Category: Women’s Studies

Ballroom, Tango, and the Patriarchy

Ballroom, Tango, and the Patriarchy

—Julia A. Ericksen A recent article in the New York Times described the ways in which young women and men are remaking Argentine tango, the dance that seems to embody… READ MORE

“Real” Bodies in Body-Positive Fashion Campaigns

“Real” Bodies in Body-Positive Fashion Campaigns

—Amanda M. Czerniawski
An estimated 67 percent of American women are considered plus size, but plus-size bodies only appear in 2 percent of media imagery, but, with every new body-positive campaign, we get a step closer to revealing real bodies in media.

Pregnancy and Power: An Excerpt

Pregnancy and Power: An Excerpt

In an excerpt from the revised edition of Pregnancy and Power, Rickie Solinger explores the development of birth control after World War II and its effects on gender roles.