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Judith Butler

Boycotting Israel's Universities Is Wrong

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.13.2014 | College
Carlo Strenger

For academic institutions everywhere, shutting off open discussion runs counter to the very foundations of academic life.

Conflict and Culture at New York's Jewish Museum

Sigmund Freud | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
Sigmund Freud

An event at New York's Jewish Museum has been cancelled because Judith Butler's politics are just too controversial. What a sad commentary on the Jewish community's tolerance for debate these days!

Examining Media's Socialization of Gender Roles

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Do the media create, or maintain, or reflect the gender-based roles that saturate our environment? If you picked "All the Above," you and I would have filled in the same oval on our imaginary multiple-choice bubble answer sheets.

Where Is the Feminist Outrage Over Discrimination in Gaza?

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
Mitch Wolfe

Why are feminists so angry and hostile to Israel that they cannot rationally bring themselves to criticize Palestinian men who mistreat women? Don't Palestinian women deserve concern and empathy?

Not About BDS

Kristofer Petersen-Overton | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Kristofer Petersen-Overton

There is something particularly poisonous about the kind of political opportunism on display at Brooklyn College right now. The rapid manufacture of a national controversy in this case reveals, once again, the tenuous state of academic freedom on our campuses.

The CUNY Talks and Panels Christine Quinn Supported When She Wasn't Running for Mayor

Corey Robin | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Corey Robin

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is one of the signatories to that "other" letter about the Brooklyn College BDS panel. Given her own history of supporting official CUNY programming, I think she should rescind her name from that letter.

Alan Dershowitz, Defender of Academic Freedom - Heal Thyself!

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

While trumpeting himself as a defender of academic freedom, Alan Dershowitz's actual record calls that self-approbation into doubt.

Is Zionism Opposed To Jewish Values?

Carlo Strenger | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

Contemporary political Zionism, in Butler's view, has constructed a very slanted narrative of Jewish history −- one that glorifies the kingdom of David, the Maccabees, Masada and Bar Kochba, all equated with the type of bellicose masculinity embraced by some early Zionist activists.

Judith Butler and the Crime of Academic Inverse Liberalism

Dovid Efune | Posted 11.05.2012 | World
Dovid Efune

What is further troublesome, and equally worthy of consideration by those responsible for highlighting Judith Butler's personality by presenting her with the Adorno prize, are the comments she wrote in her own defense.

A Call to Rewrite the Scripts in the Gender Drama

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While Rev. Harris describes "gender distinctions" as God-given, he betrays his own assertion by demanding that parents break their children early of any forms of gender transgression.

Gender as Performance & Script: Reading the Art of Yvonne Rainer, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Charlesworth & Lorna Simpson After Eve Sedgwick & Judith Butler

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Gender and sexuality are becoming ever more mutable for the progressive and cosmopolitan global nomad -- that small but growing breed of iconoclast, be s/he biologically male, female or in between.

XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

G. Roger Denson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

The rise of feminism corresponds roughly with the expansion of the artworld to include women's production. This is a history that began predominantly in impelling women's art as an expression of the identification of women apart from men.

Post-Structuralist Star Judith Butler Ditches Berkeley For Columbia

Capital New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The eminent philosopher, literary critic, and political activist Judith Butler is coming to New York. She will join Columbia University's English and ...

Which Colleges Landed Celebrity Professors This Year?

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Those who prescribe to the old adage "those who can't do, teach," will have to think again -- this year, a slew of writers, politicians and even celeb...