Topic: Sexism

  • 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.

  • Refusing to accept sexism

    A group of activists and scholars take issue with several articles at the CounterPunch website that recycle sexist tropes.

  • Bluff, bluster and bullshit at Counterpunch

    The Counterpunch website unleashed a torrent of abuse when an SW contributor challenged sexist language and attitudes.

  • Brought out into the open

    Angelina Jolie's announcement should open up a public discussion about lack of access to life-saving health care.

  • Attacked for addressing sexism

    When she pointed out sexism at her campus, a University of Connecticut student became the target of abuse.

  • Cries for justice for Rehtaeh

    Rehtaeh Parsons' death was caused by the institutional failure to deal with sexual assault--and thousands are outraged by it.

  • Putting the blame on teen parents

    A campaign of scare ads on the New York transit system stigmatizes teen parents--but it has sparked an angry response.

  • Scandalous sexism in Silicon Valley

    "Donglegate" involves lots of sexism, two firings and disillusionment if you thought women were getting more respect.

  • Trapped in the bell jar

    Fifty years after her death, poet and author Sylvia Plath is still a strong voice against the status of women in U.S. society.

  • How can we fight rape?

    Millions of people--women and men--want to take a stand against sexual assault and victim-blaming that are all too common in this society.

  • Berkeley takes back the night

    Some 100 participants gathered at UC Berkeley for a Take Back the Night event to break the silence around sexual assault.

  • Forcing DeWine to address rape

    A protest at the Ohio attorney general's office came with lessons about what it will take to build the fight against sexual assault.

  • Voices raised in Steubenville

    I drove to Steubenville, Ohio, to stand with those showing solidarity with Jane Doe outside the trial of her rapists.

  • Guilty verdicts are only a start

    Two Steubenville teens have been found guilty of rape in a case that has become emblematic of sexual assault in America.

  • Persecuting the victim

    Landen Gambill has been victimized twice--once by her rapist, then by her university. But she refuses to be silenced about the need to confront sexual assault.

  • Locating the source of oppression

    Looking at capitalism as a relationship and not a thing situates women's oppression in the social reproduction of labor.

  • How a victim-blaming system excuses rape

    Behind the horrifying facts about a gang rape in an Ohio town lies the reality that rape is widespread today--and society's institutions are responsible.