“Rather than thinking of creative arts and sciences as ‘two cultures,’ we should realize that they’re running on parallel tracks.”
A South Korean novel critiques violent misogyny within a literature department. Remarkably, it does so by addressing the reader directly.
“Women and children in Western history could and did find in witchcraft relief from the violence they endured in their own families.”
“The Alien movies model how patriarchal culture distracts people from capitalism’s parasitism by designating women as the real threat.”
“The survival of the world depends on the gendered work of subsistence and reproduction, carried out predominantly by women in the global South.”
Women invented cyberspace. Yet today’s internet rewards misogyny with fame, wealth, and power. Could it be otherwise?
When did we all become so empowered, passionate, and self-enterprising?
“Speaking out” is what began the #MeToo movement. But fulfilling its goals will require listening.
Artist Simone Leigh curated a series of intellectual sermons directed by Black women who grieved, strategized, loved, and yearned for community.
Can the work of mothering and everyday acts of care merge with efforts to achieve social justice?
A new film centers on a young, unmarried woman’s attempts to secure an abortion—over a decade before France legalized the practice in 1973.
“When did everyone become Black and not of specific nations themselves? Why did being Black mean not belonging to a place?”
Maria Dahvana Headley’s translation of “Beowulf” forces us to think about what we need to be true about the past, and our access to it.
“We didn’t think of ourselves as hippies, we thought of ourselves as serious people with politics.”
“We have to take over spaces because we are not going to be invited in.”
“We need food, clothing, shelter, and healthcare, but we deserve that unquantifiable, experiential thing that is education, culture, leisure, beauty, nature.”
“Few libraries list it among their holdings, and sometimes I have wondered if the book in my possession actually exists.”
The way women practice feminism differs between Quebec and France, especially in how they welcome—or don’t—Muslim women.
Once, radical artists and thinkers shook up conservatives. Now, it’s the right gleefully transgressing a “moralizing” left. What happened?
In 1963, a Panamanian assemblywoman took to Cuban radio to condemn the United States and its control of the Americas.