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Supreme Court Justices, of all the prominent federal officials, have long been shielded from the celebrity that can accompany successful political careers. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, however, is inverting this paradigm; recent years have seen her d...

Why Feminists Love The Notorious RBG

Supreme Court Justices, of all the prominent federal officials, have long been shielded from the celebrity that can accompany successful political careers. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, however, is inverting this paradigm; recent years have seen her d...

South Carolina’s women are being killed. In the past 10 years, more than 300 women have died at the hands of men — that’s one woman every 12 days. South Carolina posted a murder rate for women that was more than double the national rate, and...

Combatting Domestic Abuse in South Carolina

South Carolina’s women are being killed. In the past 10 years, more than 300 women have died at the hands of men — that’s one woman every 12 days. South Carolina posted a murder rate for women that was more than double the national rate, and...

This August, before becoming leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn faced backlash in the wake of his proposed plan to prevent sexual harassment and assault on London’s public transportation network. The problem was neither his suggestion to add...

Gendered Train Cars: A Policy With Mixed Results

This August, before becoming leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn faced backlash in the wake of his proposed plan to prevent sexual harassment and assault on London’s public transportation network. The problem was neither his suggestion to add...

In 2008, some 85 million people in the Arab world tuned in to watch the final episode of the breakthrough Turkish television show Gümüş. During a recent survey carried out in 16 Middle Eastern countries, three out of four people said that they had...

Turkish Soap Operas: A Voice for the Voiceless

In 2008, some 85 million people in the Arab world tuned in to watch the final episode of the breakthrough Turkish television show Gümüş. During a recent survey carried out in 16 Middle Eastern countries, three out of four people said that they had...

On October 3, Saturday Night Live’s forty-first season premiered with a cold opener mocking Donald and Melania Trump. The skit portrayed Donald as arrogant and irreverent and Melania as clueless, and it routinely made references to Trump’s sexis...

First Ladies and Lads of the 2016 Presidential Election

On October 3, Saturday Night Live’s forty-first season premiered with a cold opener mocking Donald and Melania Trump. The skit portrayed Donald as arrogant and irreverent and Melania as clueless, and it routinely made references to Trump’s sexis...

The United States has a long history of publicizing so-called “macho” men. Over the years, the prototypical macho American man has seen numerous incarnations – from cowboys to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator. Often, these characters ha...

Macho (Wo)men in Politics

The United States has a long history of publicizing so-called “macho” men. Over the years, the prototypical macho American man has seen numerous incarnations – from cowboys to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator. Often, these characters ha...

At 12:20 a.m. on September 29, 2015, Kelly Gissendaner was just one of the 53 women on death row throughout the United States. The next minute, that number was reduced by one after her execution for conspiring with Greg Owen, her lover, to kill her t...

Killer Women: The Death Penalty and Depictions of Gender

At 12:20 a.m. on September 29, 2015, Kelly Gissendaner was just one of the 53 women on death row throughout the United States. The next minute, that number was reduced by one after her execution for conspiring with Greg Owen, her lover, to kill her t...

Following an exceptional campaign cycle that has witnessed the rise of multiple candidates peripheral to the party establishment, the GOP field is experiencing its latest blitz by an outsider presidential hopeful: Carly Fiorina. In her debut on the p...

The Falsity of Carly Fiorina’s Feminism

Following an exceptional campaign cycle that has witnessed the rise of multiple candidates peripheral to the party establishment, the GOP field is experiencing its latest blitz by an outsider presidential hopeful: Carly Fiorina. In her debut on the p...

What do George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Franklin, and Franklin D. Roosevelt have in common? They are all founding fathers or former presidents; they are all featured...

Money Talks

What do George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Franklin, and Franklin D. Roosevelt have in common? They are all founding fathers or former presidents; they are all featured...

Two weeks ago, a student at Duke University hung a noose outside of the student commons building. Earlier in the month, two-dozen students at the University of Oklahoma fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon were videotaped reciting a racist chant about lync...

Safe Space as Resistance

Two weeks ago, a student at Duke University hung a noose outside of the student commons building. Earlier in the month, two-dozen students at the University of Oklahoma fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon were videotaped reciting a racist chant about lync...