Images of women and girls as thoughtless and hypersexual have contributed to a culture of sexual abuse and impunity.
Moira DoneganAs a business, Victoria’s Secret is flailing. Corporate restructurings haven’t helped. This is in part because of the decline of malls, and in part because of feminist efforts to advance a vision of sex in which women are subjects, not objects.
Mr. Epstein, charged with sex trafficking, cultivated an intimate, yearslong relationship with Leslie Wexner — and proceeded to get extraordinarily rich.
Moira DoneganVictoria’s Secret sells a joyless brand of sexuality in which bored-looking, underfed teenagers in sweatshop-made polyester are paraded for the titillation of grown men. It’s worth asking how that bleak vision of sex relates to crimes like Epstien’s.
We have become comfortable with the hideous, and are now content to live alongside horrible things.
Moira DoneganFor @TheAtlantic, I wrote about the shrugging response to E Jean Carroll’s rape accusation against the president, and how I think our national disinterest in her story amounts to a dropping of pretense.
The family court judge also said the victim should have been told that pressing charges would destroy the accused’s life.
Moira DoneganThe problem with lenient rape sentences isn’t that incarceration is a viable solution to sexual violence. The problem is that they expose a pervasive indifference to women’s suffering, and the sense that women do not have claims to justice & dignity.
Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend Chris were set upon by a group of men on a London night bus.
Moira DoneganHomophobia functions very differently for gay men and lesbians. Gay men are offensive to straight people because they have sex with men. Lesbians are offensive to straight people because they do not have sex with men.
Moira DoneganBy being sexually unavailable to men, lesbians can provoke violent consequences from straight people who believe that women who decline to exist in service to men are selfish, dangerous, and worthy of punishment.
On March 8, 2019, I received a letter from the FDA ordering my new (since 2018) organization, Aid Access, to stop providing telemedical abortion services…
Moira DoneganThis flew under the radar today, but it's significant: Dr. Rebecca Gromperts, the Dutch abortion renegade, will resume deliveries of abortion pill packets to addresses in the U.S., in defiance of the FDA. More here
Leading experts’ bold new guidelines are a “crucial roadmap,” the 2020 presidential candidate told BuzzFeed News.
Moira DoneganIt’s getting lost in the news cycle, but it’s worth paying attention to Gillibrand’s proposals to fight the racial wealth gap, which include postal banking and baby bonds. I’d like to see a rundown comparing these to Warren’s housing grants.