Category: Sexuality and the State

The tyranny of queer theory

By Mary Harrington, The Unherd Even if you’re gay, being monogamous is seen as reactionary — if not outright bigoted With hindsight, it probably was bad manners to bring a male one-night stand back to the lesbian commune where I lived. At the time, in Noughties London, I […]

A New Transgender Feminism

New York Review of Books On Friday, we published an essay by Paisley Currah on sex classification and the hurdles to changing one’s legal sex. “For transgender people in the United States,” he writes, “the sheer number of state institutions with discrete authority to define sex ensnares us […]

Abortion, the Christian right, and antifascism

Matthew Lyons, a leading “antifascist” intellectual, actually has a pretty good definition of fascism. ” a revolutionary form of right-wing populism, inspired by a totalitarian vision of collective rebirth, that challenges capitalist political and cultural power while promoting economic and social hierarchy. ” See the Lyons article here. […]

The End of Roe?

Commentaries from the New York Review of Books Last week a leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization gave a preview of the Supreme Court’s likely decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. This is the first part in a series of short responses to the ruling. Liza Batkin Deceit in […]