A Political and Literary Forum
On the hundreth anniversary of suffrage, it’s time for gender equity in political office.
Jennifer M. Piscopo, Shauna L. Shames
Appeals to the biological facts conceal a deeper contest over political equality—and scientific authority itself.
Before allies were included in the LGBT movement, they had never been afforded equal footing within a social justice movement. But is this an effective strategy for building solidarity?
Two recent books about Mormon women highlight the success of the church in redefining itself as a modern liberal religion. But to become that, the Latter-day Saints dramatically reworked both their theology and history.
Balancing work-life pressures is often considered the holy grail, but men can still opt out of these policies. To move the needle on gender inequality, the state needs to take more coercive action.
In our search for a useful past, we need to be careful whom we name as the heroes of queer history.
Samuel Clowes Huneke
A gay liberation reading list.
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
Linda Hirshman’s new book "Reckoning" poses a false dichotomy between two kinds of feminism: those fighting for sexual liberation and those fighting for equality. We don’t have to give up one for the sake of the other.
The press has crowned Buttigieg the inheritor of Stonewall’s legacy, but this doesn’t square with what we know of Stonewall activists and the world they hoped to create.
The meaning of fatherhood remains elusive, even in the age of DNA-based paternity testing.
—and why consent isn’t the same thing as good sex. An International Whores Day reading list.
Debate over Title IX affirmative consent standards has assumed that consent is the best basis for a feminist sexual politics. But what if it isn’t?
Joseph J. Fischel
“I was a teenager back then, pregnant and desperate. Too terrified to make the midnight trip to the back alley.”
Matt Lord, Boston Review
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Charles Sabel, David G. Victor
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