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Charlotte Hays

Director of Cultural Programs, Senior Editor

Charlotte Hays is IWF's senior editor and director of cultural program.

Hays gets up most mornings and contributes to the Inkwell, the weblog of the Independent Women's Forum. Hays joined the Independent Women's Forum in 1999 as editor of The Women's Quarterly. When the quarterly evolved into our web operation, Hays became a senior editor.

Known for her quick and irreverent sense of humor, Hays has appeared on cable television programs such as Politically Incorrect, C-Span's Washington Journal, and PBS's To the Contrary. A former correspondent for the National Catholic Register and a feature writer at The Washington Times, Hays has been fascinated by politics since covering local politics for alternative weeklies in New Orleans. She is coauthor of three humorous books on southern culture, the first of which was the best-selling Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral. She is also author of Fortune Hunters, a book on what it takes to make a Midas marriage. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street JournalNew York magazine, the Washington Post’s “Book World,” and the Weekly Standard.

Hays has recently returned to IWF after several years of serving as editor of In Character, A Journal of Everyday Virtues, which was published by the John Templeton Foundation.mes, Hays has been fascinated by politics since covering local politics for alternative weeklies in New Orleans.

Recent Articles:

Academic Mob Cuts Professor Amy Wax's Teaching Load

March 19 2018

Hillary Clinton Keeps Digging

March 19 2018

The CIA Gets An Award-Winning Intelligence Officer And Strong Woman to Lead Agency

March 16 2018

The Luck of the Irish: They Got Here Before Multiculturalists Could Tell Them Not to Assimilate

March 16 2018

Hillary Clinton To Headline at MeToo-Themed Women in the World Summit

March 16 2018

Think Tank Head: Competition of Ideas Is Under Attack

March 15 2018

Speaking in India, Hillary Says American Women Voted As Husbands and Boyfriends Told Them

March 14 2018

Gallup-Knight Surveys College Students on Free Speech And Finds . . . Lots of Confusion

March 12 2018

What's Happened to the University?

March 12 2018

Let Them Eat Climate Change: California's New Gentry Politics

March 8 2018

Want to Go to Yale? Skip Out of High School to Protest for Approved Causes

March 7 2018

Oscar Emasculated

March 5 2018

College: Is the Degree Worth the Debt?

March 2 2018

AEI Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers Targeted by Southern Poverty Law Center

February 28 2018

Did Identity Politics Originate in Government Rules--And Can the Trump Administration Do Something about This?

February 28 2018

Jordan Peterson on the Nihilism that Contributes to the Creation of a School Shooter

February 27 2018

What the U.S. Media Missed: The Real Lives of North Korean Athletes and Cheerleaders

February 26 2018

How Mandatory Union Dues Make Many Workers Subsidize Views with Which They Disagree

February 23 2018

Real People and Small Dollar Loans

February 21 2018

The Florida Shooting Brought Out the Best in a Lot of People. But Not Everybody

February 21 2018

Marines Quietly Eliminate Physical Standard Women Find Almost Impossible to Pass

February 20 2018

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Concerned that Accused Sometimes Denied Due Process in Title IX Cases on Campus

February 20 2018

Could the Parkland School Massacre Have Been Prevented?

February 16 2018

Antifa Tries to Prevent Former Google Tech Nerd James Damore from Speaking on Campus

February 16 2018

Are Students Actually Being Trained to Be Intolerant?

February 15 2018

A Husband's Tribute to His Wife, a Holocaust Survivor Who Knew She Could Do Anything She Wanted to Do

February 14 2018

Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day

February 14 2018

More on Western Media Darling Kim Yo Jong's Day Job

February 14 2018

Counterintuitive: It Is a LACK of Ideology that Has Made Current Politics so Vicious

February 13 2018

Media Swoons over Representative of Most Repressive Regime on Earth

February 12 2018

Nanny State: Laundry Pods Should Have Labels Reminding People Not to Eat Them

February 9 2018

Kenyon Seems to be Latest Prestige College to Abandon Ideal of a Liberal Education

February 8 2018

Fred Wambier Will Be a Powerful Witness at the Winter Olympics

February 8 2018

Despite Rhetoric Endorsing Freedom of Speech, Academia Can't Handle Dissent

February 7 2018

MSNBC's Katy Tur Condescends to Americans Pleased with Bonuses

February 6 2018

San Diego State U Goes All-in for "Diversity"

February 6 2018

Blow-Drying without a License Can Carry Jail Time in Arizona

February 6 2018

Divided Nation: Even Our TV Taste Reflects the Political Divide

February 5 2018

What Happens When Public Schools Become Social Justice Factories?

February 2 2018

Why Can't Sexual Harassers Act More Like Romance Heroes?

February 2 2018

Charter Schools Seen as Solution to New York's Racial Achievement Gap

February 1 2018

American Women Are Having More Babies

January 31 2018

More on President Trump's First State of the Union Address

January 31 2018

Women's March Participant Has Second Thoughts

January 30 2018

When "Protecting" Consumers Actually Narrows Their Choices

January 30 2018

Why Class Warfare Rhetoric Is Unlikely to Work Against Tax Reform

January 26 2018

Celebrities to Stage "People's State of the Union" to Protest Trump

January 26 2018

Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Fashion Sense Slammed by . . . Cher

January 25 2018

Major American Companies Voluntarily Adding Paid Leave and Other Benefits for Salaried and Hourly Employees

January 25 2018

Politico Column: Masculinity Is Cause of Mass Shootings

January 24 2018

A weekend about women

August 28 2017

Critics Of Campus Sexual Assault Handlings Prepare For DeVos Meeting

July 12 2017

Fauxcahontas Is No Civil Rights Leader • Garrison

February 9 2017

Jacques: Don’t Blame Sexism For Clinton Loss

November 11 2016

Obamacare's Ultimate Goal: Single Payer • Garrison

October 27 2016

Phyllis Schlafly's Legacy: 'She Encouraged Us To Speak Out And Speak Boldly'

September 7 2016

IWF Pokes Holes In 'Gender Gap'

August 26 2016

Study: It’s ‘Unhealthy’ For Young Men To Be Breadwinners

August 22 2016

More E-Mail Trouble For Hillary Clinton • Garrison

August 12 2016

Men Say They Work More Than Women. Here's The Truth.

June 29 2016

Is Hillary's Nomination A Shining Moment In American History? • Garrison

June 9 2016

Conservative Women: 'Trump Is Todd Akin On Steroids'

March 18 2016

HRC: I'm Going to Put a Lot of Coal Mining Companies out of Business • Conservative Commandos

March 16 2016

Obama's Last-Year "Plans" Under Fire

January 14 2016

Democrats Sexual Abuse Double Standard & Feminist's Unserious Take On Cologne Attacks • Stacy Petty Show

January 12 2016

Will President's Gun Control Executive Order Stop Gun Violence? Probably Not. • Garrison

January 7 2016

Pre-FBN Debate Analysis & GWU's Censored Women's Film Festival • Stacy Petty

November 10 2015

CNBC moderator Becky Quick used discredited wage gap statistics

October 30 2015

Civil War Brewing Over Caitlyn Jenner • Michael Koolidge

October 27 2015

Hillary Wants to Take Your Guns & Benghazi Hearing Analysis • Andy Caldwell

October 22 2015

Joe Biden Says No To 2016 & Second Amendment Under Fire • Conservative Commandos

October 21 2015

Law against discrimination makes hiring women a challenge

October 9 2015

Hillary Clinton and First Democrat Debate • Garrison

October 8 2015

The New Hillary: Suspension of Disbelief • Garrison

October 8 2015

Republicans hope Carly Fiorina will close the electoral gender gap. Here’s why she won’t.

September 28 2015

Trump's Disparaging Remarks on Fiorina's Face • Vicki McKenna

September 10 2015

Advice for young women in the work place • WCBS Pat Carroll

August 31 2015

Gender-equality numbers reliable? Nah, not so much

August 25 2015

'Women's equality' ranking, by state

August 24 2015

The Forgotten Trump, The Rise of Carly, and the Dishonest Hillary • Garrison

August 20 2015

Netflix and other big tech companies extending parental leave policies • One News Now

August 12 2015

Obama's policies an obstacle for startups

August 6 2015

Hillary Clinton's Reset • Conservative Commandos

June 16 2015

Podcast #12: Technology & Taxes: Costly Policies That Affect Consumers

June 11 2015

Podcast #11: Women LEAD Summit: Moving forward with a positive agenda for women

June 2 2015

The rise of Carly Florina • Vicki McKenna

May 28 2015

IRS targeting saved Obama re-election/Iran & Israel/UVA Rape Scandal • Andy Caldwell

April 9 2015

UVA Rolling Stone Report: A Blemish on Professional Journalism • Bill Martinez Live

April 9 2015

UN deems Israel the only violator of women's rights • Bobby Gunther Walsh

March 26 2015

UN deems Israel top violator of women's rights • Schilling Show

March 23 2015

Poverty & Ferguson/Hillary's Hard Drives/Prof wants to bypass Supreme Court • WIBC Garrison

March 19 2015

Hillary's Hard Drives • Conservative Commandos

March 17 2015

Hillary faces test as women's advocate/What happened to the Abbottabad docs? • Andy Caldwell

March 12 2015

How do we bring more women into top jobs? • BBC Radio

March 6 2015

Actress Patricia Arquette Demands Equal Pay in Oscar Speech • WCBM Sean and Frank

February 25 2015

Obama Admistration's Internet Power-Grab • WIBC Garrison

February 12 2015

What's behind "No Gender December" • Rick Amato Show

December 16 2014

Supreme Court says small, private companies don't have to provide contraception • Neal Larson Show

July 1 2014

Under Title IX equal opportunities should not mean equal outcomes • SportsTalk 84 with Lachlan McLean

June 25 2014

Is there a hysteria developing about rape on campus? • WIBC Garrison

June 12 2014

'Freedom of speech' is too sophisticated a concept for today's illiberal students

March 9 2018

Many of Trump's worst enemies have a lot in common with Obama-era 'birthers'

December 13 2017

Donna Brazile's book accidentally reveals what the Democratic Party really thinks about women

November 7 2017

Harvey Weinstein and the Hollywood/media industrial complex's war on women

October 13 2017

Why the ‘Will & Grace’ Reboot Traffics in Recycled Trump Jokes

October 3 2017

Fight Against School Vouchers Pits a Powerful Educational Establishment Against Low-Income Parents

August 8 2017

Drain the White House Correspondents Dinner!

February 17 2017

Fake News: The Atlantic Smears My Hometown...but Posh Magazines Never Get Called Out for Their Fake News

January 13 2017

Modern Tupperware Parties

December 22 2016

Do the Russkies Deserve the Pulitzky Prize?

December 16 2016

A Civilized Nation Does Not Force Its Women To Fight Its Wars

December 7 2016

Who’s Really Left Behind?: Reconnecting with Middle America Requires More than Messaging

December 2 2016

A Few Words on Infantilizing Feminism and the Campaign Just Ended: The Maturity Gap

November 11 2016

Obama's Fundamental Transformation Is Built on Quicksand; It is about to Become Set in Cement

October 28 2016

Wikileaks: Clinton Campaign Probably Knows the Truth about Job Loss and the $15 Minimum Wage Hike

October 14 2016

Stop and Frisk: The Inner City's Best Friend

September 30 2016

A New Theory of the (Male) Leisure Class

September 16 2016

Don’t Call Me Ms.: The Life and Times of Phyllis Schlafly

September 7 2016

Hooray For The Humanities!

September 1 2016

Long Overdue Wisdom from Donald Trump on Race, Law, and Order

August 19 2016

Second District Court Of Appeals: Two (Genders) Can Tango With Title IX

August 5 2016

Neat Trick: Clinton Plans to Do the Same Old Thing but Get Different Results

July 31 2016

Facing Up To Our Predicament: Stop Calling These Murders "Senseless"

July 22 2016

Mass. Pay Equity Legislation And The ‘War On Work’

July 15 2016

More and More Students Think They’re Oppressed

July 13 2016

Hillary's Scam Vs. Donald's Scam

July 8 2016

Why Is Fingerprinting Such a Sticky Point for Uber?

June 24 2016

D.C. Minimum Wage Hike: Liberals Feel Dandy, Low-Income Kids Get Hurt

June 10 2016

‘Safe Spaces’?: Not For Guys In Our Feminized College Environments

May 17 2016

Hillary Evolves: More Government Needed to Raise Tots

May 13 2016

Is Camilla the Wicked Stepmother in the Royal Family Drama?

May 6 2016

Hillary, Hill, And Jill

April 29 2016

Equal Pay Day: Hillary's Favorite Holiday

April 15 2016

Donald Trump Breathes New Life into Left’s War on Women

March 18 2016

Nancy Reagan: An Alternative Obituary

March 8 2016

Do Or Die Time

February 19 2016

Women In Combat Isn't Just A Women's Issue

February 18 2016

Steinem, Albright Try Bullying Female Voters into Supporting Hillary

February 11 2016

Muslim Women: Obama's Slap in the Face

February 5 2016

Now, What About The 13 Hours Of Hillary Clinton And Barack Obama?

January 22 2016

Will Bill Clinton's Sexual Past Disturb Hillary's "Women As Victim" Ploy?

January 8 2016

President Obama: Perks Are Great but Get Me Outta Here!

December 18 2015

From Cosmo Girl To Catholic Woman: The Story Of One Woman’s Liberation

December 12 2015

Celebrities, Please Stop Talking About Menopause

December 8 2015

Pathetic Protests

December 4 2015

Religion Of Peace?

November 28 2015


November 20 2015

The Media’s Snob Problem: Trump’s Gold Palace and Carson’s Jesus Painting

November 19 2015

Censored Women's Film Festival: Will There Be a Feminist in the Room?

November 6 2015

GOP Candidates Counter Comic-Book CNBC Panel

October 29 2015

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