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Sex, Politics, and Judith Butler at NYU

A few days ago, I happened upon a letter of August 17 in the Chronicle of Higher Education calling upon Professor Judith Butler to step down as president-elect of the Modern Language Association. I wa... read more

I Worked With Avital Ronell. I Believe Her Accuser.

A letter to NYU’s president, Andrew Hamilton, a draft of which leaked in June, argued that Avital’s “brilliant scholarship” qualified her for special treatment. The 51 signatories included giants of f... read more

Power in Academia

We’ve seen rampant instances of this in the entertainment, corporate and political realms ... s actions by celebrity scholars such as Judith Butler, Gayatri Spivak, Slavoj Žižek, and others ... read more

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'National Sex Trafficking Crackdown' Nets Zero Sex Traffickers: Reason Roundup

A letter to NYU's president, Andrew Hamilton, a draft of which leaked in June, argued that Avital's "brilliant scholarship" qualified her for special treatment. The 51 signatories included giants of f... read more


Female NYU Professor Suspended For Sexually Harassing Male Student

(Though it covers all sex discrimination ... including leading feminist and gender theorist Judith Butler and philosopher Slavoj Zizek, sent a strongly-worded letter to NYU defending Ronell. "Although ... read more

Asia Argento, Avital Ronell, and the Integrity of #MeToo

In the case of Ronell, a renowned intellectual who is not a #MeToo spokesperson, her allies in academia—including feminist luminaries like Jack Halberstam, Judith Butler, Chris Kraus ... or about sex. ... read more

Members Flee Modern Language Association After Refusal to Boycott Israel

Some of those resigning welcomed the recent election of Judith Butler as president of the MLA for 2020-21 ... in Palestine contingent will hold an event Friday night at the NYU English Department on " ... read more

Trump Is Making Us All Live in His Delusional Reality Show

The insistence that sex and gender are unconnected has led to this ... An email signed by some of the most famous gender theorists, including Judith Butler, defending an NYU professor who is being sue... read more

How Does a Queer Theorist Work?

In early November, protesters in Brazil burned an effigy of the philosopher Judith Butler. They were responding in part to ... many scholars in the field remain committed to social and political cause... read more

Sex and sexual abuse : No way out in the world of accusatory Lists

I have found my preferences in music, food, films, people, travel and sex change quite significantly over the years. This change and its awareness, I think, is the essence of a political life ... as a ... read more

If We Want Feminism to Have a Real Impact, Then Let's Stop Teaching So Much Theory

It is easier to talk about theories of “sexual politics” or “sexual objectification” than sex itself. As an instructor, I always found it tricky to teach about the sexual revolution, fearing that I wa... read more

The FRC’s Anti-Trans Policy Paper Is Basically a Flag of Surrender

Its most ardent spokespeople have instead ceded the terms of the debate to their political opponents ... that an infant’s sex is instead merely “identified.” Here they are implicitly objecting to quee... read more



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