Tristan Bridges, Nora Caplan-Bricker, Rachel Giese, and Lisa Wade discuss Peggy Orenstein’s book Boys and Sex, with a response from Orenstein.
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Featuring Siobhan Brooks’s essay “Innocent White Victims and Fallen Black Girls: Race, Sex Work, and the Limits of Anti-Sex Trafficking Laws” and a digital archive on sex work and sex trafficking.
The Spring 2020 issue of Signs is now available online through the University of Chicago Press. The table of contents is as follows: Rape and the Inner Lives of Black Women in the Middle West: A Commemoration A symposium edited by Shoniqua Roach (Re)turning to “Rape and the Inner Lives of Black Women”: A Black […]
Artist Statement The past five years have seen a significant shift in the development of Julie Mehretu’s paintings; in place of meticulous architectural renderings, the starting point for the most recent series of works is the immediacy and urgency of photojournalism. Contemporary news photographs, of global events ranging from the riots in Charlottesville and […]
Liz Bucar, Maria Bustillos, Jaclyn Friedman, and Kaitlynn Mendes discuss Mona Eltahawy’s book The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls.
Activist, writer, and advocate Eesha Pandit and professor of English Paula Moya discuss the relationship between feminist scholarship and feminist activism, and how feminist activists and scholars can best support one anothers’ work. The conversation is facilitated by Signs editorial board chair Carla Kaplan and Signs editor in chief Suzanna Walters. Recorded live at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference.
Artist Statement This work depicts a cast bronze female figure seated on a bale of cotton. Branches of cotton extend upward from her hair, reaching for the sky. “Grow’d” is the final chapter of a series of works that centered around the character of Topsy from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. In the book, […]
The Winter 2020 issue of Signs is now available online through the University of Chicago Press. The table of contents is as follows: Backlash and the Future of Feminism A symposium edited by Jennifer M. Piscopo and Denise M. Walsh, with Brittany Leach and Eileen Ying Introduction: Backlash and the Future of Feminism Jennifer M. […]
Byllye Avery, cofounder of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, speaks to historian Susan Reverby about her activist work, beginning in the 1970s, to increase women’s access to abortion. She discusses the state of reproductive rights before and after Roe v. Wade, the genesis of the “reproductive justice” movement, and the tactics that might be needed in a post-Roe future.
Carrie Baker, Alexandra Brodsky, Tara Conley, and Judith Levine discuss Linda Hirshman’s Reckoning: The Epic Battle against Sexual Abuse and Harassment, with a response from Hirshman.