Some radical feminists say that males who transition to females can hardly embody the unique experiences, both physically and culturally, that constitute being an authentic female. The photos of Caitlyn Jenner in Vanity Fair renewed the debate.
Now that some states have decided that residents can carry weapons even at the airport, Americans have watched a steady stream of primarily white males testing the boundaries of what is acceptable when it comes to guns in public places.
Since the aftermath of 9/11, American conservatives and liberals have diverged sharply in what they think about Islam. Two events this weekend, including a spat over an in-flight Coke, hint at how and why a backlash to Islam is evolving.