Jessica Corbett: Report Details ‘Brutal Violence’ Endured by Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women
The scale of brutal violence, legal discrimination, and sexualized harassment these communities face is rarely documented.
Stephanie Vander Wel: Loretta Lynn was more than a great songwriter – she was a spokeswoman for white rural working-class women
Lynn’s songs defied societal expectations by connecting her musical representations of working-class and rural women to broader social issues affecting women across the U.S.
Heidi Matthews: Talk of toxic masculinity puts the blame in all the wrong places
Anti-toxic-masculinity activism is compatible with commitments to protect white female innocence at the cost of Black boys’ freedom.[…] It offloads onto individuals the responsibility for countering the real problems of wealth and power distribution that lie at the heart of gender inequity.
Joe Kadi: Musings about a Gender Transition
My dear friends, I am here to tell you that men do indeed talk in bathrooms and in changerooms.
Karima Sorel: What Would a White Woman Do?
While white women are protected and treated as the “weaker sex,” Black women have been cultivating a culture of matriarchal strength and endurance.
David Huddle: Sex Sentence
I opine most women feel vaguely erotic almost all the time whereas men sporadically feel specifically erotic when stimulated by certain visual phenomena knowingly or unknowingly created out of the … Continue reading →
Rebecca Gordon: Becoming Stable Geniuses
Seeking New (and Very Old) Habits for a New Year A little over a year ago I wrote about the bloody nightmares rupturing my sleep and the night terrors gripping my little … Continue reading →
Will Fraker: Gender is Dead, Long Live Gender
Just what is ‘performativity’? Gender is burdened by a lot of adjectives these days. It’s non-binary, it’s fluid, it’s ‘over’. According to the American rapper Young Thug, an artist at … Continue reading →
Video: Muriel Rukeyser reads “The Speed of Darkness”
. Don Yorty says about this post: I had never heard Muriel Rukeyser’s voice before I began to make a vimeo of her reading her poem The Speed of Darkness, … Continue reading →
The World Economic Forum: 2014 Report on The Global Gender Gap
Since 2006, The World Economic Forum has released an annual index on the gap between men and women using economic, political, education and health criteria, and provided country rankings that allow … Continue reading →
Casablanca: Rick Says Goodbye to Ilsa
In the climax of Casablanca, Rick tells Ilsa why she has to get on the plane with her husband.
Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to Me
I still don’t know why Sallie and I bothered to go to that party in the forest slope above Aspen. The people were all older than us and dull in … Continue reading →
Video: Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue: Jackson Katz
Jackson Katz is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender violence prevention work with diverse … Continue reading →
In Effort to Combat Campus Sexual Assault, California ‘Yes Means Yes’ Signed into Law
“Affirmative consent” law shifts burden of proof in campus sexual assault cases. Supporters say the California law shifts the burden of proof from the alleged victim to the accused. (Photo: … Continue reading →