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The family’s recent response to his child pornography charges only underscores how complementarianism elevates men over the vulnerable, leaving women to deal with the fallout

Josh Duggar’s mug shot, Washington County Arkansas


In her new book ‘The Making of Biblical Womanhood,’ history professor Beth Allison Barr reveals centuries of women that modern leaders keep trying to erase


The Atlanta shootings were a culmination of centuries of hypersexualization of Asian women

A photo of a young, Asian woman in winter clothes
A photo of a young, Asian woman in winter clothes
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The ‘debate’ over trans student-athletes relies on ancient — and false — ideas about women’s weakness

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The misogyny that took the down pop icon more than a decade ago still affects countless women to this day

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It was just a matter of time before a subset of the men in the online left turned on the progressive movement’s most visible woman

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigns on June 23, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images


The rock star abused women for years—but we were so used to pop-culture misogyny that we didn’t notice

Marilyn Manson and Rose McGowan, 1998. Photo: Catherine McGann/Getty Images


Sonia Nieves at her home in Bayamón, Puerto Rico on March 13, 2020. Photo: Erika P. Rodriguez for GEN

Activists, survivors, and families have been calling for the government to take action since 2018


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Lessons from the busiest two years of my professional life — and arguably the worst stretch of modern American history

The Women’s March in New York City, 2018. Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images


Yes, it could feel performative. But protest during the Trump years provided me with the civic training to undo the damage.

Demonstrators attend the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017. Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images

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