Toula Drimonis, "The Deadly History of Gender Violence in Canada"
"Canada has a long history of gender-based mass killings; three of its worst mass murders committed in the last 30 years have been motivated by hatred of women."
Colleen Flaherty, "A Natural Attraction?"
"An essay on the 'erotics of mentorship' has set off a debate about whether sexuality has any place in academic relationships."
Sharon Folkenroth Hess, "The Stain of Slavery is Silencing Sexual Violence Against Black and Brown Women"
"With the deck stacked against them, it is no surprise only 17% of black survivors will report their assault."
Janet Golden, "'Weaponized Babies'; or, Damn, Why Didn’t I Think of Using That Term?"
"How come no one thinks of babies, or images of babies, as being weaponized? Babies have been playing in the political arena for a long time."
Alex Hern, "Who are the 'incels' and how do they relate to the Toronto van attack?"
"The Toronto van attack suspect appears to have links to a misogynistic online community for the 'involuntarily celibate.'"
Kristina Killgrove, "Aborted Fetus And Pill Bottle In 19th Century New York Outhouse Reveal History Of Family Planning"
"The archaeological discovery of presumably aborted fetuses in outhouses in New York along with pill bottles and historical records have led researchers to conclude that many 19th century American women had family-planning concerns similar to those of 21st century women."
Hallie Lieberman, "Desexing the Kinsey Institute"
"We cannot focus simply on things like sexual pleasure. We can’t because there’s no funding for it."
Noreen Malone, "'I’m No Longer Afraid': 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen"
"There are now 46 women who have come forward publicly to accuse Cosby of rape or sexual assault; the 35 women here are the accusers who were willing to be photographed and interviewed by New York."
Molly Ringwald, "What About The Breakfast Club?"
"If attitudes toward female subjugation are systemic, and I believe that they are, it stands to reason that the art we consume and sanction plays some part in reinforcing those same attitudes."
Caty Simon, "On the Death of Backpage"
"For most of the site’s existence, anyone regardless of identity with $5 to rub together could put up a Backpage ad."
Judith Shulevitz, "Forgotten Feminisms: An Appeal Against 'Domestic Despotism'"
"In this series (of which this essay is the first installment), I will write about forgotten feminisms, early and late, that I think deserve more attention than they’re getting now."
Ann Snitow, "Talking Back to Patriarchy"
"It is in the interest of women of all generations to invent a complex, resistant, and sexually curious strain in feminist thought and action. History can show us how."
Sarah Young, "Parents Divided Over 'Inappropriate' Sex Education Book for Young Children"
"Alongside detailed explanations, the drawings also depict everything from naked couples lying together to a diagram of the man's penis inside the woman's vagina."
Mary Ziegler, "The Movement That Could Reshape the Abortion Fight"
"For years, personhood proposals seemed unconstitutional and unpopular with voters uncomfortable with absolute bans. But the prospect of new judicial nominations and a transformed Republican Party may have finally given personhood proponents the ingredients to succeed."
99% Invisible, "Miss Manhattan Redux"
"All over New York City, there is a woman in various states of undress, so baked into architecture that we barely even notice her."
DIG, "No Peace, No P*ssy"
"Sex strikes are an effective way for disenfranchised women to make their voices heard but they are a relatively recent phenomenon despite several click-baity articles which argue the contrary."
Past Present, "Stormy Daniels"
"In this week's episode, Niki and Natalia debate the Stormy Daniels scandal."
Reply All, "No More Safe Harbor"
"Last month, the government shut down backpage.com, a site where people advertised sex with children. We talk to a group of people who say that was a huge mistake.