A Political and Literary Forum
Lucia Moholy helped create the visual language of the Bauhaus, but when she fled the Nazis her work was stolen by Walter Gropius.
Some gender equality initiatives help to reinforce exclusion rather than dismantle it.
Marie E. Berry, Milli Lake
Current contempt for age gap relationships serves to strip both men and women of their agency.
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.
A new memoir by long-time Vogue editor André Leon Talley paints a grim picture of a fashion industry in which people of color have few opportunities beyond serving the ambitions of white designers, editors, and executives.
Alexis L. Boylan
Cancel culture can go wrong, but that doesn't mean the objections of far-right trolls and social justice activists should be mistaken for having equal worth.
A new book decries moral panics over sexual danger. But in thinking about the MeToo movement, we should not conflate real abuse with mere scandal.
Instead of deterring sexual violence, criminalization has empowered policing and punishment. To prevent both sexual and state-inflicted abuse, we must embrace restorative justice.
Judith Levine, Erica R. Meiners
If women’s suffrage was the battle of the twentieth century, women’s representation will be the battle of the twenty-first.
Jennifer M. Piscopo
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.
Anne Gray Fischer
A recent abortion ruling asks whether abortion access laws may one day be judged on how they serve women's health.
Set against the backdrop of Seattle Pride, a personal meditation on trauma, loneliness, and the paradox that gay community is often both life-giving and terribly disappointing.
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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Shellyne Rodriguez, Billy Anania
Carmen Lea Dege
David Theo Goldberg
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