Articles in gender & sexuality tagged with children-and-family

Christine Henneberg

My patients and I don’t use words like “choice” or “viability.”

Sophie Lewis

Netflix’s Maid and three recent best-sellers depict the agonies and rage of being a low-wage housekeeper or nanny. But all fail to identify capitalism itself as the culprit.

Joseph J. Fischel

Arguments that kink has no place in a post-#MeToo Pride may appear reasonable, but celebrating public sexuality is an important step toward a future free of racism and homophobia.

Briana Last Joanna Wuest

On the surface, Fulton v. Philadelphia poses a question about religious conscience—but its proponents hope it will enable conservatives to pick and choose which laws they have to follow.

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Paul M. Renfro

A new book shows how Trump’s family separation policy belongs to a much longer history of U.S. government forces—alongside state and local entities—taking children from families deemed inimical to the idealized American family form.

Christine Hume Halloween Stranger Danger
Christine Hume

Bizarre restrictions are levied against people on the sex offense registry on Halloween. But do they actually make children safer or simply reveal what we fear?

Peter Coviello Mormonism Women Secularism
Peter Coviello

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.

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Gina Schouten

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. 

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Nara Milanich

The meaning of fatherhood remains elusive, even in the age of DNA-based paternity testing.

Hugh Ryan After Marriage
Hugh Ryan

Did the success of gay marriage erode the radical potential of queer politics?