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Putting Hobby Lobby in Context: The Erratic Career of Birth Control in the United States

July 9, 2014 · Blog

Originally posted on Families as They Really Are at The Society Pages. Nearly fifty years ago, in the 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut case, the Supreme Court declared birth control legal for married persons, and shortly afterwards in another case legalized birth control for single … {…}

By Carole Joffe
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Women and Other Art Objects

Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers, in many ways, is about men talking and making art, and about the ways that women experience men’s art, or become the object of it. {…}

By Natasha Lewis
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Belabored Podcast #51: Taking on the Big Boys, with Ellen Bravo

May 2, 2014 · Blog

Ellen Bravo sits down with Belabored to discuss new challenges and milestones in the movement for gender justice and why the basic, structural struggles for women’s economic empowerment are still far from over. Plus: the port truck drivers’ latest labor action; struggles led by sherpas, cabbies, and banking sector workers; divisions in NYC charter schools; and Donald Sterling. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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Phyllis Schlafly: Still Wrong (and Mean) After All These Years

April 22, 2014 · Blog

“The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap.” The above quote is from a recent column by Phyllis Schlafly, arguably the … {…}

By Carole Joffe
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The Problem with Counting

April 3, 2014 · Blog

That publishers routinely fill their mastheads and bylines with a disproportionate number of white men should hardly come as a surprise when even getting a foot in the door of the industry requires a significant amount of capital, both economic and social. {…}

By Jennifer Pan
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Risk, Rated X: Geopolitics and the Pickup Game

March 18, 2014 · Blog

In January, the well-known pickup artist Roosh V created a sub-forum on his website to discuss the Ukraine conflict, thanks to “heavy interest” in the topic among his fans. What will happen if the “pussy paradise” joins the European Union? {…}

By Katie J.M. Baker
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Invisible Immigrants: What Will Immigration Reform Mean for Migrant Women?

April 24, 2013 · Online Articles

Patricia thought she had crossed the border to a land where she could finally earn a good living. She ended up in one of the worst places to be a woman. As a migrant farmworker, she was brutalized and raped … {…}

By Michelle Chen
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Women’s Rights at Risk

A combination of factors in recent years has contributed to a fall in the status and material well-being of Chinese women relative to men. {…}

By Leta Hong Fincher
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Feminism’s Tipping Point: Who Wins from Leaning in?

March 26, 2013 · Online Articles

In her time at Facebook, Losse saw the ideas behind Lean In take root. The book’s goals become legible when understood to be as informed by Silicon Valley business tactics as by feminism. What exactly are we leaning into? {…}

By Kate Losse
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Demanding a Voice, Enduring Silence: Lessons from a Brazilian Women’s Movement

March 1, 2013 · Online Articles

In the movement and in their town, Ivone and Vania learned firsthand the pain that comes from silence. They didn’t want to damage a movement that protected other women from this pain by demanding a space in the movement for themselves. {…}

By Emma Sokoloff-Rubin and Jeffrey W. Rubin
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