Category: Gender

Pete Dolack: Dump the Kid And Get Back To Work

The presidential campaign season is well underway in the United States, and never in human history will more money be spent to say less. And only 16 more months to go. A perennial favorite of the worst electoral system money can buy is the race among the candidates to be the most in favor of motherhood and apple pie

Maria Hengeveld: How Nike’s Neoliberal Feminism Came to Rule the Global South

The exploitative essence of Nike’s feminism hasn’t changed all that much the past twenty years

Sonia Mitralias: GREECE: Sexist rampage against resistance to memoranda

n the paroxysmal crisis that Greece is going through, we are witnessing an unleashing of an extremely violent sexist campaign against women. What is more, this is happening on the main political scene in full public view. We believe that this extreme and violent sexism, that is taking epidemic dimensions, differs significantly from the common Read more…

Vincent Emanuele: The War Against Women: College Campuses and American Culture

For decades, women around the world have resisted patriarchy and the culture and institutions that produce it. But where are their allies?

Editors of SinEmbargo: Mexico: “We Are the Problem Because We Disturb Both the Government and the Narcos”

Here we are all the problem, disturbing both the Government and the narcos; we’re faced with repression on two fronts, the legal and the illegal

Sarah Mirk: Five Facts to Know on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

The prevalence and persistence of the wage gap makes it clear that this is not an isolated, individual phenomena but an inequality that’s reinforced by our national economic and cultural systems

Lily Zheng: Trans Liberation Doesn’t Come From a Military Uniform

The mainstream LGBT movement is eyeing transgender military inclusion as the next goal of assimilationist politics. But true liberation looks like something else

Katha Pollitt: The Anti-Abortion Vanguard

Abortion opponents are at the forefront of a wider effort to punish poor women and attack social services

Ezequiel Adamovsky: “Ni una menos”: Feminism and Politics in Argentina

A historical national-wide demonstration in Argentina marks a turning point in the development of a feminist movement and is likely to affect local politics

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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