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Gender and Sexuality

Gender and Sexuality news and analysis from The Nation

  • November 10, 2005

    What Would Alito Do?

    If Samuel Alito is confirmed to the US Supreme Court, his impact on limiting reproductive rights would be certain and swift, due to his record and to two key abortion rights cases making their way to the Supreme Court.

    Sharon Lerner

  • November 4, 2005

    Sheryl Swoopes: Out of the Closet–and Ignored

    WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes has just come out of the closet. But why didn't anyone care?

    Dave Zirin

  • November 3, 2005

    Genes, Genius, Genies

    The right has ushered in a moment of cult celebrity for the pre-born. But let's not be seduced by this idea of personhood. Remember the poor and not-so-perfect post-born children of America? Aren't they persons, too?

    Patricia J. Williams

  • November 1, 2005

    Serious Questions for Samuel A. Alito Jr.

    Questions for Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr.: What are the rights of an individual before the law? Are these rights any different from what Alito views as the rights of a corporation?

    Morton Mintz

  • September 1, 2005

    Good Vibrations

    Orgasms used to be a secret, then they became a right. Now they're a duty. It's time to explode the myths.

    Cristina Nehring


  • August 11, 2005

    Feminists for (Fetal) Life

    Feminists for Life fails to acknowledge women as moral agents. And in that sense, they aren't feminists at all.

    Katha Pollitt

  • August 11, 2005

    Roberts and Roe

    Whether or not Roberts would overturn Roe, his judicial conservatism provides ample cause for concern.

    Kate Michelman

  • August 7, 2005

    Witnesses to an Execution

    An international furor over the hanging of "two gay teenagers" in Iran.

    Richard Kim

  • July 14, 2005

    Should Roe Go?

    Should pro-choicers just give up and let Roe go?

    Katha Pollitt

  • June 29, 2005

    Beyond Gay Marriage

    By engaging the marriage debate only in terms of "gay rights," progressives have put themselves in a losing position.

    Richard Kim and Lisa Duggan