Republican Party and Women — How do you run a campaign on a record of trying to unravel the safety net,?
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.
Reproductive Rights – After the recent assault on women’s bodily autonomy, it will take time to pull the country back to the other direction.
Attacks on Abortion Rights — Abortion opponents across the country are already laying the groundwork for the next fights in the new year.
Gender Balance in Academia — The unquestioned dominance of white men in America is long gone, in the history profession in particular.
Zeinab Bandpey: Researchers who have studied standardized test results country by country have found that the gender gap in mathematics is much smaller─or non-existent─in societies that benefit from more gender equality.
Sikivu Hutchinson: McBride’s murder underscores how gender, race and segregation intersect in the everyday experiences of black women as policed female bodies
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: College is supposed to be a place where young women go to flourish, not be put in harm’s way. But this past week seven University of Connecticut students reminded us of the underbelly of sexual violence within our colleges.
Dave Zirin: Jock culture left to its own devices is rape culture. If you are a coach or parent not trying to intervene in this culture to teach young men to not rape, then you are doing everyone a grave disservice.
Scot Nakagawa: Given all that anti-elite resentment and anxiety, it might follow that Pelosi is the safe white proxy for Obama. Safe to hate, I mean.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The political take-home for Wendy Davis and others like her is that some Republican women may just cross over and vote Democratic.
Sheria Reid: Why is it that women are the first ones to turn on other women who are overtly sexual in their actions or appearance?
Ruth Rosen: Along with changes in technology, politics, and debates over late-term abortions, attitudes towards women’s sexual freedom is one important reason that abortion, and not same-sex marriage, still remains the most divisive social issue in American political culture.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The current climate of Christian fascist anti-abortion terrorism is a mortal threat to communities of color and all working class people nationwide.