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Articles by Robert Jensen

Making sense of sex and gender: A review of Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism

Dissident Voice; Counterpunch · July, 2021

A review of Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism by Kathleen Stock.


Why Porn? Why This Porn? Why So Little Concern? · June, 2021

The Dangers of White Male Supremacy

YES! Magazine · June, 2021

This essay is an expanded version of my review of Ijeoma Oluo’s book _Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America_ that appeared in the magazine’s print edition.


Tough Love for Mediocre White Guys: Getting White men to give up dominance is a challenge

YES! Magazine · May, 2021

A review of Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo


Male violence makes single-sex shelters a necessity

Lewiston Sun Journal · May, 2021

In a democratic society that respects individual rights, conflict is inevitable when rights collide. Such conflict is playing out in a Maine homeless shelter, where women are expected to endure abusive behavior in the name of inclusivity. Women assert their right to seek safety from men’s violence. The transgender movement asserts the right of anyone to self-identify with any gender. We side with women.


Pornographic distortions: The struggle for intimacy in the 21st century

Feminist Current · March, 2021

“Pornographic distortions,” refers both to the ways in which pornography distorts human sexuality, and the way in which pornography’s defenders distort the views of critics.


Getting Radical: Feminism, Patriarchy, and the Sexual-Exploitation Industries

Dignity: A Journal of Sexual Exploitation and Violence · March, 2021

The sexual-exploitation industries, including prostitution and pornography, are patriarchal institutions that are inconsistent with dignity, solidarity, and equality. Radical feminism offers a compelling analysis not only for women but also for men striving to be fully human.


Wes Jackson: How to Respect One’s Tools

Merion West · February, 2021

An edited transcript of Episode 2 of “Podcast from the Prairie.”


‘A simple boy from the prairie’: An interview with Robert Jensen

Feminist Current · February, 2021

When a European graduate student emailed to ask if I would participate in an assignment to “do an interview with one of my favourite authors,” I said yes. My books have not exactly been best-sellers, and so I was an easy target for anyone describing me as a “favourite author.”


From Pornography to Agriculture: Challenging Hierarchy · January, 2021

“At the core of this analysis is a claim that, at first glance, may seem to be a stretch: The erosion of human dignity in our broken world starts with the erosion of the planet’s soils.”



Routledge; Left Turn · October, 2020

Against Hierarchy

Voice Male magazine · October, 2020

It’s getting harder for people in the United States to turn away from the sexism, racism, and inequality that is woven into the fabric of society. From the women’s march of 2017, to the ongoing protests against white supremacy in policing and other institutions, to the wider attention being paid to extreme disparities in wealth—the demand for justice intensifies.

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