Roundup: Women’s Issues and Women’s Rights

Today, as advocates participate in the third annual Women’s March to push for legislation and policies that advance human rights, women’s rights, immigration and healthcare reform, and more, we’re featuring a roundup of some of our most recent and relevant blog posts about women’s issues and women’s rights. Check out our women’s studies, gender studies, and immigration list and our books about human rights for a more in-depth read on the relevant topics.

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Q&A: Shani Orgad On Heading Home

In this post Shani Orgad, author of Heading Home: Motherhood, Work, and the Failed Promise of Equality revelations of her research was that one of the biggest reasons women leave their careers is motherhood; specifically, that women underestimate the difficulties of combining employment and parenting.

The N-Word, Again: Bénédicte Boisseron On Afro-Dog Blackness And The Animal Question

Author of Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question, Bénédicte Boisseron discusses intersectionality and the black analogy in the feminist movement as well as in animal rights activism.

Gender, Race, And Credibility In The Age Of Trump

Book review by Joy Castro of Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives, by Leigh Gilmore, in which Castro disscusses Leigh’s scholarship in the wake of the 2016 election.

A Nineteenth-Century #MeToo Moment?

Translator, Nora Seligman Favorov, discusses a #MeToo movement in Sofia Khvoshchinskaya’s City Folk and Country Folk.

Joan Wallach Scott On The Enduring Culture Of Masculinity

Joan Wallach Scott, who discusses the enduring culture of masculinity and the lasting need for her book, Gender and the Politics of History.

A Video Tribute To 30 Years Of Gender And The Politics Of History, By Joan Wallach Scott

Roxanne Panchasi, an Associate Professor of History at SFU (who worked with Professor Scott at Rutgers in the 1990s) sent an open invitation to colleagues, friends, and other former students to participate in a video installation to honor the 30th anniversary of Gender and the Politics of History, and the publication of a new, revised edition.

Hollywood, Step Up!

Author of Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from The Hunger Games to Campus Rape, Kelly Oliver writes about Hollywood, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, campus rape, and activism.

Presentation At The Coalition To End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit

Oliver gives a compelling presentation about the implications of women and sexual violence at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit. Her presentation begins on minute 13 of this video.

Sheri Chinen Biesen On Film Censorship: Regulating America’s Screen

Sheri Chinen Biesen author of, Film Censorship: Regulating America’s Screen, discusses how women stars such as West, Marlene Dietrich, and Katharine Hepburn were targeted and blackballed from Hollywood during the 1930s in a sexist ‘box office poison’ smear campaign, which nearly destroyed their careers.

Women’s Rights Around The World

Read excerpts of two pieces on the state of women’s rights around the world: first, an interview with Patricia Leidl about government responses to crime against women in Latin America; and second, an article by Leidl and Valerie M. Hudsonm authors of The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy, on the status of women’s rights in Yemen. 

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