“The news this week has been bad for supporters of women’s rights in at
least three parts of the world.” So began a blog post in the New York
Times
last Friday. One of those parts of the world was
Pakistan–much in the news these days–here the flogging of a
17-year-old girl in the Swat valley, has been circulated widely on line.
But what does that video say? About women’s rights around the globe and
about the US role in Afghanistan?

To unpack the big stories of the past week–the politics of gender,
sexual identity, and power–are Michelle Goldberg, journalist and author
most recently of The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the
Future of the World
, Rebecca Traister a regular contributor to
Salon, and The Nation‘s Associate Editor Richard Kim.

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