|This article relies on references to primary sources. (July 2010)|
February 10, 1963
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Occupation||Journalist, writer, research associate|
Cathy Young (Ekaterina Jung; Russian: Екатерина Юнг; born February 10, 1963) is a Russian American journalist and writer whose books and articles, as well as columns which appear in the libertarian monthly Reason, and also weekly in The Boston Globe, primarily espouse equality feminism and libertarianism.
Life and career 
Born in Moscow, the capital of what was then the Soviet Union, Ekaterina was 17 when her family's emigration application was granted in 1980, enabling them to start a new life in the United States. By 1988, having Anglicized her name and graduated from Rutgers University, where, in addition to writing a column for the student newspaper, The Daily Targum, and working as a student writer for The Detroit News, she completed her autobiography, Growing Up in Moscow: Memories of a Soviet Girlhood, published in 1989. Continuing her association with The Detroit News, Cathy Young was a regular columnist for the newspaper from 1993 to 2000, while also working as a freelance journalist, with her writing appearing in a variety of publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, National Review, Salon.com, and Reason. In her second book, Ceasefire!: Why Women and Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality, published in 1999, she argues for a "philosophy" which may be called "feminism or something else". Her association with The Boston Globe and Reason began in 2000 and 2001, respectively, as a weekly editorial page columnist for The Globe and a monthly columnist for Reason, where she is also a contributing editor.
In addition to her writing career, Cathy Young is a research associate at the Washington, D.C.-based libertarian think tank Cato Institute, for which she co-authored a 1996 policy analysis paper, "Feminist Jurisprudence: Equal Rights or Neo-Paternalism?". Her writing covers a variety of topics in politics and culture, with particular focus on gender issues and feminism, reflecting an individualist feminist perspective (c.f. Wendy McElroy), frequently agreeing with men's rights activists, while calling them to task for emulating the identity politics associated with some forms of feminism. In addition to appearing on a number of radio and television shows, she has spoken widely on college campuses and, during 2001 and 2002, taught a 3-week gender issues course at Colorado College.
- Growing Up In Moscow: Memories of a Soviet Girlhood (1989) (ISBN 0709041306)
- Ceasefire!: Why Women and Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality (1999) (ISBN 0684834421)
- Young, Cathy, Ceasefire!: Why Women and Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality (N.Y.: Free Press, 1999 (ISBN 0-684-83442-1)), p. 10 (Introduction: The Gender Wars).
- Young, Cathy, Ceasefire!, op. cit., p. 11 (Introduction).
- Cathy Young's collected writings at Reason magazine website
- Cathy Young's website
- Cathy Young's blog
- Cathy Young at the Internet Movie Database