Category: Gender

Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig: The Personal and the Political

Individual narratives have their place in progressive struggles, but Rolling Stone’s controversial article shows why they have to be wedded to a wider analysis

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Linda Gordon: Race, Class, and Women’s Bodies: Historical Legacies

The human body never stands free of social and historical power relations. Long after many assume that history is past, it lives on, and it leaves its marks on bodies

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Preeti Kaur: India: Sterilization, Development, Population Control and Discrimination

Tragic deaths of 15 sterilized women in India reveal pervasive discrimination and inhumane family planning policies

Dahlia Lithwick: The University of Virginia Finally Confronts Its Rape Problem

The confidential sexual assault investigation system has failed

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Cynthia Peters: Parents: This Is How They Mess with our Minds

Raising a child in a moral way is not just up to parents, its up to society

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Badri Raina: The Broom and the Scalpel: India’s Cleanliness Campaign

An ancient Indian saying has it “where women are respected, there the gods have their abode.” Well, that place surely is not India

Jordan Flaherty: Fighting Sex Trafficking or Targeting Women?

A New Law Shows That Police and Prisons are not a Solution to Sex Trafficking

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Liliana Segura: No, We Don’t Need a Law Against Catcalling

It would be hard to imagine a more sweeping way to invite and reinforce racist notions of criminality than by telling people that every unwanted intrusion in public is a potential crime

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Rebecca Solnit: Feminism: The Men Arrive!

Hooray! Uh-Oh!

Laura Beratti: National Women’s Meeting in Argentina

Thousands marching for their rights

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