Women’s Rights

Getting Sex-Real About Feminism

Erika Bachiochi’s book “The Rights of Women” is an excellent resource for sex-realist feminism in IR

Ceaseless Violation of Women’s Rights in Iran: Pepper Sprayed Outside Soccer Stadium
Iran Demonstrates Ceaseless Violation of Women’s Rights by Pepper-Spraying Them outside Soccer Stadium

On March 29 right outside Imam Reza Stadium, the Islamic regime pepper-sprayed women who bought game tickets to watch the World Cup qualifying match between Iran and Lebanon. Such stirringly poignant treatment of women in Iran is not unprecedented.

Is the Struggle with Islam Reshaping the Modern World? An Interview with Shadi Hamid
Is the Struggle with Islam Reshaping the Modern World? An Interview with Shadi Hamid

Recently, Providence editor Robert Nicholson sat down with Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. In a wide-ranging conversation, Hamid addressed the lack of cross-cultural understanding in the West, the value of pluralism, the possibilities of democratic reform, and the potential for increased Christian engagement with Muslim neighbors.