The planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria is widely seen as a green light for Turkey to invade Northern Syria. What will that mean for the socialist feminist Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, colloquially known as Rojava? Reflecting on this prospect, we listen to excerpts from my interviews with Sinam Mohamed, representative of the … Continued
We explore what it means to be intersex. Later Poor News Network explores America’s War on the Poor.
Reproductive politics — that is, the politics of keeping households fed, sheltered, educated, and cared for, as well as creating the next generation — are central to contemporary capitalism. And reproductive politics are fundamentally about class, race, and sexuality, as Laura Briggs argues. She discusses why we should recognize the household as a key site … Continued
Educators Jody Sokolower, Liza Gesuden, Candice Valenzuela and AJ Jennings discuss methods and opportunities for introducing conversations and curricula about sexism, patriarchy, intersectionality, gender identity and sexuality with kids from preschool to high school. The four women are all among the 50+ contributors to a new anthology from Rethinking Schools. The book and the interviews … Continued
As the narrative around the shooting at the gay club in Orlando has shifted from domestic terrorism to the internalized homophobia of a (possibly) closeted Muslim man, we look at some of the other narratives surrounding the massacre fanned by the mainstream media, and examine the real history of homosexuality in Islam. Lisa Dettmer talks … Continued
Making your summer reading list? You’re going to want to hear about these two sexy new books: GODS OF TANGO, by Carolina de Robertis, is a steamy story of music, migration, romance and identity. Leda, a young Italian bride, arrives in Buenos Aires to find out that her husband has died. In seeking herself in … Continued