A Political and Literary Forum
On the hundreth anniversary of suffrage, it’s time for gender equity in political office.
Jennifer M. Piscopo, Shauna L. Shames
A veteran AIDS activist recalls living in the Bay Area during the 1990s, the queer people of color usually left out of the epidemic’s history, and how the decade taught him to value endings.
Gender rarely lives up to our expectations, and a lot of what we think of as gender actually has more to do with race and money.
Kathryn Bond Stockton
Liberalism cannot simply be extended to the uterus. Reproductive justice requires a vision of the social body.
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.
Joseph J. Fischel
The public’s obsession with why some people are trans burdens an already marginalized community, and misses the opportunity to ask more interesting questions about identity formation.
Jules Joanne Gleeson
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.
The penalties of gender and sexual violence are not equally distributed, but psyche violence is genderless.
Sarah Schulman’s new history of AIDS activism group ACT UP NY is a definitive and instructive history of how outsiders forced the government to accept that they mattered.
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.
Joanna Wuest, Briana Last
‘Roe v. Wade’ only guaranteed the right to patients’ privacy. A federal abortion law would need to go so much further.
The Atlanta shooter comes from a culture that connects Asian women to sex and violence. It has its origins in U.S. wars—particularly the Korean War—and is fueled by our continued military presence in Asia.
The pandemic may spell the end of many gay bars, but apps and increased acceptance for LGBTQ people meant most were already on the rocks. Should we mourn their passing?
Samuel Clowes Huneke
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