Category: Gender

Darnell L. Moore: While We Focus on Shootings, We Ignore Victims of Police Sexual Assault

We must insist that violence against women matters because women’s bodies and sexual autonomy matter — despite an apparent insistence they don’t

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Justin Podur: We are all Farkhunda

What occurred was a sustained mobilization exponentially larger and more powerful than the gang of misogynists who murdered her

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Staughton Lynd: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary

Review of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary, by Lara Vapnek

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Julia Evelyn Martínez: Motherhood Is A Right, Not A Duty

In patriarchally-based societies, motherhood is no longer a right but an obligation

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Ann Jones: “Farkhunda is Our Sister”

A “Martyr,” a Murder, and the Making of a New Afghanistan?

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Medea Benjamin: Citizen Diplomats Cross Korea’s DMZ Calling for Reconciliation

The women involved in Women Cross the DMZ include peace activists, writers, professors, lawyers, gender equality advocates, former diplomats, UN representatives, and humanitarians

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Vijay Prashad: General Strike of the Rich Alumni

We dissent too little. We accept too much. We allow our institutions to treat students like customers and consumers and not citizens

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Marina Sitrin: Pregnancy and Fashion – Don’t “Look Like Me”

Pregnancy has been the one area that remained generally untouched by superficial beauty and fashion judgments

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Linda Gordon: Anti-Woman Terrorism

The proper definition of terrorism, often forgotten, is not only inflicting violence on civilians but doing so in order to intimidate, frighten and coerce others into conformity to the values of the terrorists. When the 19th-century Russian anarchist terrorists assassinated Tsarist agents, they did so in order to make others less willing to serve the Read more…

Charlotte Maria Saenz: Women Up in Arms

Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds embrace a new gender politics

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