Jenna Amatulli, "Instagram Removes Post For Women Of Color To Mourn Nia Wilson For ‘Hate Speech’"
"Rachel Cargle attempted to create a "safe space for black and brown women to come together to grieve" the fatal stabbing of the 18-year-old. It was shut down."
Ben Chapman, "Groping, touching and sexual assault 'part of culture' of British workplaces, major study finds"
"Sexual harassment 'widespread and commonplace' but the government and employers are failing to tackle the problem, MPs say."
Meagan Flynn, "Stanford swimmer Brock Turner appeals sex assault conviction, says he only intended 'outercourse'"
"The long-shot legal argument had three California 6th District Court of Appeal justices scratching their heads, according to multiple accounts of the hearing."
Jasmine Garsd, "Feminism Gets A New Platform In Argentina"
"An Argentinian daytime talk show, known for stoking fights among scantily clad cabaret dancers, broke format and suddenly invited nuanced conversations about feminism, sexual harassment and abortion."
Aimée Grant Cumberbatch, "Refusing To Move For Men Is An Example Of Feminism, So Here's Why I'm Taking A Stand Against Pavement-Hogging"
"In my opinion, pounding the pavement can actually be an example of feminism, and this is why I'm no longer moving out of men's way whenever they walk towards me. Let me explain."
Sally Hines, "Trans and feminist rights have been falsely cast in opposition"
"Anti-trans feminism needs to be called out for being exclusionary, writes Sally Hines, a professor at the University of Leeds."
Carol Kuruvilla, "50 Years Later, Many U.S. Catholic Women Still Ignore Vatican’s Contraception Ban"
"While the 50th anniversary of 'Humanae Vitae' is a cause for celebration in some Catholic circles, it’s also an occasion that succinctly encapsulates the growing fissure between the American Catholic hierarchy and lay Catholic women."
Laura McInerney, "The overhaul of sex education is a win for curriculum-by-tabloid"
"The rebranded subject is ‘relationship (and sex) education’. Sex is now reduced to a bracket. Are they having a laugh?"
Carter Sherman, "Massachusetts Has Executed More Women for Witchcraft Than it's Elected to Congress"
"Sure, the Salem witch trials kind of skew the numbers, but still — not a great look."
Jessica Valenti, "What Feminists Can Do for Boys"
"While women protest, run for office and embrace the movement for gender equality in record numbers, a generation of young, mostly white men are being radicalized into believing that their problems stem from women’s progress."
Elise Chenier. "Love-Politics: Lesbian Wedding Practices in Canada and the United States from the 1920s to the 1970s." Journal of the History of Sexuality 27, no. 2 (2018): 294-321. https://muse.jhu.edu/
Wedding ceremonies, which, among lesbians in Canada and the United States, were common only among butches and femmes and studs and fishes (parallel identities in the black community), were one of the ways lesbians asserted a public feeling of love, and in the 1970s it was transformed into a political claim not for equality as normative political subjects but for equal standing with heterosexual citizens as non-normative queers. When Sandy and June wed, they followed a decades-old practice of transforming romantic, illicit love into a theory of justice. They practiced "love-politics."
Call for Papers
Suffrage at 100: Women and American Politics Since 1920
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2018
"This collection will map out the last 100 years of this lengthy struggle, focusing on efforts to recognize, appreciate, and cultivate women’s civic engagement since the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Our purpose is not celebratory. Instead, we seek to trace the uneven road to suffrage and public office women of different backgrounds and means experienced after 1920. We also intend to expose the institutional barriers and masculinist conceptions of leadership that women in politics have faced and continue to tackle. Women have exhibited considerable democratic imagination within and outside the traditional channels of electoral politics. Melding gender, social, cultural, and political history, this collection seeks to capture examples of women acting together and on their own within and outside electoral and governmental channels to claim a political presence, enlist state action, and create alternative services and solutions. In doing so, we use this historic centennial to make visible the determined presence of women in politics since 1920, while also calling attention to the ways these women have and continue to be written out of history"
Please send article abstracts of 500 words and a CV by September 15, 2018 to: Stacie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Leandra at email@example.com. We also welcome questions and comments at those email addresses.
In 1973, CBS cancelled the top-rated sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie after one season. The cancellation came after Jewish religious leaders objected to its positive portrayal of an interfaith marriage.
Sexing History Swag
On Being's "This is Your Brain on Sex"
"Anthropologist Helen Fisher explores the biological workings of our intimate passions, the brew of chemicals, hormones, and neurotransmitters that make the thrilling and sometimes treacherous realms of love and sex."
"When Dana Zzyym applied for their first passport back in 2014, they were handed a pretty straightforward application. Name, place of birth, photo ID -- the usual. But one question on the application stopped Dana in their tracks: male or female? Dana, technically, wasn’t either."