Articles in gender & sexuality tagged with feminism

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.

Judith Levine

The right to reproductive health and agency is a compelling state interest.

Joseph J. Fischel

Porn performers have a unique vision for labor justice and erotic fulfillment, but they face draconian regulation and exploitative work conditions.

Becca Rothfeld

Three new books explore the gap between sex that is good and sex that is virtuous, making the complexities of desire central to our conversations about sexual ethics.

Paula Findlen

Recent efforts to commemorate Laura Bassi—a pioneering physicist in eighteenth-century Italy—often say more about us than the world of women in science.

Judith Levine

The penalties of gender and sexual violence are not equally distributed, but psyche violence is genderless.

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Jessa Crispin

The pandemic has foregrounded women's exploitation in the home and challenged feminism to once again go beyond middle-class concerns. 

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Vivian Gornick

Simone de Beauvoir’s relationship with her readers was a mutually demanding collaboration.

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Julie C. Suk

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.

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Marie E. Berry Milli Lake

Some gender equality initiatives help to reinforce exclusion rather than dismantle it.