I look forward to the day when a professionally accomplished, female public servant can give an exhilarating and convincing presidential endorsement speech on behalf of another highly qualified female candidate and not have the speech be overshadowed by predictable themes of maternalism.
At the DNC, we are witnessing the sheer power of motherhood itself as a potent and powerful vehicle for social change.
Of 105 speakers, 29–or 28 percent–were women; 76–or 72 percent–were men.
Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence for VP has observers puzzling through the similarities and differences between the candidates. There’s one unexpected and oddly ironic commonality that the two men share: menstruation.
For women in politics, motherhood is too often used as an indicator of compassion and concern for the future. These are laudable qualities, but motherhood is not a necessary condition for inhabiting them—and when we assume that it is, everybody loses.
The ultimate goal will always be to build a culture where women don’t need panic buttons. In India, and elsewhere, that means doing a lot more work.
Just why does A Midsummer Night’s Dream lend itself so well to queer reinterpretations?
Despite some improvement, Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. One of the biggest contributors is a lack of access to and knowledge of contraception in the region.
The Feminist Majority Foundation has launched a multi-platform campaign pushing back against the influx of anti-abortion groups coming to Wichita.
How do we effect positive change through art? In this exhibition, self-identified women artists responded to this question.