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Micki McElya

The gender politics of Positive Psychology valorize the nuclear family and heterosexual monogamy. But few of the millions who encounter it through self-help books and therapy have any idea.

Jennifer C. Nash

Freedom means a world where how I parent is simply mundane rather than overburdened with meaning. 

Lynne Segal

Remembrances of the late author have focused on her best-selling Nickel and Dimed with only rare acknowledgement of the major roles she played in women’s liberation and U.S. socialism.

Jack Parlett

Cruising extends the political value of the city as a space that brings us into contact with people who seem unlike us until we realize our shared desires.

Breanne Fahs

Our well-being depends on a better understanding of how the logic of labor has twisted our relationship with pleasure.

Demonstrators wave pro-choice signs in front of Supreme Court
Rachel Rebouché

Boston Review speaks with Rachel Rebouché on the post-Dobbs legal landscape.

Heather Berg

Sex workers are labor’s vanguard. The left ignores them at its peril.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

The patchwork of government regulations around sex and gender causes endless misery for transgender people. A new book considers how gender became so integral to bureaucracy.

Boston Review

As Roe is struck down by the Supreme Court, we bring together recent and archival essays to assess what is at stake—and how we might move from reproductive rights to reproductive justice.

Jules Joanne Gleeson

Theorist Hil Malatino offers a compelling account of the persistent bad feelings with which trans people often struggle—but it comes with fashionable academic hang-ups that need to be reconsidered.

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Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Yale University. His research traverses normative political theory, feminist and queer studies, and public law.