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

Judith Levine

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

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.

Abby Minor
Liberalism cannot simply be extended to the uterus. Reproductive justice requires a vision of the social body.
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.

Joanna Wuest Briana Last

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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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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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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Kevin Henderson Joseph J. Fischel

Allegations against Mayor Alex Morse sought to use a moral panic for political gain. Such manipulations of public sentiment not only harm their intended target, though: they can set back decades of progressive politics.

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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.