The Gender Gap Is Taking Us to Unexpected Places

With unforeseen and underexplored consequences.

#colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Joan Didion, Conservative

Why I am drawn to Didion’s earlier work and its ambiguities.

#als-hilton, #bacharach-jacob-b-1981, #books-and-literature, #bush-george-w, #california, #cancel-culture, #chappelle-dave, #conservatism-us-politics, #didion-joan, #mailer-norman, #naipaul-v-s, #new-york-review-of-books, #orange-county-calif, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #rowling-j-k, #sacramento-calif, #substack-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #writing-and-writers

China Moves to Overhaul Protections for Women’s Rights, Sort Of

The proposed revisions to a women’s rights law would be the first major changes in nearly 20 years. But many women are skeptical that real progress will follow.

#metoo-movement, #china, #discrimination, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #zhou-xiaoxuan

The New Political Cry in South Korea: ‘Out With Man Haters’

After slow gains in women’s rights, the country is facing a type of political correctness enforced by young men angry at feminists, saying they undermine opportunity.

#metoo-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #income-inequality, #men-and-boys, #people-power-party, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

In Mexico, Women Directors Take the Lead

After decades of struggling for the recognition long granted their male peers, female filmmakers in Mexico are setting the industry ablaze.

#metoo-movement, #almada-natalia, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #discrimination, #huezo-tatiana, #mexico, #movies, #sexual-harassment, #valadez-fernanda-1981, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Sarah Weddington, Who Successfully Argued Roe v. Wade, Dies at 76

She went before the U.S. Supreme Court at 26 with almost no legal experience and won one of the most consequential cases in American history.

#abortion, #austin-tex, #deaths-obituaries, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #weddington-sarah, #womens-rights

A Plan Forms in Mexico: Help Americans Get Abortions

Mexican activists plan to provide women in Texas and other U.S. states with information, support — and abortion-inducing pills.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #law-and-legislation, #mexico, #texas, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

How the Black Scholar bell hooks Touched Feminists Everywhere

The pioneering feminist scholar, who died this week, wrote about women, race, love, healing, pop culture and much more, always keeping Black women at the center.

#aint-i-a-woman-book, #all-about-love-new-visions-book, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #breaking-bread-book, #content-type-personal-profile, #hooks-bell, #race-and-ethnicity, #teaching-to-transgress-book, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

A Serious Threat to Reproductive Rights

Readers criticize an essay that expressed gratitude for President Trump’s picks for Supreme Court justices. Also: Liz Cheney; cruelty to migrants; Santa Claus.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #cheney-liz, #friedan-betty, #immigration-and-emigration, #national-organization-for-women, #republican-party, #santa-claus, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

bell hooks, Pathbreaking Black Feminist, Dies at 69

She insisted that the fight for women’s rights had to take into account the diverse experiences of working-class and Black women.

#berea-college, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #hooks-bell, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #writing-and-writers

With This Supreme Court, What’s Next for Abortion Rights?

Legal scholars, researchers and writers consider how the country could be transformed.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #debatable, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

Progress for Saudi Women Is Uneven, Despite Cultural Changes and More Jobs

Women say Saudi Arabia has advanced significantly in just the past year, with more choices regarding work, fashion (including colored abayas) and social spaces, but restrictions remain everywhere.

#dress-codes, #fashion-and-apparel, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #labor-and-jobs, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #muslim-veiling, #riyadh-saudi-arabia, #saudi-arabia, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

If James Madison Weighed In on Politics Today

Readers discuss James Madison and the role of Congress today. Also: Expanding the fight for abortion rights; a proposal for the National Mall.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #constitution-us, #madison-james-1751-1836, #national-mall-washington-dc, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

I Couldn’t Vote for Trump, but I’m Grateful for His Supreme Court Picks

What might the Republican Party look like in a post-Roe America?

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #national-organization-for-women, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #womens-rights

The Ghosts of Mississippi

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is another Mississippi case poised to roll back constitutional rights.

#abortion, #black-people, #discrimination, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #race-and-ethnicity, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

Peng Shuai’s Case Is a Turning Point for China

Ms. Peng’s celebrity certainly has driven interest in her case. But her allegations also are groundbreaking.

#metoo-movement, #censorship, #communist-party-of-china, #peng-shuai, #sexual-harassment, #womens-rights, #xi-jinping

Why Peng Shuai Has China’s Leaders Spooked

Ms. Peng’s celebrity certainly has driven interest in her case. But her allegations also are groundbreaking.

#metoo-movement, #censorship, #communist-party-of-china, #peng-shuai, #sexual-harassment, #womens-rights, #xi-jinping

The National Debate Over Abortion Laws

Readers discuss whether one can be a pro-life feminist, high-risk pregnancies and Judaism’s position on abortion. Also: Taking action against Omicron.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #jews-and-judaism, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #warren-tish-harrison, #womens-rights

Mississippi Asks: If Women Can Have It All, Is Roe Necessary?

One argument in the case before the Supreme Court is that the need for abortion rights has passed, because decades of progress have made it easier for women to balance work and family.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-care, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

The Case Against Abortion

Making the argument that lies behind the constitutional debate.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Why Conservatives Adopted a Pro-Choice Slogan

On the cusp of overturning Roe, conservatives adopt a pro-choice slogan.

#abortion, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #engelhardt-kurt-d, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The Women Who Died After Abortion Bans

It should not take a high-profile death to expose just how much is at risk when medicine is hamstrung by politics, religion or culture.

#abortion, #ireland, #law-and-legislation, #poland, #texas, #united-states, #womens-rights

Why the Feminist Movement Needs Pro-Life People

We must form a broad and diverse coalition to advocate for women.

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #internal-sub-only-nl, #law-and-legislation, #womens-rights

Adele’s White Pantsuit in Her Oprah Interview Sent A Powerful Message

The gown Adele wore for her ‘One Night Only’ concert was fit for a diva, but the white pantsuit she wore for her Oprah interview made an even stronger statement.

#adele-singer, #fashion-and-apparel, #los-angeles-calif, #rogers-christopher-john, #suits-apparel, #winfrey-oprah, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #your-feed-fashion

How Kyrsten Sinema Uses Clothing to Signal Her Social Class

The senator is trying to play many roles in Washington at once.

#beauty-concept, #fashion-and-apparel, #internal-sub-only-nl, #models-professional, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

What to Expect at Work When You’re Expecting

Legal protections against pregnancy discrimination are one thing. Actual feelings of security are another.

#careers-and-professions, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

How Latin American Women Can Keep Fighting for Abortion Rights and Win

The sisterhood of the green wave achieved success with aggressive tactics, but big challenges remain.

#abortion, #argentina, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #womens-rights

Pauline Bart, Sociologist Who Mapped Women’s Challenges, Dies at 91

She researched the ways gender biases harmed women, and she wrote about her findings in studies laced with compassion and wry humor.

#bart-pauline, #deaths-obituaries, #discrimination, #domestic-violence, #pornography, #sex-crimes, #sociology, #womens-rights

Let’s Discuss What Sinema Is Wearing

For public figures, presentation is politics.

#dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #internal-sub-only-nl, #manchin-joe-iii, #politics-and-government, #sinema-kyrsten, #sociology, #womens-rights

A Sexual Assault Case in Loudoun County Isn’t About Trans Issues

An attack in a school bathroom had nothing to do with trans issues.

#children-and-childhood, #education, #education-k-12, #loudoun-county-va, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #teachers-and-school-employees, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The Moral Chasm That Has Opened Up Between Left and Right Is Widening

The things that are driving us apart are going to keep driving us apart. 

#american-civil-liberties-union, #conservatism-us-politics, #discrimination, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Supreme Court Again Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law

But the court said it would hear arguments on Nov. 1 on challenges to the law from the Biden administration and abortion providers in the state.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #womens-rights

Female Afghan Judges and Lawyers Now Fear For Their Lives

They fear that they or their loved ones could be tracked down and killed because of their work delivering justice to women. “We have lost everything — our jobs, our homes, the way we lived.”

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #taliban, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The Brittney Poolaw Case: When a Miscarriage Is Manslaughter

Glimpses of a post-Roe world in Oklahoma. 

#abortion, #miscarriages, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Hello? This Is Colombia’s Antimachismo Hotline.

A new hotline in Bogotá takes calls from men struggling with jealousy, control and fear — and challenges long-held assumptions about masculinity.

#bogota-colombia, #discrimination, #men-and-boys, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

A Home Built for the Next Pandemic

A new Covid concept house pitches itself as empowering and feminist. Is it?

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-sub-only, #parenting, #telecommuting, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Man Whose Attack on Ex-Wife Was Livestreamed Gets Death Penalty in China

The case riveted the public’s attention in China and spotlighted the patchy enforcement of the country’s law against domestic violence.

#china, #decisions-and-verdicts, #domestic-violence, #douyin-bytedance, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sichuan-province-china, #social-media, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

What Dave Chappelle’s Netflix Special’s Trans Remarks Show

If the comedian expects us to take a joke, he should be able to take criticism. 

#black-people, #chappelle-dave, #comedy-and-humor, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #womens-rights

What Killed the Blue-Collar Struggle for Social Justice

For Americans without a college degree, the labor movement, the civil rights movement and the women’s liberation movement boiled down to jobs.

#black-people, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Kamla Bhasin, a First-Wave South Asian Feminist, Dies at 75

An activist, poet and author, she spent most of her adult life fighting injustice and patriarchy and building bonds of solidarity with women across borders.

#bhasin-kamla-1946-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations, #india, #south-asia, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Why the Taliban’s Repression of Women May Be More Tactical Than Ideological

For Afghanistan’s new rulers, keeping the clamps on women is a kind of marketing. But it may still cost them dearly.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Todd Akin, Whose Senate Bid Collapsed After a Rape Remark, Dies at 74

The former Republican representative from Missouri was widely criticized after saying in 2012 that women’s bodies could reject pregnancies that were the result of a sexual assault.

#abortion, #akin-todd, #deaths-obituaries, #house-of-representatives, #missouri, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #senate, #womens-rights

Supporters of Abortion Rights Struggle to Gain Marchers and Momentum

A nationwide march for abortion rights on Saturday offers an early test of Democratic enthusiasm in the post-Trump era.

#abortion, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #march-for-life, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

Roe v. Wade Is at Risk, and Americans Are Burned Out

It’s hard to stay mobilized after five years of unceasing crises.

#abortion, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-march-inc, #womens-rights

Rep. Cori Bush Shares Her Abortion Story With House Panel

After a legal setback for abortion rights, three Democratic representatives and one Republican shared their personal stories with a House panel.

#abortion, #black-people, #bush-cori, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #jayapal-pramila, #law-and-legislation, #lee-barbara-jean-1946, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

#DoNotTouchMyClothes: Afghan Women Protest Taliban Restrictions on Rights

A social media campaign within the Afghan diaspora celebrates pre-Taliban dress traditions, and mourns the loss of that freedom.

#afghan-americans, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #american-university-of-afghanistan, #dresses, #kabul-university, #social-media, #taliban, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The A.C.L.U. Errs on R.B.G.

A bad tweet reveals a rift over gender and reproduction.

#abortion, #american-civil-liberties-union, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

New Taliban Chancellor Bars Women From Kabul University

The new policy for Afghanistan’s premier university is another major blow to women’s rights under Taliban rule, and to a two-decade effort to build up higher education.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #american-university, #colleges-and-universities, #foreign-aid, #kabul-afghanistan, #kabul-university, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Frances T. Farenthold, Liberal Force in Texas and Beyond, Dies at 94

Known as Sissy, she was an advocate for racial parity and women’s rights, and her name was placed in nomination for the vice presidency in 1972. Tragedy trailed her.

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #farenthold-frances-t, #presidential-election-of-1972, #state-legislatures, #texas, #womens-rights

China’s Abortion Vow Sparks Worries About Limits

The short mention in a sweeping health plan lacked specifics, but it set off concerns in a country with a history of intrusive reproductive policies.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #politics-and-government, #population, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #sex-education, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights