Charis Thompson: The Republican women who wore the “Trump is welcome to grab this (downward arrow),” shirts tried to move the focus away from the absence of consent by blazoning their permission across their bodies.
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Mimi Kennedy: These Right To Life ideologues rarely have a stake in the life of mother or child. They simply want to retain clean consciences at the expense of people they don’t know
Victor Narro: When men fail to challenge other men on troubling things they say about and do to women, we contribute to a dominant culture that excuses sexual harassment, assault and other forms of gender violence.
Rosemary Joyce: Michelle Obama has just delivered the speech of her life— and of the lives of many women who watched events in the presidential election since Friday with an increasing sense of disbelief.
Treva Brandon: Whether it’s schoolchildren taunting “Build that wall!” or “Go back to Mexico!” Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric on the campaign trail is being played out in ugly playground spats and classroom exchanges all across America.
Mark Naison: I wanted so much to be part of this team that I never openly protested. My protest, pathetic as it might seem, was complete silence. I just went out on the field and hit people, devoutly hoping my teammates would JUST SHUT UP.
Steve Hochstadt: Somewhere up the chain of command — in companies that, in many ways, dictate what is “cool” — people are making choices not to celebrate the WNBA and its players.”
Laura Finley: Almost one-third of the mass shooting deaths in 2015 were domestic violence-related, and in cases in which four people were killed (but not the shooter), 57 percent included family members or intimate partners as victims.
Caroline Heldman: Unwanted sex has become a part of everyday living, and while it seems harmless on the surface, it actually lays the cultural foundation for rape.
Peter Dreier: It’s well known that Hillary Clinton may make history as the nation’s first woman president, but less noticed are the many women running for Senate this year, who may break a record of their own.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Turner is part of a long legacy of white rapists that have eluded justice, but the firestorm around his case reflects a genuine shift in consciousness prompted by generations of organizing against rape and sexual assault.
Paula Fass: Drawing on older traditions, through which women influenced public affairs, Clinton spoke to ideals of protection for families and social inclusion. Clinton and her campaign hope to make these ideals just as appealing today.
Charles Hayes: The often-heard declaration that anyone would be better as president than Hillary Clinton is so steeped in the ethos of misogyny that to deny this reality is blatantly hypocritical. It’s equivalent to saying anyone would better than a neurosurgeon to operate on your brain.