Category: Current Events

Putting Midterm Gains in a Global Context

Putting Midterm Gains in a Global Context

—Frank Thames and Margaret S. Williams
Authors of Contagious Representation: Women’s Political Representation in Democracies around the World (2015) show us the global context of the historic 2018 US Midterm elections in regards to elected female candidates.

Don’t Forget About Serena

Don’t Forget About Serena

—Ralina L. Joseph
A black woman icon such as Serena Williams has to bear the disproportionate burden of not only being the target of racist attacks, but also of being above responding to them, maintaining a pose of “strategic ambiguity.”

Back to school as a trans kid

Back to school as a trans kid

—Ann Travers
For trans kids who use the summer break to transition, the new school year is full of possibilities: ranging from a newfound feeling of comfort and acceptance to discrimination and danger.

Personal experience, political action

Personal experience, political action

—Joyce Antler
Radical feminists taught their generation that telling your story and listening to the stories of others are crucial steps to politicization. Fifty years later, aspiring women office-holders are learning that bearing witness to women’s experiences may be the best route to political success.

In memoriam: Samir Amin

In memoriam: Samir Amin

SAMIR AMIN (1931-2018)
Samir Amin’s razor-sharp intellect, penetrating analysis, strong anti-imperialism, conviction in the importance of third world solidarity, and deep and continuous commitment to progressive causes around the world will continue to remain an inspiration.