The Third MariaApril 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 CeilingsApril 2014
The disappearing woman and life on the internet.
Nina Martin: Amid Abortion Debate, the Pursuit of ScienceJanuary 2014
A leading abortion researcher on science and stigmatization.
Eve Ensler: Our Work Now Is EmbodimentDecember 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 PartyDecember 2013
On The Punk Singer and Kathleen Hanna’s riotous remaking of American grrrlhood.
Images from an Unfathomable PlaceMay 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 FeminismApril 2013
The cultural historian on the rhetoric of freedom, bossy white women, and the prospects of beating patriarchy by 2040.
Waging War On Sex WorkersFebruary 2013
The journalist and former sex worker on what feminists get wrong about prostitution.
Gender GapSeptember 2012
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
Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to MeAugust 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 StatementsAugust 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 HudesJuly 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 GroundApril 2012
Is a new feminism that glorifies pregnancy and childbirth holding women back?
Parts and PartialSeptember 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 FaceJune 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 WomenSeptember 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 WomenJanuary 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.