Friends and colleagues remember Ellen Willis, political essayist,
journalist, rock critic and valued contributor to The
Nation, who died November 9.
Every other week, in the pages of this magazine, Katha Pollitt collects
her thoughts in her column, "Subject to Debate." To say that Pollitt's
column is a hotbed of feminist polemic is only par
Katha Pollitt answers questions about feminism, politics and her new book, Virginity or Death! And Other Pressing Social Issues of Our Times.
International law offers protection to the oppressed. In Are Women
Human?, feminist legal scholar Catharine A. MacKinnon exposes the
hypocrisy of not extending the same protection to women.
Antifeminists engage in moral discourse while feminists tend to speak in the language of personal choice. But what happens when choice is a bad idea--for yourself, other women or society?
Mothers in America are in serious need of a new deal to remedy a profound wage gap with other working women and men, and an outdated family support structure.
As a satellite radio DJ, Bob Dylan is reaching a new generation of fans, who admire his music but, unlike earlier admirers, do not see him as a prophet.
If women expect to shed the cruel and calculating artifice of race in our lifetimes, we must contribute to the emerging generation of literature that deconstructs racial categories.
A delegation of Iraqi women is traveling the country in an effort
to convey the grim realities of the US occupation.
Rachel Carson, Betty Friedan and Jane Jacobs opened vast new
possibilities for social transformation by writing about widespread
attacks on nature, women and the poor.