Category: Gender

Karima Bennoune: The Women’s Court

From 1991 through 2001, a series of conflicts, including the Bosnian War, were fought on the territory of the Former Yugoslavia. During that time, ethnic, sexual and economic violence against women was rampant and rape was used as a tool for “ethnic cleansing.”

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Hester Eisenstein: The Sweatshop Feminists

Global elites have appropriated feminist language to justify brutal exploitation and neoliberal development

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Auset Marian Lewis: White Privilege and Rachel Dolezal: You Can’t Make this Stuff Up

The median income of black households is less than 60% of white ones. Blacks are twice as jobless as whites

Danica Jorden: In Argentina and Mexico, “Not One Less” Means Every Woman’s Life Matters

Women’s rights activists in Argentina have revived the slogan that began in Mexico in response to the mass killings of young women in Ciudad Juárez

Jill Lepore: Reproduction, marriage, and the Constitution

Douglas’s arguments about privacy and marriage have been the signal influence on a series of landmark Supreme Court decisions

Christopher Zumski Finke: Why You Need to Know About a Gross Thing Called #GamerGate—And the Women Who Fight It

In the past few months, the hashtag #GamerGate has become a banner flying over America’s current confrontation over feminism, male privilege, and cultural expression

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Richard Falk: America at Its Best is Strange

For all that is wrong with what the United States is doing to others throughout the world, these explorations on the frontiers of personal freedom might be the start of a better page of national history

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Linda Gordon: SayHerName: Police Killings of Black Women

Black Lives Matter protests have focused mainly on African American boys and men killed by police. Now the movement is growing, calling Americans to notice and recognize the many, many women

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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