A Truth Buried in the Ruins of Watts Los Angeles Times, 08-10-05
  • Like It Or Not, Bill Cosby Is Right Dallas Morning News, 05-07-05
  • What's Holding Black Kids Back? Chicago Sun-Times, 10-23-05
  • Silly Laws Are No Way to Fight Bullying Los Angeles Times, 04-18-04
  • Bringing up parents; Observations. Commentary, 06-01-03
  • What's News For the Experts is Common Knowledge To Most The Philadelphia Inquirer, 03-28-02
  • 'Zero Tolerance' Is Schools' First Line of Defense Newsday, 04-18-01
  • Girls' Sexy Aspirations Are Marketers' Target The Philadelphia Inquirer, 10-07-00
  • Quality Time Is Authority Time The New York Times, 05-13-00
  • Get the Lawyers Out of Schools New York Daily News, 04-16-00
  • This Family Shouldn't Have Been Saved Wall Street Journal, 03-03-00
  • Evil & Beyond Commentary, 09-20-99
  • Kids Today Are Growing Up Way Too Fast Wall Street Journal, 10-28-98
  • There's No Honor in Unwed Motherhood Wall Street Journal, 08-12-98
  • Outlaw Bullies? It Just Won't Work New York Daily News, 10-13-03
  • Sex Ed Commentary, 03-15-06
  • Love in the Time of Darwinism City Journal, Autumn 2008
  • A Womb Not of One’s Own Diarist, Winter 2009
  • Losing Confidence in Marriage Wall Street Journal, 07-03-09
  • What the Experts Are Saying Now Wall Street Journal, 08-25-09
  • Femina Sapiens in the Nursery City Journal, Autumn 2009
  • The Future of Fatherhood: In a Decade, Lots of Dads will Be Cooking and Changing Diapers New York Daily News, 12-20-09
  • Just What Are "Choice Mothers" Settling For? Washington Examiner, 08-18-10
  • New Findings Show Just How Bad Things Are For The Kids Washington Examiner, 11-03-10
  • The Fragile Family Effect Los Angeles Times, 11-11-10
  • The Fragile Family Effect Providence Journal, 11-16-10
  • Money Can't Fix A Family National Post, 12-06-10
  • Will Women Marry Down? The Daily Caller, 04-18-11
  • Women Prefer the Mommy Track RealClearMarkets, 08-04-11
  • Don't Believe the Hype, College Educated Women Are Still Getting Married FoxNews.com, 10-19-11
  • Fragile Urban Families City Journal, Autumn 2010
  • American Caste City Journal, Spring 2012
  • The Single-Mom Catastrophe Los Angeles Times, 06-03-12
  • Four Myths About Single Mothers Slate, 08-03-12
  • Shaming Petraeus & the 'National Adultery Ritual' Acculturated, 11-26-12
  • The Plight of the Alpha Female City Journal, Autumn 2012
  • The Real, Complex Connection Between Single-Parent Families and Crime The Atlantic, 12-03-12
  • The New Unmarried Moms Wall Street Journal, 03-17-13
  • What "Girls" Says about Relationships Today Knot Yet, 03-28-13
  • Another Side Of 'Feminist Victory' Washington Examiner, 05-31-13
  • Do Women Really Want Equality? Time, 09-04-13
  • Longer Maternity Leave Not So Great for Women After All Time, 09-30-13
  • Universal Pre-K Won't Solve Vocabulary Gap (Or Inequality) Time, 10-25-13
  • No Place Like Home Institute for Family Studies, 10-17-13
  • Broken Homes, Broken Boys Los Angeles Times, 10-31-13
  • Why Boys Are Falling Behind Dallas Morning News, 11-17-13
  • The Real Roots Of The Nuclear Family Institute for Family Studies, 12-23-13
  • The War On Poverty At 50 National Review Online, 01-08-14
  • The Stubborn Facts Behind The Gender Pay Gap Institute for Family Studies, 01-08-14
  • Boy Trouble City Journal, Autumn 2013
  • Do Parents Care Enough About School? New York Times Room for Debate, 02-09-14
  • How Single Motherhood Hurts Kids The New York Times, 02-08-14
  • As Nonmarital Births Rise, Women Becoming More Likely to Plan Pregnancies New York Daily News, 02-24-14
  • Divorce: It's Way Bigger Than We Thought Institute for Family Studies, 03-24-14
  • Can The Gender Gap Be Solved? The Daily Beast, 04-22-14


  • Compassionate Conservatism
  • At Last, A Job Program That Works City Journal, Winter 1997
  • The War On Poverty At 50 National Review Online, 01-08-14


  • Crime
  • It’s Morning After in America City Journal, Spring 2004
  • The Real, Complex Connection Between Single-Parent Families and Crime The Atlantic, 12-03-12


  • Culture and Society
  • Raising Children for an Uncivil Society City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Ecstatic Capitalism’s Brave New Work Ethic City Journal, Winter 2001
  • On Sesame Street, It’s All Show City Journal, Autumn 1995
  • Sixtiesville City Journal, Winter 1999
  • The ‘L’ Word: Love as Taboo City Journal, Spring 1995
  • There Are No Individuals Here City Journal, Spring 1995
  • Tweens: Ten Going on Sixteen City Journal, Autumn 1998
  • What’s Wrong with the Kids? City Journal, Winter 2000
  • J. Crew U. City Journal, Spring 1996
  • At Last, A Job Program That Works City Journal, Winter 1997
  • Civil Society Blooms in New Haven City Journal, Summer 1999
  • Fear and Loathing at the Day-Care Center City Journal, Summer 2001
  • Earth to Ivory Tower: Get Real! City Journal, Autumn 2001
  • Their Own Talib Diarist, Winter 2002
  • Keep On Doin’ It City Journal, Winter 2002
  • Sign of the Times Diarist, Autumn 1999
  • Regrets on Teen Sex City Journal, Summer 1996
  • U.N. Fairy Tales About Children City Journal, 7 May 2002
  • Maybe It’s Time for Abstinence City Journal, 8 April 2002
  • The Weaker Sex? City Journal, 27 February 2002
  • The End of Herstory City Journal, Summer 2002
  • Notes on Camp City Journal, Autumn 2002
  • Robos in Paradise City Journal, Winter 2003
  • Michael Moore, Humbug City Journal, Summer 2003
  • Scoring on Sex and the City City Journal, Autumn 2003
  • The New Peaceniks City Journal, Winter 2004
  • Liberation's Children: Parents and Kids in a Postmodern Age Book, 2003
  • It’s Morning After in America City Journal, Spring 2004
  • Gay Marriage vs. American Marriage City Journal, Summer 2004
  • Dads in the ‘Hood City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • Capitalists on Steroids City Journal, Winter 2005
  • The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies City Journal, Summer 2005
  • Bill Cosby Is Right City Journal, Summer 2005
  • The Trash Princess City Journal, Autumn 2006
  • Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age Book, November 2006
  • The New Girl Order City Journal, Autumn 2007
  • Child-Man in the Promised Land City Journal, Winter 2008
  • May 1968: 40 Years Later City Journal, Spring 2008
  • Does the free market corrode moral character? Templeton Foundation Online, 10-09-08
  • Darwinian Dating Favors Survival of the Jerkiest New York Post, 10-19-08
  • Man and Sillyman Wall Street Journal, 09-20-08
  • King of the Projects Wall Street Journal, 01-18-08
  • Scenes From the Exhibitionists Wall Street Journal, 01-12-07
  • Why We Love To Loathe Paris Dallas Morning News, 12-03-06
  • Thank Barbie for Britney National Review Online, 05-03-02
  • Benjamin Plotinsky interviews Kay Hymowitz about her latest piece "Love in the Time of Darwinism" Podcast: Interview, November 17, 2008
  • The Comforts of Home Wall Street Journal, 12-05-08
  • An Enduring Crisis for the Black Family Washington Post, 12-06-08
  • Black Families Showing Gains? National Review Online, 12-18-08
  • The End Of Middle America? Working Class White Families Are Unraveling Before Our Eyes New York Daily News, 12-19-10
  • Sarah Palin and the Battle for Feminism City Journal, Winter 2011
  • Where Have The Good Men Gone? Wall Street Journal, 02-19-11
  • Why Men Need Women Ask Men, 03-04-11
  • Why Are Men So Angry? The Daily Beast, 02-28-11
  • What America Really Needs Is A White House Council On Men And Boys Washington Examiner, 03-22-11
  • Parochial, Not Puritanical New York Times Room for Debate, 06-08-11
  • Anthony Weiner and the National Adultery Ritual Commentary, 06-14-11
  • Weinergate: Some Parting Thoughts Forbes, 06-20-11
  • What the Wal-Mart Case Means for Women in Business Forbes.com, 06-21-11
  • Why Do People Want to Get Married Anyway? Forbes, 06-27-11
  • Women Prefer the Mommy Track RealClearMarkets, 08-04-11
  • Kay Hymowitz discusses her latest article "Why the Gender Gap Won't Go Away. Ever." with Paul Beston Podcast: Interview, July 28, 2011
  • The Decline of Men is a Women's Issue Cato Unbound, 08-17-11
  • Sorry, But The Gender Wage Gap Is Here To Stay Pittsburg Post-Gazette, 11-13-11
  • The Truth About Marriage In America FoxNews.com, 12-16-11
  • Conservative Women: The Third Sex The Daily Caller, 03-13-12
  • Between 'Jersey Shore' and Rick Santorum Wall Street Journal, 03-23-12
  • American Caste City Journal, Spring 2012
  • Why Women Make Less Than Men Wall Street Journal, 04-26-12
  • Call a Truce in the Mommy Wars New York Daily News, 05-13-12
  • The Single-Mom Catastrophe Los Angeles Times, 06-03-12
  • Four Myths About Single Mothers Slate, 08-03-12
  • The End of Men? National Review Online, 10-02-12
  • The Original Culture Warriors Wall Street Journal, 10-09-12
  • Shaming Petraeus & the 'National Adultery Ritual' Acculturated, 11-26-12
  • The Real, Complex Connection Between Single-Parent Families and Crime The Atlantic, 12-03-12
  • The New Unmarried Moms Wall Street Journal, 03-17-13
  • What "Girls" Says about Relationships Today Knot Yet, 03-28-13
  • Another Side Of 'Feminist Victory' Washington Examiner, 05-31-13
  • Natural Lawyer The New York Times, 06-23-13
  • The Huma Craze National Review Online, 07-25-13
  • Do Women Really Want Equality? Time, 09-04-13
  • Longer Maternity Leave Not So Great for Women After All Time, 09-30-13
  • Boy Trouble City Journal, Autumn 2013
  • No Place Like Home Institute for Family Studies, 10-17-13
  • Broken Homes, Broken Boys Los Angeles Times, 10-31-13
  • Why Boys Are Falling Behind Dallas Morning News, 11-17-13
  • Did Inequality Make Dasani Homeless? City Journal, Winter 2014
  • The Real Roots Of The Nuclear Family Institute for Family Studies, 12-23-13
  • The War On Poverty At 50 National Review Online, 01-08-14
  • A Woman's (Only) Nation: What's Missing from the Shriver Report Time, 01-17-14
  • Do Parents Care Enough About School? New York Times Room for Debate, 02-09-14
  • How Single Motherhood Hurts Kids The New York Times, 02-08-14
  • As Nonmarital Births Rise, Women Becoming More Likely to Plan Pregnancies New York Daily News, 02-24-14
  • Divorce: It's Way Bigger Than We Thought Institute for Family Studies, 03-24-14
  • Brooklyn’s Chinese Pioneers City Journal, Spring 2014
  • Can The Gender Gap Be Solved? The Daily Beast, 04-22-14
  • A Letter From A Confused Feminist The Federalist, 05-28-14
  • Gender Gap Journalism Institute for Family Studies, 09-11-14
  • Book Review: 'Breaking In' By Joan Biskupic Wall Street Journal, 10-10-14
  • Street Harassment Isnt About SexismIts About Privilege Time, 11-04-14


  • Drugs
  • It’s Morning After in America City Journal, Spring 2004


  • Economic Development
  • At Last, A Job Program That Works City Journal, Winter 1997
  • Doing Better Than We Thought City Journal, Summer 2000
  • Bed-Stuy’s (Unfinished) Revival City Journal, Summer 2013


  • Education
  • Who Killed School Discipline? City Journal, Spring 2000
  • What’s Wrong with the Kids? City Journal, Winter 2000
  • More Columbines? City Journal, Spring 2001
  • Philadelphia’s Blackboard Jungle City Journal, Winter 2001
  • Survivor: The Manhattan Kindergarten City Journal, Spring 2001
  • J. Crew U. City Journal, Spring 1996
  • Fixing Special Ed? City Journal, Winter 1997
  • Special Ed and the Feds City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Special Ed: Kids Go In, But They Don’t Come Out City Journal, Summer 1996
  • The Right Way to Pick a Chancellor City Journal, Spring 2000
  • Sign of the Times Diarist, Autumn 1999
  • My Son Hamlet Diarist, Autumn 1996
  • Regrets on Teen Sex City Journal, Summer 1996
  • Maybe It’s Time for Abstinence City Journal, 8 April 2002
  • Fail Me, I Sue City Journal, Summer 2002
  • Lord of the Flies 2003 City Journal, Summer 2003
  • The New Peaceniks City Journal, Winter 2004
  • Universal Pre-K Won't Solve Vocabulary Gap (Or Inequality) Time, 10-25-13
  • Universal Preschool Won't Solve Inequality Orange County Register, 11-26-13
  • Do Parents Care Enough About School? New York Times Room for Debate, 02-09-14


  • Ethnicity
  • Is the Family Coming Back? City Journal, Summer 2001


  • Feminism
  • Fear and Loathing at the Day-Care Center City Journal, Summer 2001
  • Why Feminism is AWOL on Islam City Journal, Winter 2003
  • The End of Herstory City Journal, Summer 2002
  • Desperate Grandmas City Journal, Summer 2006
  • Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age Book, November 2006
  • The New Girl Order City Journal, Autumn 2007
  • Child-Man in the Promised Land City Journal, Winter 2008
  • The Sisters They Ignore The Australian News, 03-08-05
  • The Women Feminists Forgot Wall Street Journal, 03-07-03
  • Feminist Fog New York Post, 02-09-03
  • Unfeminist Feminists Washington Times, 07-16-02
  • Femme Fatale Commentary, 05-07-02
  • Love in the Time of Darwinism City Journal, Autumn 2008
  • A Womb Not of One’s Own Diarist, Winter 2009
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Businesswoman City Journal, Spring 2009
  • Femina Sapiens in the Nursery City Journal, Autumn 2009
  • Capitalism is the Ultimate Women’s Liberation Washington Examiner, 03-10-10
  • Kay Hymowitz discusses her article from the winter 2011 issue of City Journal, "Sarah Palin and the Battle for Feminism," with Ben Plotinsky. Podcast: Interview, January 20, 2011
  • Why Are Men So Angry? The Daily Beast, 02-28-11
  • Will Women Marry Down? The Daily Caller, 04-18-11
  • What the Wal-Mart Case Means for Women in Business Forbes.com, 06-21-11
  • Women Prefer the Mommy Track RealClearMarkets, 08-04-11
  • Kay Hymowitz discusses her latest article "Why the Gender Gap Won't Go Away. Ever." with Paul Beston Podcast: Interview, July 28, 2011
  • The Decline of Men is a Women's Issue Cato Unbound, 08-17-11
  • Why the Gender Gap Won’t Go Away. Ever. City Journal, Summer 2011
  • Don't Believe the Hype, College Educated Women Are Still Getting Married FoxNews.com, 10-19-11
  • Sarah Palin and the Battle for Feminism City Journal, Winter 2011
  • The Plight of the Alpha Female City Journal, Autumn 2012
  • The New Unmarried Moms Wall Street Journal, 03-17-13
  • Do Women Really Want Equality? Time, 09-04-13
  • Longer Maternity Leave Not So Great for Women After All Time, 09-30-13
  • Why Boys Are Falling Behind Dallas Morning News, 11-17-13
  • The Stubborn Facts Behind The Gender Pay Gap Institute for Family Studies, 01-08-14
  • A Woman's (Only) Nation: What's Missing from the Shriver Report Time, 01-17-14
  • Can The Gender Gap Be Solved? The Daily Beast, 04-22-14
  • A Letter From A Confused Feminist The Federalist, 05-28-14
  • Gender Gap Journalism Institute for Family Studies, 09-11-14
  • Book Review: 'Breaking In' By Joan Biskupic Wall Street Journal, 10-10-14
  • Street Harassment Isnt About SexismIts About Privilege Time, 11-04-14


  • Foreign Affairs
  • Raising Children for an Uncivil Society City Journal, Summer 1997
  • The New Girl Order City Journal, Autumn 2007


  • Government Reform
  • Why Did Ed Rendell Fizzle Out? City Journal, Autumn 1999
  • The Children’s Defense Fund: Not Part of the Solution City Journal, Summer 2000
  • How Welfare Reform Worked City Journal, Spring 2006


  • Higher Education
  • J. Crew U. City Journal, Spring 1996
  • Earth to Ivory Tower: Get Real! City Journal, Autumn 2001
  • Don't Believe the Hype, College Educated Women Are Still Getting Married FoxNews.com, 10-19-11


  • History
  • Gay Marriage vs. American Marriage City Journal, Summer 2004
  • May 1968: 40 Years Later City Journal, Spring 2008
  • Anti-Social Studies The Weekly Standard, 05-06-02
  • The War On Poverty At 50 National Review Online, 01-08-14
  • Book Review: 'Breaking In' By Joan Biskupic Wall Street Journal, 10-10-14


  • Homelessness
  • Sleeping on Grates? City Journal, Autumn 2003


  • Immigration
  • Doing Better Than We Thought City Journal, Summer 2000
  • Brooklyn’s Chinese Pioneers City Journal, Spring 2014


  • Islam
  • Why Feminism is AWOL on Islam City Journal, Winter 2003
  • Their Own Talib Diarist, Winter 2002


  • Legal Issues
  • Who Killed School Discipline? City Journal, Spring 2000
  • Special Ed: Kids Go In, But They Don’t Come Out City Journal, Summer 1996
  • Slouching Towards Cloning City Journal, Winter 1998
  • Fail Me, I Sue City Journal, Summer 2002
  • I Wed Thee, and Thee, and Thee City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • The Incredible Shrinking Father City Journal, Spring 2007


  • Love and Sex
  • Keep On Doin’ It City Journal, Winter 2002
  • Regrets on Teen Sex City Journal, Summer 1996
  • Scoring on Sex and the City City Journal, Autumn 2003
  • The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies City Journal, Summer 2005
  • What’s Wrong with the Kids? City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Tweens: Ten Going on Sixteen City Journal, Autumn 1998
  • It’s Just Sex City Journal, Winter 2001
  • It’s Morning After in America City Journal, Spring 2004
  • Gay Marriage vs. American Marriage City Journal, Summer 2004
  • I Wed Thee, and Thee, and Thee City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • Dads in the ‘Hood City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • Marriage and Caste City Journal, Winter 2006
  • Desperate Grandmas City Journal, Summer 2006
  • The Incredible Shrinking Father City Journal, Spring 2007
  • The New Girl Order City Journal, Autumn 2007
  • Child-Man in the Promised Land City Journal, Winter 2008
  • I Wed Thee . . . and Thee . . . and Thee Wall Street Journal, 10-18-04
  • Love Among The Ruins The Public Interest, 06-25-00
  • Love in the Time of Darwinism City Journal, Autumn 2008
  • Benjamin Plotinsky interviews Kay Hymowitz about her latest piece "Love in the Time of Darwinism" Podcast: Interview, November 17, 2008
  • A Womb Not of One’s Own Diarist, Winter 2009
  • Losing Confidence in Marriage Wall Street Journal, 07-03-09
  • Femina Sapiens in the Nursery City Journal, Autumn 2009
  • Why Men Pop The Question CNN, 02-14-11
  • Where Have The Good Men Gone? Wall Street Journal, 02-19-11
  • Why Men Need Women Ask Men, 03-04-11
  • Will Women Marry Down? The Daily Caller, 04-18-11
  • Anthony Weiner and the National Adultery Ritual Commentary, 06-14-11
  • Weinergate: Men Will Always Cheat The Daily Beast, 06-11-11
  • Weinergate: Some Parting Thoughts Forbes, 06-20-11
  • Why Do People Want to Get Married Anyway? Forbes, 06-27-11
  • Why the Gender Gap Won’t Go Away. Ever. City Journal, Summer 2011
  • Between 'Jersey Shore' and Rick Santorum Wall Street Journal, 03-23-12
  • Shaming Petraeus & the 'National Adultery Ritual' Acculturated, 11-26-12
  • What "Girls" Says about Relationships Today Knot Yet, 03-28-13
  • Natural Lawyer The New York Times, 06-23-13
  • The Huma Craze National Review Online, 07-25-13
  • Divorce: It's Way Bigger Than We Thought Institute for Family Studies, 03-24-14


  • Media
  • Day-Care Hype City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Sixtiesville City Journal, Winter 1999
  • Earth to Ivory Tower: Get Real! City Journal, Autumn 2001
  • Charity for Whom? City Journal, Autumn 2001
  • Robos in Paradise City Journal, Winter 2003
  • Michael Moore, Humbug City Journal, Summer 2003
  • Scoring on Sex and the City City Journal, Autumn 2003
  • Michael Moore, Humbug Wall Street Journal, 07-28-03


  • National Politics
  • What America Really Needs Is A White House Council On Men And Boys Washington Examiner, 03-22-11
  • Anthony Weiner and the National Adultery Ritual Commentary, 06-14-11
  • Weinergate: Men Will Always Cheat The Daily Beast, 06-11-11
  • Weinergate: Some Parting Thoughts Forbes, 06-20-11
  • Between 'Jersey Shore' and Rick Santorum Wall Street Journal, 03-23-12
  • Universal Preschool Won't Solve Inequality Orange County Register, 11-26-13


  • New York City
  • Survivor: The Manhattan Kindergarten City Journal, Spring 2001
  • Fixing Special Ed? City Journal, Winter 1997
  • Special Ed: Kids Go In, But They Don’t Come Out City Journal, Summer 1996
  • Scoring on Sex and the City City Journal, Autumn 2003
  • Bed-Stuy’s (Unfinished) Revival City Journal, Summer 2013
  • How Brooklyn Got Its Groove Back City Journal, Autumn 2011
  • Saving Welfare Reform City Journal, Special Issue 2013
  • Matthew Hennessey and Kay Hymowitz discuss her article, Brooklyn's Chinese Pioneers Podcast: Interview, 05-04-14


  • NYC Economy
  • Among the 'Rentheads' Wall Street Journal, 06-13-08
  • Saving Welfare Reform City Journal, Special Issue 2013
  • Brooklyn’s Chinese Pioneers City Journal, Spring 2014
  • Matthew Hennessey and Kay Hymowitz discuss her article, Brooklyn's Chinese Pioneers Podcast: Interview, 05-04-14


  • NYC Politics
  • Saving Welfare Reform City Journal, Special Issue 2013


  • NYC Schools
  • Special Ed: Kids Go In, But They Don’t Come Out City Journal, Summer 1996
  • Fixing Special Ed? City Journal, Winter 1997


  • NYS Politics
  • Parochial, Not Puritanical New York Times Room for Debate, 06-08-11


  • Other Cities
  • Civil Society Blooms in New Haven City Journal, Summer 1999
  • Why Did Ed Rendell Fizzle Out? City Journal, Autumn 1999


  • Philanthropy
  • Civil Society Blooms in New Haven City Journal, Summer 1999
  • The Children’s Defense Fund: Not Part of the Solution City Journal, Summer 2000
  • Charity for Whom? City Journal, Autumn 2001


  • Political Correctness
  • The New Peaceniks City Journal, Winter 2004
  • Michael Moore, Humbug City Journal, Summer 2003
  • Bill Cosby Is Right City Journal, Summer 2005
  • J. Crew U. City Journal, Spring 1996


  • Politics
  • The Children’s Defense Fund: Not Part of the Solution City Journal, Summer 2000
  • It’s Morning After in America City Journal, Spring 2004
  • Conservative Women: The Third Sex The Daily Caller, 03-13-12
  • Between 'Jersey Shore' and Rick Santorum Wall Street Journal, 03-23-12
  • The War On Poverty At 50 National Review Online, 01-08-14


  • Poverty
  • Gee, Parent’s Count City Journal, Autumn 1997
  • At Last, A Job Program That Works City Journal, Winter 1997
  • What’s Holding Black Kids Back? City Journal, Spring 2005
  • Marriage and Caste City Journal, Winter 2006
  • How Welfare Reform Worked City Journal, Spring 2006
  • New Findings Show Just How Bad Things Are For The Kids Washington Examiner, 11-03-10
  • American Caste City Journal, Spring 2012
  • Saving Welfare Reform City Journal, Special Issue 2013
  • Poverty and Newt City Journal, Winter 2012
  • Universal Pre-K Won't Solve Vocabulary Gap (Or Inequality) Time, 10-25-13
  • Universal Preschool Won't Solve Inequality Orange County Register, 11-26-13
  • The War On Poverty At 50 National Review Online, 01-08-14
  • Did Inequality Make Dasani Homeless? City Journal, Winter 2014


  • Quality of Life
  • False Poverty Prophets New York Post, 10-05-03
  • What the Experts Are Saying Now Wall Street Journal, 08-25-09
  • The End Of Middle America? Working Class White Families Are Unraveling Before Our Eyes New York Daily News, 12-19-10
  • Bed-Stuy’s (Unfinished) Revival City Journal, Summer 2013


  • Race
  • Bill Cosby Is Right City Journal, Summer 2005
  • The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies City Journal, Summer 2005
  • What’s Holding Black Kids Back? City Journal, Spring 2005
  • Dads in the ‘Hood City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • The New Black Realism City Journal, Winter 2007
  • Street Harassment Isnt About SexismIts About Privilege Time, 11-04-14


  • Race Issues
  • Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age Book, November 2006


  • Race Relations
  • The New Black Realism City Journal, Winter 2007


  • Regulation
  • Special Ed and the Feds City Journal, Summer 1997


  • Religion
  • Why Feminism is AWOL on Islam City Journal, Winter 2003
  • Natural Lawyer The New York Times, 06-23-13


  • School Curriculum and Programs
  • Special Ed and the Feds City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Special Ed: Kids Go In, But They Don’t Come Out City Journal, Summer 1996
  • Fixing Special Ed? City Journal, Winter 1997
  • Universal Pre-K Won't Solve Vocabulary Gap (Or Inequality) Time, 10-25-13


  • School Discipline
  • Sign of the Times Diarist, Autumn 1999
  • Lord of the Flies 2003 City Journal, Summer 2003
  • Who Killed School Discipline? City Journal, Spring 2000
  • What’s Wrong with the Kids? City Journal, Winter 2000
  • More Columbines? City Journal, Spring 2001
  • Philadelphia’s Blackboard Jungle City Journal, Winter 2001
  • How the Courts Undermined School Discipline Wall Street Journal, 05-04-99
  • "YOU CAN'T SUSPEND ME" How the Courts Armed Students with Rights - and Attitude The New Democrat, 09-30-99


  • School Finance and Management
  • The Right Way to Pick a Chancellor City Journal, Spring 2000
  • Fail Me, I Sue City Journal, Summer 2002


  • Special Education
  • Fixing Special Ed? City Journal, Winter 1997
  • Special Ed and the Feds City Journal, Summer 1997
  • Special Ed: Kids Go In, But They Don’t Come Out City Journal, Summer 1996


  • Tech and Environment
  • Slouching Towards Cloning City Journal, Winter 1998


  • Technology
  • Slouching Towards Cloning City Journal, Winter 1998


  • Terrorism
  • Their Own Talib Diarist, Winter 2002


  • Underclass
  • The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies City Journal, Summer 2005
  • What’s Holding Black Kids Back? City Journal, Spring 2005
  • Dads in the ‘Hood City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • How Welfare Reform Worked City Journal, Spring 2006
  • Saving Welfare Reform City Journal, Special Issue 2013


  • Urban Issues
  • Doing Better Than We Thought City Journal, Summer 2000


  • War on Terror
  • Their Own Talib Diarist, Winter 2002
  • Earth to Ivory Tower: Get Real! City Journal, Autumn 2001


  • Welfare
  • At Last, A Job Program That Works City Journal, Winter 1997
  • Civil Society Blooms in New Haven City Journal, Summer 1999
  • The Children’s Defense Fund: Not Part of the Solution City Journal, Summer 2000
  • Welfare Reform’s Benefit to Kids City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • What Ending Welfare Would Do City Journal, Winter 1995
  • Is the Family Coming Back? City Journal, Summer 2001
  • More Good News About Welfare Reform City Journal, Spring 2003
  • How Welfare Reform Worked City Journal, Spring 2006
  • Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age Book, November 2006
  • Welfare reform worth celebrating Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 07-16-06
  • How Welfare Reform Worked Chicago Sun-Times, 04-30-06
  • Book Review: Off the Dole Commentary, 01-01-05
  • Saving Welfare Reform City Journal, Special Issue 2013
  • Did Inequality Make Dasani Homeless? City Journal, Winter 2014


  • WTC
  • If It's Moore, It's Less Than Honest Los Angeles Times, 05-11-04


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