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Judith Levine

Judith Levine is the author of four books and countless articles exploring politics, policy, and public emotion, especially at the intersection of sex and justice. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and a small town in northeastern Vermont.

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

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

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The Netflix series Dead to Me suggests that we might get closer to justice by forgiving each other and ourselves for the sometimes literally fatal flaw of being human.

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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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What does solidarity look like when our bodies cannot come together, in public, to agitate for a better world?

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The artist exploded the idea of what a book can be. For him, it was not a thing, but an instrument—something to do something with.

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It's like asking if slavery is good economic policy.

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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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Moving from liberal gun reform to a truly radical movement will require us to make the connection between interpersonal violence and state violence.

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#MeToo must go beyond the demand for punishment.

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To fight sexual harassment in the workplace, we must return to the history of women in the labor movement.

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Prosecuting stealthing may not be the best way to end the practice.

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The female body is not, as Ariel Levy claims, the ultimate equalizer.

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Why did the alt-right, so eager to excuse Milo Yiannopoulos, finally turn on him?

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Our democracy may depend on government workers, and indeed all of us, saying "I would prefer not to."

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Hillary Clinton is the first major politician to support abortion without qualification. And she has never polled better with millennials.

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When your father is trans, memoir is both personal and political.

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Rapists should be held accountable. But is more incarceration the best way?

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With terrorism scares aplenty, how worried should one be?

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A new law aims to deny pariah sex offenders even exile.

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Moralistic efforts to guard against online predation do more harm than good.

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"She didn't believe in God. But she believed. Optimism was her faith."

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Shirley Temple and the Myth of Childhood Innocence

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Dora Russell and the evolution of feminisim.

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Paul Goodman was thinking globally and acting locally before it became a slogan.

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Capitalism needs us to want what we do not have.

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The need of the hour is not unity but vigilant and organized resistance.

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