Category: Gender

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Yesenia Barragan: Even Your Silence Won’t Protect You

Only organizing can end the patriarchal rule of sexual harassment on our streets and in our communities

Anita Sarkeesian: Feminist Frequency – XOXO Festival

Talk at XOXO, an arts and technology festival in Portland, Oregon celebrating independent artists using the Internet to make a living doing what they love

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Victoria Law: Against Carceral Feminism

Relying on state violence to curb domestic violence only ends up harming the most marginalized women

Ian Sinclair: Housework Or Wifework?

On average, women in the UK spend 11.5 hours doing housework, while men do just six hours

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Rania Khalek: Israeli Government Promotes Rape Advocate As Expert On Palestinians

Appearing twice on the Israeli government-approved list is Mordechai Kedar, a professor of Arabic literature at Bar-Ilan University who recently advocated for the Israeli army to use rape as a tool of war

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

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