Tag: feminism

Drawing Attention

October 2016

The Girl on Girl art collective’s pink feminist newsstand.

Never the End

May 2016

“When you approach the second half of your life, you start to unconsciously consider what you’re passing on.”

Elizabeth Daley: Above and Beyoncé

May 2016

On Music: Bringing back the 1990s Woman.

Forget You’re Watching a Play

May 2016

The director of Eclipsed on bringing the first all-female production to Broadway.

Natural Birth in the New America

April 2016

Ina May Gaskin’s Spiritual Midwifery and the back-to-the-land movement.

Michelle García: Me and Talese in the Middle

April 2016

Confronting the legendary journalist after his recent controversial remarks.

Bodies of Revolution

March 2016

Female leaders from around the globe trade notes on building a new women’s solidarity movement.

Making a Monstress

February 2016

The author on writing for Marvel, race and invisibility, and the radicality of romance novels.

Kaitlin Butler and Carolyn Raffensperger: The New Ecofeminism

September 2015

Fulfilling our sacred responsibilities to future generations.

Sisters and Spices

August 2015

The author on fiction as activism, feminism in Indian epics, and cooking to conjure a sense of home.

Jessica Hopper: Remember the Women

June 2015

Ian F. Blair interviews music critic Jessica Hopper on zines, fangirls, and being consumed by records.

Rachel Holmes: Eleanor Marx’s Radical Freedom

May 2015

Natasha Lewis interviews Rachel Holmes, author of a new biography that elevates the life of Karl Marx's daughter, the pioneering feminist and socialist organizer.

Rob Spillman: On “Miranda July”

February 2015

Readpolitik: When whimsy becomes a weapon.

Mallika Kaur, Harpreet Kaur Neelam, and Kirpa Kaur: Sikh Feminism and SAFAR

December 2014

Daring to celebrate an egalitarian tradition.

Rebecca Solnit: Feminism, Now with Men

November 2014

Misogyny is over (if you want it).

Shazia Yousuf: The Hidden Damage

October 2014

In the 1990s, as Kashmiri men fighting Indian occupation were tortured and killed, Kashmiri women silently suffered through a different kind of war.

Lyrical Impulse

August 2014

The author on crafting new sounds, creating female characters, and portraying sex in literature.

Kirsten O’Regan: In Turkey, Two Fights for Peace

July 2014

Battling violence against women in a divided country.

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?


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.