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Christine Henneberg

My patients and I don’t use words like “choice” or “viability.”

Sophie Lewis

Netflix’s Maid and three recent best-sellers depict the agonies and rage of being a low-wage housekeeper or nanny. But all fail to identify capitalism itself as the culprit.

Judith Levine

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

Joseph J. Fischel

Porn performers have a unique vision for labor justice and erotic fulfillment, but they face draconian regulation and exploitative work conditions.

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.

Kathryn Bond Stockton

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.

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.

Jules Joanne Gleeson

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.

Paula Findlen

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.

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