This is your take on a newsy, topical or controversial issue. We want tight, well-argued pieces that combine anecdote and analysis to make a strong case for a particular point of view. Examples include why you won't let your daughter play with princesses or dress your twins the same. Up to 1,200 words. Completed essays only.

For time-sensitive pieces, email us directly at, with the word "timely" in all caps in the subject line.
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