Stories by Michelle Goldberg

Michelle Goldberg is a senior contributing writer at The Nation. She is the author of "The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World," and "Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism." subscribe to Michelle Goldberg's feed

Posted on: Mar 24, 2016, Source: Religion Dispatches

Your average vinyasa class isn't as ancient as you think.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2015, Source: The Nation

For a lot of people, the contemporary sexual regime celebrating pleasure above all else isn’t that much fun.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2015, Source: The Nation

Contrary to the right’s caricature, Clinton’s feminism always had a distinctly maternalist bent.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2014, Source: The Nation

The line between respecting civil liberties and protecting victims is anything but clear.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2014, Source: The Nation

The so-called “Swedish model” banning the purchase but not the sale of sex is catching on in Europe. But does it work? And for whom?

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: The Nation

With liberal hopes dashed in Washington, political energy is gathering in cities, where social change is actually possible.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2014, Source: The Nation

One result of anti-abortion activism is that local hospitals refuse to admit abortion patients, even when women's lives are at risk.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2013, Source: The Nation

In the midst of a shocking rise in inequality, America's right wing continues to behave as if nothing's wrong.

Posted on: May 16, 2011, Source: Conscience

When rape is a weapon of war, denying abortion services compounds grave human rights abuses. So why does the Obama administration play by the right's rules?

Posted on: Apr 25, 2011, Source: The Nation

For decades now, feminists have warned about a post-Roe v. Wade world in which women are locked up for having abortions.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2010, Source: Religion Dispatches

The anti-abortion movement is making a push to enlist African Americans in their cause by framing abortion as a tool of eugenics and genocide.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2009, Source: The American Prospect

There's something really rotten in the state of Texas.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2009, Source: The American Prospect

For years, the religious right tried to lose its racist image, reverting to homophobia as its hatred of choice. As it joins the Tea Party fray, it may once again have to own both.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2009, Source: The Guardian

Mobilized by the theocratic bombast of Bush-era Republicans, America's growing number of atheists are pushing for greater recognition.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2008, Source: The Nation

The religious right can be confident that they'd have a fundamentalist in the White House with Sarah Palin.

Posted on: May 29, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The largest and most powerful mass movement in the nation -- evangelical Christianity -- has set out to destroy secular society.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2002, Source: Salon

The U.S. helped build the Islamic fundamentalist movement threatening to take over Pakistan. Now can it rescue the world from the deadly consequences?

Posted on: Oct 21, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Fed up with their state's draconian laws, New York voters have suddenly made long-shot independent Tom Golisano a force in the governor's race.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2002, Source: Salon

In an age of religious fanatics, patriotic zealots and self-righteous leftists, Rushdie champions free thinking and fun.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2002, Source: Salon

At ground zero, Americans suck the last morsel of flavor from the most exciting day they will ever know.