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Gender and Sexuality

Gender and Sexuality news and analysis from The Nation

  • July 27, 2006

    No Presents, Please

    The only thing more absurd than the wedding gift the British government just gave Katha Pollitt is the fact that our government denies gays such benefits.

    Katha Pollitt

  • June 15, 2006

    Prairie Grass Roots

    In South Dakota, prochoicers are fighting back with a bipartisan initiative challenging the abortion ban and a grassroots effort that has put progressive Native American women on the ballot.

    Katha Pollitt

  • April 3, 2006

    Don’t Spare the Rod

    What happens when liberals lose their sex drive? American culture moves further away from secular individualism and closer to religious fundamentalism.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • March 30, 2006

    Anatomy of a Bad Law

    Before the South Dakota legislature passed landmark legislation banning abortion, it commissioned an objective study of the issue. The result, a flawed and one-sided report, could fuel the fight to challenge the law in court.

    Lauren Bans

  • March 9, 2006

    Unborn in the USA

    In his captivating new book Absolute Convictions, Eyal Press explores the links between his hometown’s post-Vietnam decline and its emergence as a battlefield in the national crusade against abortion.

    Mark Sorkin

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  • January 31, 2006

    For Pro-Life Bloggers, a New Hubris

    Relishing Samuel Alito’s impact on the Supreme Court, pro-life bloggers are already laying strategies to win hearts and minds in a transformed legal landscape.

    Esther Kaplan

  • January 26, 2006

    Prochoice Puritans

    As prochoicers seek to reframe their arguments, injecting more moralism into the antiabortion debate will not keep abortion legal and accessible.

    Katha Pollitt

  • January 25, 2006

    What’s Race Got to Do With It?

    Socially conservative black churches may be ripe for exploitation by the Christian right on gay marriage. But that’s only part of the story.

    Gary Younge

  • January 19, 2006

    A Is for Anti-Woman

    What’s at stake for women if Samuel Alito is confirmed to the US Supreme Court? Reproductive rights are only the tip of the iceberg.

    Sharon Lerner

  • January 6, 2006

    Is Fear the Best Way to Fight AIDS?

    Thanks to the fear tactics advocated by the Bush Administration and abetted by many health activists, gay and bisexual men have been engaged in a one-sided conversation about safe sex–all death and no life. Isn’t a sex-positive approach more realistic?

    Kai Wright

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