Alexis Grenell

Columnist

Alexis Grenell is a columnist for The Nation. She is a political consultant who writes frequently about gender and politics.

Protest Voting Is a Road to Nowhere

Protest Voting Is a Road to Nowhere Protest Voting Is a Road to Nowhere

The system may be deeply imperfect, but the stakes are too high to refuse to cast a ballot for Biden on principle.

May 8, 2024 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

Posters of hostages at the entrance to a school in Jerusalem. Pictures of children who have returned from captivity have been removed and those who are still in captivity remain.

No, the Israel/Palestine Conflict Is Not “Simple” No, the Israel/Palestine Conflict Is Not “Simple”

Such a complex situation cannot be boiled down to a battle between the oppressor and the oppressed.

Dec 8, 2023 / Alexis Grenell

Cuomo’s Top Defender Inadvertently Validates Victims of Sexual Harassment

Cuomo’s Top Defender Inadvertently Validates Victims of Sexual Harassment Cuomo’s Top Defender Inadvertently Validates Victims of Sexual Harassment

Melissa DeRosa’s new memoir attacks the women her former employer preyed on. Why can’t she see what she has in common with them? 

Oct 25, 2023 / Alexis Grenell

SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher speaks at a New York City Council hearing press conference at City Hall Park on August 1, 2023 in New York City.

Jewish Women Have a Long History of Organizing for Labor Rights Jewish Women Have a Long History of Organizing for Labor Rights

Fran Drescher is just the latest example of the pivotal role Jewish women have played in the union struggle.

Aug 18, 2023 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

The Masculinity of Lucas Kunce’s Bid for the US Senate

The Masculinity of Lucas Kunce’s Bid for the US Senate The Masculinity of Lucas Kunce’s Bid for the US Senate

His campaign is a rebuke to Missouri Senator Josh Hawley’s toxic vision of manhood.

Jul 17, 2023 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

Does Fatima Mousa Mohammed Oppose Israel’s Very Existence?

Does Fatima Mousa Mohammed Oppose Israel’s Very Existence? Does Fatima Mousa Mohammed Oppose Israel’s Very Existence?

The CUNY Law grad’s much-discussed commencement speech was less a defense of Palestine than a prosecution of the Jewish state.

Jun 8, 2023 / Column / Alexis Grenell

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) departs a meeting on Capitol Hill.

Is It Sexist to Demand That Feinstein Resign? Is It Sexist to Demand That Feinstein Resign?

Men swarming her on social media would do well to remember that frailty in women leaders is perceived differently than in men.

May 30, 2023 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

Protesters wave signs outside the Southern District of New York Court during the E. Jean Carroll trial.

Why Trump Was Found Liable for Sexual Assault but Not Rape Why Trump Was Found Liable for Sexual Assault but Not Rape

Blame the definition of rape in the first degree in New York State.

May 12, 2023 / Alexis Grenell

Andrew Cuomo

Sexual Harassment Is a Civil, Not Criminal, Offense Sexual Harassment Is a Civil, Not Criminal, Offense

Cuomo and his enablers rely on the public’s lazy understanding of the legal system.

Apr 14, 2023 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

Why Do Republicans Keep Pretending to Be Jewish?

Why Do Republicans Keep Pretending to Be Jewish? Why Do Republicans Keep Pretending to Be Jewish?

The GOP keeps running candidates who have discovered they can benefit from these highly cynical identity hoaxes.

Mar 4, 2023 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

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