This essay, from the February 14, 1920, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on feminism and women's rights, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.
Who says there's nothing new under the sun?
Say what you will about oil and hegemony, but the pending invasion of
Iraq is more than just a geopolitical act. It's also the manifestation
of a cultural attitude.
Women's sports are under attack by jocks who have an ally in the President.
A clever new wave of feminist antiwar activism manages to avoid old clichés.
Anthropologist, novelist, folklorist, essayist and luminary of the
Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston dazzled her peers and patrons
almost immediately upon her arrival in New York City in 1
Fifteen years ago, rappers like Public Enemy, KRS-One and Queen Latifah
were received as heralds of a new movement.
On the self-titled debut record by punk/dance band Le Tigre, there's a
short song called "Eau d'Bedroom Dancing" that pays tribute to the
timeless tradition of spinning around one's bedroom, al
Their support of Democrats declined in 2002, helping to sink the party's fortunes.
The war between religious fanaticism and secular modernity is fought
over women's bodies.