by Rebecca L. Davis
Evangelical Christianity grew in America by emphasizing the power of individual conversion as a "choice for Christ." This frame explains not only the prominence of Evangelicals among anti-mask and anti-vaccine protesters, but also the frequent rhetorical connections they make between COVID policy and LGBTQ tolerance.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Amia Srinivasan
As a new book reconsiders the debates among feminists over sexuality and pornography by emphasizing the role of liberalism in reducing the radical demands both sides made for the remaking of relations between men and women to narrow issues of law and civil liberties, that history resonates with current controversies about the place of trans women in the feminist movement.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Nikita Shepard
"Tracing the ugly history of conservative efforts to combat school desegregation, welfare, reproductive freedom and gay and lesbian rights by claiming threats to children helps us understand why politicians today think they can gain votes by brutalizing vulnerable children in the name of protecting them."
SOURCE: The Abusable Past
by Kevin Henderson
Undeniably, the present coherence of “biological sex” is an effect of 19th century scientific racism and discourses of white supremacy.
by Jen Manion
Far from being a recent or 21st-century phenomenon, people have chosen, courageously, to trans gender throughout history.
by Jonathan Zimmerman
Many of the same arguments Trump used last week also came up in 1948. Thankfully for history, Truman didn't listen.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Albert Cashier served in the army as a man, lived his life as man and was buried at 71 with full military honors in 1915, as a man. But beneath the uniform in which he fought and was buried, he was biologically a woman.
by Katherine Turk
The answer is probably not, alas. Why? Employers have weathered the civil rights revolution by accepting a definition of equality that does not require them to do much beyond treat workers interchangeably.
SOURCE: The Chicago Tribune
by Margaret Storey
Under Jim Crow, if there was no bathroom for you, you either did not go, or faced the choice between personal humiliation or arrest.
SOURCE: Time Magazine
They date back over 100 years.
Decades before Caitlyn Jenner, Phyllis Frye was grappling with bias, scorn and personal pain, and helping the transgender movement take shape.
by William Klaber
But this author’s verdict is that she wasn’t transgender.
- Oklahoma ACLU Files Suit Against State Ban on Critical Race Theory
- St. Malo, Louisiana, Site of Earliest Filipino-American Settlement, Threatened by Climate Change
- Executive Privilege was out of Control Before Steve Bannon Claimed It
- Can Skeletons Have Racial Identity?
- Diver Discovers 900-Year-Old Sword Dating to the Crusades
- Leonard Moore: On Teaching Black History to White People
- How Cigarettes Became a Civil Rights Issue
- David Graeber and David Wengrow Have Given Human History a Rewrite
- Dems Worry Not Passing Biden Agenda Will Kill Them in the Midterms. Does Legislation Actually Matter?
- #HATM: "Historians at the Movies" Builds Community One Screening at a Time