Category: Gender

Preeti Kaur: Revolution in Rojava: Democratic Confederalism, Gender justice, and Ecology

As a result of these new principles of justice, and new alternative conflict resolution commitments, women and girls are not automatically blamed

Amartya Sen: Women’s Progress Outdid China’s One-Child Policy

The abandonment of the one-child policy in China is a momentous change, and there is much to celebrate in the easing of restrictions on human freedom in a particularly private sphere of life. But we need to recognize that the big fall in fertility in China over the decades, for which the one-child policy is Read more…

Harry Targ: The Idea Of The Deep State And “Real Alternatives”

Progressives need to become familiar with the “deep state,” those semi-invisible centers of power that shape the public policy agenda and at the same time work against policies that challenge the fundamental rights of all citizens

Kevin Powell: Why one activist thinks we need a men’s movement

About a year ago, I began a quiet one-year residency at a prestigious American university, invited because there were endless allegations by female students about rape and other forms of sexual assault by fraternity members and male athletes on campus. School administrators were red-faced and eager for outside help. My task: work with young men Read more…

Pamela D. Palmater: Canada Is in a Crisis of Epic Proportions

Indigenous peoples, the environment and basic human rights and freedoms have all been sacrificed under Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government

Linda Gordon: The Pope, Patriarchy, and Saving the World

People who care about preserving our world and ending violence need to keep demanding that the Catholic Church align itself with sex equality

Vanessa Vargas Rojas: Revisiting a Dark Episode in the Life of Pablo Neruda

Forty-two years since the death of Pablo Neruda, revisiting the interpretation of an obscure episode the poet described in his book of memoirs, “I Confess That I Have Lived,” in which he himself is the author of a rape. The figure of the poet Pablo Neruda has never been free from controversy. Nobel prizewinner for Read more…

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…

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