Category: Gender

Frank Breslin: Standardized Testing and the Third Reich

Teachers are morally conflicted by the utter mindlessness and the coarsening effect of what they are forced to put children through. They cannot even imagine the kind of mentality of an Education Secretary of a modern civilized nation who could inflict such untold damage on a generation of children

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Belen Fernandez: Neoliberal Rape in Spain

In Spain, a new set of guidelines to help women avoid rape is just one among many policies assaulting citizens’ dignity

Carol Hanisch: Miss America is Back and Women’s Liberation Has Gone Missing

We know from history that reality isn’t always pretty and gains won can indeed be lost, as those who protested on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in 1968 have seen happen in our lifetime

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Dave Zirin: The Revictimizing of Janay Rice

The one question they did not glaringly ask is, How will Janay Rice react to the release of the tape?

Andrea Bowen: Defend (and Understand) Your Transgender Members

Transgender people are a workplace reality. And some unions, like the Communications Workers (CWA) and Service Employees (SEIU), have long advocated for transgender workers

Crystal Shepeard: If a Senator Can’t Report Sexual Harassment Without Backlash, Who Can?

It seems we’re still living in a mad, Mad Men world

Jessica Valenti: Beyond ‘No Means No’

The Future Of Campus Rape Prevention Is ‘Yes Means Yes’

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Linda Gordon: Innocent Womenandchildren

“Collateral Damage” in the Israeli War on Gaza

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Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to Me

Facts Didn’t Get in Their Way

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

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