Tag: gender

Astra Taylor: Open Systems and Glass Ceilings

April 2014

The disappearing woman and life on the internet.

Bare-Knuckle Writing

September 2013

The acclaimed novelist & art critic on dismantling notions of gendered writing, the pleasures of translated texts, and “the clear divide between art and politics” in contemporary American fiction.

Chen Hooft van Huysduynen: Gender on the Road

August 2013

A look at the carefree travel guys and the lost-and-lonely journeywomen who populate the road-movie genre.

The Throwaways

March 2013

In Kenya, doctors are force-sterilizing HIV-positive women without their consent—and in some cases, without their knowledge.

Rebecca Solnit: A Rape a Minute, a Thousand Corpses a Year

January 2013

Violence against women is rampant, systemic, and all about control.

Women in Power and Politics

September 2012

Sonia Gandhi and Aung San Suu Kyi have overcome tragic and arduous pasts to emerge as leaders of India and Burma. What’s next for these two historical icons?

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.

Bonnie B. Lee: Breaking The Ceramic Ceiling

July 2012

At the Joan B Mirviss Gallery’s The French Connection, Japanese women ceramists breathe new life and a welcome strangeness into a traditional artform.

Love, Actually

June 2012

Eva Illouz on why modern courtship hinges on social validation.

The Diversity Test

April 2010

Why were there only 8 women on the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century? Why is only 3% of the literature Americans read in translation?