When Mao Zedong declared in 1968 that “women hold up half the sky,” many were taken aback. No one expected such a progressive stance from the Communist founder of the People’s Republic. Today, however, rather than seeing women as a key driver of economic advancement, China’s leaders have been cracking down on the feminist movement. Leta Hong Fincher, a scholar on women in China, explains why.
Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.
“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."
From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.
The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.
Donald Trump’s proto-fascism poses the largest internal threat to American democracy since the Civil War.