Judith Levine is a journalist and personal essayist on sex, justice, and emotions in politics. She has written five books, most recently “The Feminist and the Sex Offender: Confronting Sexual Harm, Ending State Violence,” co-authored with Erica R. Meiners (Verso, 2020).
VoicesYes, Blame Christian Fundamentalism for the Atlanta Murders
The shooter’s church denounces misogyny, but its dogma says desire is a sickness.
VoicesIn Furor Over Poet With Child Porn Conviction, Prison Abolitionists Debate the Limits of Mercy
Is Poetry magazine “platforming toxicity” or promoting the “practice of freedom”?
The Coronavirus CrisisThe Pandemic Brings Out the Authoritarian and the Libertarian in Us All. Can We Meet in the Middle?
It’s a powerful American ambivalence: on one hand, a punitive instinct; on the other, leave-me-alone individualism.
VoicesA Professor Was Called a Pedophile Because of His Work. Academics Are Keeping Their Distance.
Thomas Hubbard has received no complaints of sexual misconduct. But his work on ancient pederasty and the age of sexual consent has made him the target of protests at UT Austin.