Billy Sothern, member of the legal team that represented Patrick Kennedy, convicted of child rape, in a landmark Supreme Court death penalty decision this week, explained the issues at stake in this 2007 essay.
Why do we hand-pick seemingly pure and innocent victims of injustice--such as the Rutgers basketball players--in order to combat American racism?
What aroused Imus's twisted admiration and antagonism was the reality of
strong, determined, aggressive women.
The fact that the media is astonished that the Rutgers athletes are articulate and smart is a tragedy.
It's been thirty-five years since Title IX was passed, and women athletes are still battling the kind of sexism Imus espouses.
Working mothers can't pamper their stress away--their balancing act needs a political fix.
Celebrating the eloquence of the feminist, activist and writer in whose work memory, history, poetry and prophecy converge.
"Is it just my imagination, or are women wreaking more evil than usual
Laura Kipnis's The Female Thing takes women to task for perpetuating the notion that they're vulnerable.
Friends and colleagues remember Ellen Willis, political essayist,
journalist, rock critic and valued contributor to The
Nation, who died November 9.