Articles in gender & sexuality tagged with law-and-justice

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Mary Ziegler

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling is only the latest twist in the convoluted legal history of women’s reproductive rights. The future looks no less partisan.

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Judith Levine Erica R. Meiners

Instead of deterring sexual violence, criminalization has empowered policing and punishment. To prevent both sexual and state-inflicted abuse, we must embrace restorative justice.

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Anne Gray Fischer

Forms of gender-specific violence are baked into the structure of law enforcement. Reform efforts will fail until we eliminate police discretion over women’s bodies.

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Rachel Rebouché

A recent abortion ruling asks whether abortion access laws may one day be judged on how they serve women's health.

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Paisley Currah

Gorsuch’s majority opinion tossed out the old common sense about sex, even as its logic buttressed other kinds of state control.

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Joseph J. Fischel

Pride festivities attempt every year to reinforce the idea of an LGBT community, but when it comes to views on policing, white gay men and trans women of color often have little in common.

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Judith Levine

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.

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Hugh Ryan

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

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Under capitalism, you don’t have to love your job to want to keep it.

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Walter Johnson

A childhood steeped in guns shows that toxic masculinity and racism are at the heart of U.S. gun culture.