A Political and Literary Forum
Simone de Beauvoir’s relationship with her readers was a mutually demanding collaboration.
This year Virginia became the crucial thirty-eighth state to ratify the ERA. Renewed efforts to quash it stand to wipe out a hundred years of women’s work as constitution-makers.
Julie C. Suk
Some gender equality initiatives help to reinforce exclusion rather than dismantle it.
Marie E. Berry, Milli Lake
Current contempt for age gap relationships serves to strip both men and women of their agency.
Judith Butler’s ‘The Force of Nonviolence’ advocates for pacifism but neglects much of the tradition’s philosophy and feminist theory. Is it possible to merge Butler’s insights with a serious concern for how nonviolent politics can be effective?
Cancel culture can go wrong, but that doesn't mean the objections of far-right trolls and social justice activists should be mistaken for having equal worth.
Instead of deterring sexual violence, criminalization has empowered policing and punishment. To prevent both sexual and state-inflicted abuse, we must embrace restorative justice.
Judith Levine, Erica R. Meiners
If women’s suffrage was the battle of the twentieth century, women’s representation will be the battle of the twenty-first.
Jennifer M. Piscopo
On the hundreth anniversary of suffrage, it’s time for gender equity in political office.
Jennifer M. Piscopo, Shauna L. Shames
What does gender equity in a democracy look like?
Deborah Chasman, Joshua Cohen
—and those who wish they could be mothers. A reading list for Mother’s Day.
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
The black feminist Combahee River Collective manifesto and E. Franklin Frazier’s Black Bourgeoisie share the diagnosis that the wealthy and powerful will take every opportunity to hijack activist energies for their own ends.
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò
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Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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