Category: Gender

Golnaz Esfandiari: Iranian Woman wins Math Genius Prize, Iranian officials Obsess about her Hair

Mirzakhani’s achievement appears to have created a challenge for Iranian newspapers forced to follow stringent written and unwritten censorship guidelines concerning images exposed female skin and hair

Various Contributors: How Gender Changes Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’

If economic inequality continues to soar, as Piketty says it will, and inherited wealth plays a growing role in our economy, in what ways does that affect women?

Michael H. Fox: Failure to Protect

Criminalizing Mothers for Male Child Abuse

Ian Sinclair: Ann Oakley and Housework

Interview with Ann Oakley on housework and feminism

Neeta Lal: India’s Great Invisible Workforce

According to census data released this month, a whopping 160 million women in India, 88 percent of who are of working age (15 to 59 years), are confined to their homes performing ‘household duties’

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Dave Zirin: Here’s What Happens When an NFL Player Beats His Fiancée Unconscious

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was caught on a security camera dragging his unconscious wife-to-be Janay Palmer by the hair, after knocking her unconscious

Maya Mikdashi: Gendering Israel’s War on Gaza

. The killing of women and children is horrific—but in the reiteration of these disturbing facts there is something missing: the public mourning of Palestinian men killed by Israel’s war machine

William Boardman: Rape at College, Then Rape by College

Hobart & William Smith Colleges does a Steubenville

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David Swanson: If Iraq Were in Central America

If Gaza were in Maryland, would the United States still provide the weapons for bombing the homes there?

Jessica Davies: Women Lead Struggles to Transform the World

The women of El Barrio and the Zapatista women of La Realidad are two examples of how women in struggle all over the world are coming together to inspire and learn from each other

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