SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Femicides are Increasing in America; History Says we Shouldn't be Surprised
by Kimberly A. Hamlin
The term "femicide" is rarely used to describe the killing of women by men (often intimate partners), but it's an apt description for the way that gendered and sexual violence have been part of the fabric of the nation's history and constitute a systemic, not a personal, danger to women.
Deconstructing "The Child"
by Jules Gill-Peterson
Since the Victorian era, Anglo-American conceptions of childhood have worked ideologically to place children at risk of harm through the justifying idea of love, and hide the reality that only a tiny percentage of young people experience youth as protected, secure, and nurtured.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
How Toxic is Masculinity, and Whose Job Is it to Fix It?
Historian Ivan Jablonka's history of the idea of patriarchy suggests that feminists should recognize the current wave of male grievance as an opportunity to renegotiate the entire social compact of gender that has been built up over centuries of male power.
SOURCE: The Guardian
Alito's Opinion Shows Roe is Only the Beginning
by Thomas Zimmer
The entire idea of substantive due process under the 14th Amendment is called into question by the draft opinion, potentially threatening reproductive rights, civil rights, and sexual freedom in service of a reactionary ideal of patriarchal society.
Republican Right is Forcing the Birth of the Society it Wants (and Most Americans Don't)
by Claire Potter
"Memo to radical conservative activists: despite your wettest fantasies, “libs” don’t cry at moments like this. We get angry, really angry. And we fight."
SOURCE: Boston Review
"Father Knows Best": Anti-LGBTQ Legislation and the Patriarchy
by Judith Levine
The elision of children’s interests and parents’ rights is not just bad grammar, however. It is an expression of conservative “pro-family” ideology, which posits the family as an indivisible unit where everyone’s interests are unanimous.
SOURCE: Foreign Affairs
Revenge of the Patriarchs: Why Autocrats Fear Women
by Erica Chenoweth and Zoe Marks
"Fully free, politically active women are a threat to authoritarian and authoritarian-leaning leaders—and so those leaders have a strategic reason to be sexist."
by Bethany Moreton
White American Christians have embraced aggressive patriarchy as access to social and economic power has become more concentrated in fewer hands.
SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
Richard Nixon Bears Responsibility for the Pandemic’s Child-Care Crisis
by Anna K. Danziger Halperin
Today’s child-care crisis may have been fueled by the outbreak, but it is not new. It has been simmering below the surface for decades and can be traced back to President Richard M. Nixon’s 1971 veto of federally funded universal child care.
Historians Keisha N. Blain and Daina Ramey Berry Featured in Politico Article on the Biggest Problems Women Face Today
The historians were featured alongside Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and more.
The Modesty Wars: Women and the Hasidim in Brooklyn
by Ruth Rosen
Via Flickr.Originally posted on openDemocracy.Until recently, you could have lived your entire life in the United States and never have bumped into any Jewish Orthodox Hasidim, who live in scattered communities, mostly in the New York’s borough of Brooklyn. In the last few years, however, the media have publicized the Hasidim’s cultural clashes with their non-fundamentalist neighbours. In each instance, the conflict has pitted the Hasidic view of women’s modest traditional dress and their appropriate role in the family, on the streets, and in their community against the sexualized dress and behaviour of their neighbours.
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