What the Handmaid’s Tale Reminds Us About Gender Equality

July 10, 2017 nyupressblog 1

—Kara Ellerby
Despite all our ‘progress’ in women’s rights and gender equality, these same rights are still up for debate. Part of the problem is thinking that promoting some women is enough. If we fail to consider the rights of racial minorities and LGBTQ citizens and ignore class inequalities, then we fail at gender equality.

Pride and Prejudice: Gay Rights, Animus, and Animus

July 6, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—William D. Araiza
As we reflect on Gay Pride, and on both the accomplishments of the gay rights movement as well as the challenges that even today LGB (and especially T) people continue to face in this post-Obergefell world, it’s more important than ever to understand what “animus” means, not just on the streets, but in the courtroom.

The glass ceiling and the future of women in office

November 28, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams
While Secretary Clinton didn’t break the glass ceiling for holding office, perhaps she broke the ceiling for women running for the presidency from a major party. The circumstances for women’s participation should be favorable in the U.S., perhaps even more so now that there is an example to follow.

Two Presidents Are Better Than One

September 22, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—David Orentlicher
The “imperial presidency” and partisan conflict are largely the result of a deeper problem—the Constitution’s placement of a single president atop the executive branch. David Orentlicher describes how we can fix our broken political system by replacing the one person, one-party presidency with a two-person, two-party executive branch.

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