On The Punk Singer and Kathleen Hanna’s riotous remaking of American grrrlhood.
The mixed-material artist on the catharsis of Korean shamanism and why “the process of purification” is her natural subject matter.
The cultural historian on the rhetoric of freedom, bossy white women, and the prospects of beating patriarchy by 2040.
The journalist and former sex worker on what feminists get wrong about prostitution.
Hanna Rosin’s controversial new book proclaims the “end of men.” But what about the women?
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
Before there was mansplaining, there was Rebecca Solnit’s 2008 critique of male arrogance. Reprinted here with a new introduction.
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.
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.
Is a new feminism that glorifies pregnancy and childbirth holding women back?
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.
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.
From Sumerian creation myths to Amnesty International reports, a silent consensus allows violence to be state-sanctioned and eternally mythologized.
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.