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Sexual assault news and analysis from The Nation
May 21, 2021
Brett Kavanaugh Remains As Incorrigible as Ever
In a recent decision, the man who argued he shouldn’t be judged by his youthful indiscretions had no problem sending young people to prison for life without parole.
May 11, 2021
Rushing to Judgment on Scott Stringer
The facts are too scarce, and the stakes are too high, to jump to conclusions.
May 6, 2021
Rapists, Misogynists, Creeps, and Their Books
Katha Pollitt on Blake Bailey, plus Louis Menand on Cold War culture.
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April 30, 2021
Philip Roth and His Defensive Fans Are Their Own Worst Enemies
Why did it take a sexual assault scandal to raise red flags about a deeply flawed biography?
April 28, 2021
Blake Bailey’s Life as a Man
The disgraced writer’s Philip Roth biography is a document of a misogynist literary world. But I had to read the book to get the whole story.
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March 23, 2021
How the Violence Against Women Act Failed Women
The provision of the 1994 Crime Bill sponsored by then-Senator Joe Biden has contributed to mass incarceration and state violence.
Olúfémi O. Táíwò
March 22, 2021
The Roots of the Atlanta Shooting Go Back to the First Law Restricting Immigration
The Page Act of 1875, outlawing “lewd and immoral” Chinese women, codified the bigotry directed at Asian women from their earliest migration to the US to today.
March 18, 2021
The Massacre in Atlanta Was As Predictable as White Supremacy
There are lots of people working overtime to try to prove that the mass shooting of six Asian women wasn’t motivated by bigotry. It was.
March 17, 2021
It’s Time to Investigate the FBI—for Its Deep-Fake Kavanaugh Investigation
While most Democrats seem resigned to Kavanaugh's presence on the Supreme Court, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is pushing to keep the case against him alive.
September 16, 2020
Mexico’s Women Demand Justice on Gender Violence
Enraged at institutional failure to address the mounting crisis, they have occupied the National Human Rights Commission.