Articles tagged women's rights

25 Sep 2017 // 10:30 AM

TIFF 2017: What Will People Say

The culture clash in What Will People Say is manifest in a life-and-death difference between interpretations of defiance.

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Our Times of Political Turmoil and Upheaval Call for Grace Paley’s Astute Criticism

A Grace Paley Reader is a powerful, captivating, and extremely relevant survey of Paley’s work from the field. It's a fine example of the personal as political.

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ Makes Visible a Movement That Can’t Wait

The Birth of a Nation, troubling and aspirational, exposes the need for intersectionality, now.

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Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus by Chester Brown

Comics artist Chester Brown makes a provocative argument that Jesus’ underlying message was anti-authoritarian, pro-woman, and pro-sex work.

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‘No Más Bebés’: Sterilized Without Consent

As the struggle for reproductive rights continues, we might look back on history in order to understand the consequences of denying women sovereignty over their own bodies.

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‘Mustang’ Is a Joyful Tragedy

Deniz Gamze Ergüven's exuberantly defiant debut film follows five sisters who fight sexist traditions in a remote Turkish village.

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Carey Mulligan Lifts ‘Suffragette’ From Its Overly Earnest Leanings

Suffragette as directed by Sarah Gavron is more dead-on earnest and schematic than it needs to be.

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Policing Sexuality: The Mann Act and the Making of the FBI

America’s first anti–sex trafficking law, meant to protect women, more often resulted in the policing of women’s sexual behavior.

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‘The Underground Girls of Kabul’ Highlights the Learned Nature of Gender Assumptions

This is an outstanding work of journalism, full of riveting stories about the real lives of girls and women in Afghanistan today.

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Katha Pollitt on Reclaiming Abortion Rights, Rejecting Shame and Renewing America’s Potential

Pollitt’s new book, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights is both a call to arms and a call for honest reflection.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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