Topic: Sexism

  • He's a soldier in the war on women

    As a sexual assault survivor, I was stunned by Ben Carson's lack of understanding, compassion or empathy for women.

  • The ugly fanboy brigade defending Kane

    When a rape case turns into a circus, it only benefits those who want to keep women silent in the face of sexual violence.

  • In defense of Emmas everywhere

    Emma Sulkowicz's brave statement against sexual assault on college campuses was met once again with official disinterest and outright hate.

  • Above the law

    Allegations made against Prince Andrew paint a picture of powerful men who think, with good reason, that they are untouchable.

  • The commissioner of lying

    The NFL's Roger Goodell has been exposed for flipping from being a domestic violence enabler to a self-proclaimed savior.

  • Moving rape out of the shadows at Columbia

    A movement against campus sexual assault has taken off at Columbia University--and it has valuable lessons for anyone who wants to take a stand.

  • Raíces de la violencia sexual

    Detrás de los horribles hechos en Isla Vista yace una realidad que permite el arraigo de, y a menudo excusa, la violencia contra la mujer y el sexismo.

  • The Washington Poster child for rape denial

    Right-winger George Will's ugly column declaring that campus survivors of sexual assault are "privileged" has sparked furious outrage.

  • Bigots not welcome in Detroit

    In the wake of the Isla Vista killings, activists in Detroit took a stand against an anti-feminist "men's rights" conference.

  • Sexual violence and the neoliberal era

    Gender violence has reached "epidemic proportions," according to a UN agency--but why is this happening now?

  • What Isla Vista revealed about sexual violence

    We need to confront the virulent sexism and violence our culture is steeped in--and the institutions and social relations that generate them.

  • Quit talking about equal pay and do something

    Barack Obama promised to "do away" with the unequal pay that makes workplaces look like something from "a Mad Men episode." But does he mean it?

  • Creating an anti-sexist culture

    The most definitive way to abolish sexism is engaging in struggles for women's liberation and helping to build up our side in general.

  • Sexism, liberation and the left

    Rather than "undermining solidarity" or stagnating democracy, the daily practice of anti-sexism within our organization enhances it.

  • This discussion doesn't add much

    A recent debate at SW has little to say about the political challenges we're bound to face in struggles for women's liberation.

  • Brocialism or fauxcialism?

    To say that we're killjoys if we object to the term "brocialism" and explain why is really missing the point.

  • A too-serious take on a silly word?

    I don't think there's a single person who thinks they were doing anything that important by making fun of "brocialists."

  • Our struggle is for the liberation of all

    The discussions taking place about sexism and socialism pose a question about the liberatory core of the socialist project.

  • A word for calling out sexism

    The word "brocialism" is an insult to be hurled at sexists who falsely claim they are acting in the interest of socialism.

  • Maryville, jock culture and rape culture

    Maryville follows Steubenville, and we still aren't talking about the connection between organized sports and sexual assault.

  • Daisy Coleman is a hero

    The teenage victim of a horrific rape in a Missouri town is bravely speaking out--and her words are having a national impact.

  • A study in sexism in San Diego

    San Diego's mayor stands accused of sexually harassing at least 13 women--but some on the left still support him.

  • Filner has been an ally to the left

    It is through Bob Filners's politics, not his personality, that he helps hundreds of thousands of exploited San Diegans.

  • The military's ugly secret

    The shockingly high level of sexual assault in the military is getting media attention--but the causes of the epidemic aren't.

  • Ways of (not) seeing

    CounterPunch's latest flailing defense against criticisms about sexism bizarrely invokes a 17th century Dutch painting.