Gender and Sexuality

Supreme Court Preview: This Term, It Can Always Get Worse

Supreme Court Preview: This Term, It Can Always Get Worse Supreme Court Preview: This Term, It Can Always Get Worse

With the liberals thoroughly outmatched, the upcoming term will not be a battle between right and left—it will be a battle between shades of extremism.

Sep 29, 2023 / Feature / Elie Mystal

Trump speaking at book banning, anti-trans, 'parental values' moms for liberty conference

Want to Know How Far-Reaching the Right-Wing Movement Against Free Expression in Schools Is? Want to Know How Far-Reaching the Right-Wing Movement Against Free Expression in Schools Is?

PEN America just released a scary report.

Sep 26, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

UC Berkeley

How Can Universities Fix Title IX? By Listening to Survivors. How Can Universities Fix Title IX? By Listening to Survivors.

A student group at the University of California conducted a study of Title IX services on campus. “We thought if we did a survey then they would have to listen to us."

Sep 25, 2023 / Rina Rossi

Jann Wenner seated onstage, speaking.

Jann Wenner’s Blinkered Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution Jann Wenner’s Blinkered Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution

He built an empire on the foundations laid by Black musicians—but fails entirely to recognize that.

Sep 22, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Former president Donald Trump speaks at the Pray Vote Stand summit in Washington, D.C., on September 15, 2023.

At the Vote Pray Stand Summit, Christian Parents and Their “Rights” Take Center Stage At the Vote Pray Stand Summit, Christian Parents and Their “Rights” Take Center Stage

The movement that helped end Roe is embracing a political strategy that wraps the demonization of trans people in the innocuous-sounding catchphrase “parental rights.”

Sep 22, 2023 / Amy Littlefield

Joe Matt

Farewell to a Poor Bastard Farewell to a Poor Bastard

Joe Matt (1963–2023) made hilarious comedy of his own misery.

Sep 21, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Participant seen holding a sign reading

Democrats Can Stand Up for Trans Kids—and Win Democrats Can Stand Up for Trans Kids—and Win

Here’s why the party shouldn’t be scared to speak up for trans rights.

Sep 21, 2023 / Pamela Shifman

A Black student and white student speak to each other while holding signs reading,

Florida’s “War on Woke” Is Spurring a Brain Drain Florida’s “War on Woke” Is Spurring a Brain Drain

Thanks to Ron DeSantis’s education policies, the state is seeing an unprecedented exodus of teachers, professors, and college students.

Sep 20, 2023 / Column / Kali Holloway

Fearless Belonging

Fearless Belonging Fearless Belonging

A mural seen in Boston.

Sep 19, 2023 / OppArt / Fearless Collective

James C. Ho testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his nomination hearing to be a judge for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on November 15, 2017.

James Ho Wants to Be the Next Clarence Thomas James Ho Wants to Be the Next Clarence Thomas

The Fifth Circuit judge is a far-right extremist and provocateur—and he’s angling for a seat on the Supreme Court.

Sep 15, 2023 / Column / Elie Mystal

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