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Mary Kathryn Nagle Emma Lower

The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act is an important step, but activist Mary Kathryn Nagle argues that only full restoration of Indigenous sovereignty will stop the epidemic.

Jack Parlett

Leo Bersani was a groundbreaking queer studies scholar who rejected the word “queer.” We can still learn from his contrarian sense of what made homosexuals unique.

Judith Levine

“Don’t Say Gay” laws can be traced to the Reagan-era crusade to put “parents’ rights” before the interests of children.

Image showing Russian bombing damage to Kharkiv National University Building in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The top floor of a white stone building is engulfed in flames with flaming debris in the street.
Irina Zherebkina

Writing from a city under siege, a founder of the landmark Kharkiv Center for Gender Studies reflects on the importance of women’s studies after the USSR collapsed, and what it helps us understand about Putin’s war on Ukraine.

Emil Edenborg

A pervasive ideology of “traditional values” has taken hold in Russia, portraying LGBT rights as existential threats to the nation.

Judith Levine

Some feminists think we can improve motherhood. But what if abolishing it is the only way to alleviate its problems?

Emily Callaci

As the planet burns and pandemics rage, Selma James’s work with the Wages for Housework movement shows that we ignore the labor of care at our own peril.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

In the 1970s, gay and lesbian West Germans sought to answer the question of what it meant to forge political solidarity from sexual identity.

Joseph J. Fischel

The Supreme Court recognizes the right of consenting adults to an erotic life free of state control. Given that, it shouldn’t matter whether sex is your job.

Sara Matthiesen

After Roe v. Wade, Angela Davis wrote about how the reproductive rights movement was failing women of color. As Roe is dismantled, her diagnosis is more crucial than ever.

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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.