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.
Ask a Feminist
How has feminism shaped US asylum law? Why and how is the Trump Administration trying to undo feminist gains? Hear asylum- and refugee-law expert Deborah Anker discuss the history and present of gender in the US asylum system in the latest episode of Ask a Feminist.
Feminist journalist, media critic, and activist Soraya Chemaly joins Carla Kaplan and Durba Mitra for an in-depth discussion of feminist rage. Their wide-ranging conversation covers many aspects of contemporary women’s rage: the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation process, the furor over Serena Williams’s US Open final, and how to differentiate progressive anger from the reactionary anger that has fueled the Right, including the rise of Trump.
Soraya Chemaly sits down with Carla Kaplan and Durba Mitra to discuss the uses of rage in catalyzing political change, how to differentiate progressive anger from reactionary anger, and more.
Cynthia Enloe discusses gender and the rise of the global Right with the coeditors of the forthcoming Signs special issue on the topic, Agnieszka Graff, Ratna Kapur, and Suzanna Danuta Walters.
Feminist legal scholar, writer, teacher, and activist Catharine A. MacKinnon discusses “Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo” with Durba Mitra, assistant professor of studies of women, gender, and sexuality at Harvard University.
Renowned organizer and activist Dolores Huerta discusses #MeToo, DACA, Trump, and the intersections between the labor, immigrant rights, and feminist movements.
Michael Kimmel and Lisa Wade discuss toxic masculinity, the rise of Donald Trump and white grievance politics, and gender’s role in neo-Nazi and other hate groups.
Angela P. Harris and Amy Farrell discuss gender, race, and gun violence.