Elisabet Puigdollers Mas (CatDem): Can Rawlsians Deliver Gender Equality? Jess Butler (USC): For White Girls Only? Postfeminism and the Politics of Inclusion. From TLS, a review essay on the future of feminism by Paul Seabright. Erick Erickson, meet my wife: Jonathan Cohn on the truth about female breadwinners. At the crossroad of evolutionary psychology and feminism: Kelly D. Cobey and Viktoria R. Mileva review Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women. Feminism doesn't need to be scary: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Heather Wood Rudulph, authors of Sexy Feminism: A Girl's Guide to Love, Success, and Style, on how feminism is relevant, sexy, and fun to boot. Fuck the high road: Jessica Valenti on the upside of sinking to their level — "Sometimes, you've got to feed the trolls". Sarah Elsie Baker reviews Consuming Underwear: Fashioning Female Identity by Christiana Tsaousi. Laura Vanderkam goes on a journey through the checkout racks: Comparing women's magazines, then and now, shows how much America has changed. Can women's magazines do serious journalism? Some people don't think so. Spare Rib co-founder Rosie Boycott has joined the team planning to relaunch the 70s radical feminist magazine online and in print later this year.
Cynthia Lee (GWU): Making Race Salient: Trayvon Martin and Implicit Bias in a Not Yet Post-Racial Society. From HiLobrow, a 25-part series in which editor Joshua Glenn, who from 1990–93 published the zine Luvboat Earth and from 1992–2001 published the zine/journal Hermenaut, bids a fond farewell to his noteworthy collection of zines, which he recently donated to the University of Iowa Library’s zine and amateur press collection. Can government play Moneyball? John Bridgeland and Peter Orszag on how a new era of fiscal scarcity could make Washington work better (and a response). Manuel Garcia on how Tony Judt's 20th century history books explain the political and economic exclusion that prompted Edward Snowden. When privacy jumped the shark: Americans are too busy sharing personal information to care if the government is listening in — it might even flatter them. Hart Williams on the treasonous shame of Forbes magazine. From Prospect, Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins on Raymond Aron, 30 years on. What explains the Republican Party’s intransigence? Jamelle Bouie investigates. Laura D’Andrea Tyson on the myriad benefits of a carbon tax. My Weekend at Adolf’s: Vegas Tenold on a weekend of mysterious rendezvous, pizza, Sieg Heils and bloody heads with America's Nazi party. Would smell as sweet: Frank Jacobs on geo-popularity of given names.
From Contexts, Charles Kurzman, Dalia F. Fahmy, Justin Gengler, Ryan Calder and Sarah Leah Whitson examine different aspects of the Arab Spring revolts. Western misconstructions of the Tunisian Revolution: Why was the 2011 Tunisian revolution perceived in France as a rerun of 1789, and why did Tunisian revolutionaries identify with an "Arab Spring" couched in terms of the European revolutions of 1848? Historian Guillaume Mazeau parses these mirrored constructs and how we view and skew revolutionary temporalities. Running from the Arab Spring: Syria isn't the only place with a refugee problem. Were the demonstrations in Egypt the largest mass protest in human history? An open letter by the Egyptian activist collective “Comrades from Cairo”: From Taksim to Tahrir, from Bulgaria to Brazil, we fight the same struggle against oppressive state structures that benefit only a tiny wealthy elite. Martina Sabra interviews Amel Grami: “The Arab revolutions have triggered a male identity crisis”. Shibley Telhami on his book The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East. Molly Patterson reviews Is There a Middle East? The Evolution of a Geopolitical Concept. What is "Arabic" today, and is it really even a single thing?