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This edition of the SPW newsletter covers the main events in sexual politics since July, roughly the second half of 2023. As we have pointed out in previous editions, especially since the pandemic, the sexual politics of the 21st century is indelibly intertwined with the de-democratizing and authoritarian ... Read more
A Meditation on Death, Killing, and Possibility
I knew my body was healing from the surgery when I found myself ready to engage with the world and posted on Facebook: I am always anti-zionist. And never an antisemite. And always an anti-racist feminist against misogynist wars.
And then a few days later I posted: Zionist Trustees and ... Read more
by Françoise Girard
On November 13, 2023, in New York City, I had the privilege of interviewing the brilliant Rosalind P. Petchesky, professor emerita of political science at Hunter College and renowned and beloved feminist activist and thinker. Ros and I first met in 1999 at the UN in New York City, during diplomatic negotiations over ... Read more
This Newsletter has been jointly produced by Sexuality Policy Watch and the IDS Program on Sexuality and Development. The collection of analyses here presented juxtaposes the Indian and the Ugandan contexts with the intention of opening up new questions for struggles in both these places, but also with the objective of generating a deeper ...