Tina Dupuy: The problem with Pink Ribboning is it alleviates alarm by giving people something easy yet empty to do. It softens the concerned, warding off a real response. Done. Next issue.
Sexism or gender discrimination may stem from the belief that a person of one sex is intrinsically superior to a person of the other. The articles in this category focus primarily on discrimination in employment but may contain pieces on discrimination in lending, housing and other vital areas of life.
Wendy McElroy: Even laws intended to protect women, like the civil service restriction, ended up privileging one class of women at the expense of another.
International Womens Day: Can I get a piñata? Is mail delivered? Are bras optional? Do women in South Africa get a no rapin’ pass that day?
Sandra Fluke: It is patently wrong that huge employers pay their employees so little that they must rely on public assistance programs.
Women in Office: At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 500 years for women to reach fair representation in government.
Cathren Cohen: I actually think that the most compelling and mind-blowing work is in the consciousness raising around discussing women—fully valuing women and the work that we do.
Sexual Aggression: Researchers found that sexually aggressive men are consciously seeking out women who may be easy targets.
Republican War on Women: Just when you thought an overly sexualized America couldn’t get any sillier about sex, Republicans have launched a campaign against the “contraception mandate”
Tina Dupuy: We have a simplistic view of sexual assault: Rape is done by bad people. We don’t like bad people. If we like people, they can’t be bad and therefore can’t really be rapists.
Affirmative Consent: California lawmakers have been focused on policy solutions to address colleges’ inadequate sexual assault policies.
Punishing Women for Their Sexuality — Our societal assumptions about women’s purity and chastity are directly related to rape culture.
Dee Dee Bridgewater: “I remember being very humiliated, to the point that today. Thinking about it makes me want to cry.”
Destroy Abortion Rights: Iowa’s current push to restrict telemedicine could have big consequences for abortion access across the country.