The struggle to be taken seriously in the age of subtle sexism

Blake Dodge: I have the utmost empathy for my male peers. But for every “pretty and smart” comment I get (and for the ones that aren’t even that flattering), for every patronizing inflection and for every inadvertent power grab at my expense, you perpetuate sexism in environments where it absolutely cannot belong

This week's circulars

In Depth

One man’s real-life ‘Walk in the Woods’

No matter how easy the Appalachian Trail looks on the big screen, it’s no stroll in the park

In July, Pat Stith, a former N&O journalist, became the 26th person over 70 to thru-hike the trail

Trail angels, big meals and an unusual story about a ring

Duke's Nasher Museum of Art commissions a mural by abstract painter Odili Donald Odita Video by Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com