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.

Same-gender-loving big men of color

June 30, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Jason Whitesel
Bear culture for husky, hirsute gay men remains predominantly white. But three annual events, Heetizm Myami, Big Boy Pride, and Heavy Hitters Pride, focus on men of size and color, providing a space for celebration and solidarity.

Risk

May 18, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Robert F. Reid-Pharr
We must reevaluate the strength of the words we produce, that we might produce work equal to the profound need and grand promise of our difficult and interesting times.

Irish-Americans: Remember from whence you came

March 17, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Paul Moses
On this St. Patrick’s Day in the midst of a bitter national debate over immigration, Paul Moses remembers John F. Kennedy’s A Nation of Immigrants. “The Irish,” wrote Kennedy, “were the first to endure the scorn and discrimination later to be inflicted, to some degree at least, on each successive wave of immigrants by already settled ‘Americans.’ ”

Resistance Now and Then

February 1, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Gerald Horne
African American history provides a textbook for resistance against oppressors and points in a similar direction: that is, to be effective in the U.S., resistance—dialectically—must be global.

Love Doesn’t Trump Hate

January 11, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Lee Bebout
White supremacy is reinforced by and persists because of a complex of emotions. Love does not exist above and beyond hate in a distinct sphere. Love and hate are side by side, they stick together, they intermingle, they interpenetrate. “Love Trumps Hate” is a catchy slogan, but these words do something that we cannot continue. They hinder understanding.

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