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Martina Navratilova made it plain: Men’s professional basketball player Jason Collins’s announcement that he is gay is a “game changer.” Collins forces a reconsideration of gender assumptions, and his announcement disrupts outdated intersecting logics of gender and race, striking a massive blow against racist stereotypes about black machismo, bodily danger and sexual power. Momentum for […]

What Did Ashley Judd Mean By “Rape Culture”?

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When Ashley Judd controversially wrote about “rape culture” in her recent memoir, it was not hyperbole. Judd’s argument is that sexism and male privilege are maintained through the incessant sexualization of girls and women. And this inequality is not just about psychological trauma, it is “the root cause of poverty and suffering around the world.” […]