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July/August 2016

Donald Trump claims to “cherish women,” but his gendered insults suggest otherwise. But what if there was a clear rationale behind his apparent doublethink? In our forum “The Logic of Misogyny,” Kate Manne argues that misogyny is not about hating women. It is about keeping them in “their place”—below men—in the patriarchal order. Vivian Gornick, Christina Hoff Sommers, Tali Mendelberg, Doug Henwood, Imani Perry, Susan J. Brison, and Amber A’Lee Frost respond. Michael Bronski argues that if gay liberation hadn’t happened—with its impractical desire to upend society—then the gay rights movement would never have won its legal battles. Mike Konczal challenges a guiding principle of conservatives, pointing out it is absurd to believe that problems created by global deregulation can be solved at the local level. Donna Murch shows how personal debt is once again landing people in jail, even though debtors’ prison was outlawed more than a century ago. Also: Anne Fausto-Sterling asks how soon is too soon for trans kids to transition; Colin Dayan on the cruelties the South doles out to animals, children, and black folks; and Oded Na’aman describes how Israel tricks itself into believing war is necessary. Plus new poetry by John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Charif Shanahan, Rebecca Liu, and more.

 

Forum

The Logic of Misogyny

KATE MANNE DEBATES

SUSAN J. BRISON, IMANI PERRY, CHRISTINA HOFF SOMMERS, AMBER A’LEE FROST, TALI MENDELBERG, DOUG HENWOOD, AND VIVIAN GORNICK.

Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

Made in America: The End of Work
Claude S. Fischer
Wonders: Pink and Blue
Anne Fausto-Sterling

Context

Common Property: How Social Insurance Became Confused with Socialism
Elizabeth Anderson

Private Life

White Leghorns

Colin Dayan

Fiction

Trumpeteers: Winner of the 2016 Aura Estrada Short Story Contest, selected by Jennifer Eagan
Mikayla Ávila Vilá

Books & Ideas

Queers Against Hate
Michael Bronski
The Forgotten State
Mike Konczal
Paying for Punishment
Donna Murch
Choosing Violence
Oded Na’aman

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler

B. William Bearhart introduced by Natalie Diaz

The New Fatherhood
Stephen Burt
One Long Poem: Elizabeth Bishop’s letters to Dr. Ruth Foster
Heather Treseler

On Film

The Passions: Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash
Alan A. Stone

Poems

Something Blue
Laura Eve Engel
Grief
Emily Pettit
Portrait of Hamlet in Repose
Rebecca Liu
Broken Language
Catherine Wing
Unquote
Rae Armantrout
The Idea of Order
Michael Dumanis
TV of the Gods

Nathan Taylor

Kind Permission

John Ashbery

A Separate Incident

John Ashbery

“Lower the Pitch of Your Suffering”

Charif Shanahan

Mother

Rae Armantrout

My Somniloquist

William Brewer

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