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
The right to reproductive health and agency is a compelling state interest.
Porn performers and artists possess a unique vision for what labor justice and erotic fulfillment could look like, but they’re fighting uphill against draconian regulation and exploitative work conditions.
Joseph J. Fischel
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.
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.
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
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