Tag: feminism

Rebecca Solnit: Our Words Are Our Weapons

June 2014

The feminist battle of the story in the wake of the Isla Vista massacre.

Rebecca Solnit: Pandora’s Box and the Volunteer Police Force

May 2014

A special excerpt from Solnit's latest book, Men Explain Things to Me.

The Thirty-Year Plan

May 2014

The sociologist on turning the focus of the reproductive rights movement from abortion to love, sex, family, and community.

Up from Radicalism

May 2014

A feminist journal, revisited.

The Third Maria

April 2014

The former member of the “Three Marias” on feminism forty years after the Portuguese Revolution, Facebook, and insubordination.

Astra Taylor: Open Systems and Glass Ceilings

April 2014

The disappearing woman and life on the internet.

Nina Martin: Amid Abortion Debate, the Pursuit of Science

January 2014

A leading abortion researcher on science and stigmatization.

Eve Ensler: Our Work Now Is Embodiment

December 2013

The artist-activist talks with Michael Klein about surviving cancer, working in the Congo, and how both came together in her latest book, In The Body of the World.

Leah Carroll: The Revolution is Not a Dinner Party

December 2013

On The Punk Singer and Kathleen Hanna’s riotous remaking of American grrrlhood.

Images from an Unfathomable Place

May 2013

The mixed-material artist on the catharsis of Korean shamanism and why “the process of purification” is her natural subject matter.

Fifty Shades of Feminism

April 2013

The cultural historian on the rhetoric of freedom, bossy white women, and the prospects of beating patriarchy by 2040.

Waging War On Sex Workers

February 2013

The journalist and former sex worker on what feminists get wrong about prostitution.

Gender Gap

September 2012

Hanna Rosin’s controversial new book proclaims the "end of men." But what about the women?

Speakout

September 2012

In an excerpt from his upcoming book, Robert O. Self shows how the antirape movement in the 1970s inspired legislative reform, workplace shifts--and a rift across race and class

Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to Me

August 2012

Before there was mansplaining, there was Rebecca Solnit's 2008 critique of male arrogance. Reprinted here with a new introduction.

Aaron Leaf: Pussy Riot’s Closing Statements

August 2012

Instead of using her closing statement to express remorse, Yekaterina Samutsevich of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot talked about Putin, power, and the subversive potential of images.

Water by the Spoonful: An interview with Quiara Alegría Hudes

July 2012

In the afterglow of her Pulitzer win, the feminist playwright opens up about border-crossing, why she’d make a terrible critic, and her master teacher, Paula Vogel.

Lost Ground

April 2012

Is a new feminism that glorifies pregnancy and childbirth holding women back?

Parts and Partial

September 2011

You thought feminists had to focus on empowering women? Stephanie Coontz on why, after a sustained assault on families and unions, that just isn't enough anymore.

Never the Face

June 2011 Claire Messud and novelist Ariel Sands (the alias for an internationally known nonfiction writer) discuss S&M in literature, the glorification of obsessive love, and whether there's a feminist defense of submissiveness.

Torture of Women

September 2010 From Sumerian creation myths to Amnesty International reports, a silent consensus allows violence to be state-sanctioned and eternally mythologized.

On the Emancipation of Women

January 2010

Just as the 1800s were ripe for the abolition of slavery, this century will bring forces to bear on freeing women from violence, slavery, and oppression.