On the Basis of Sex (dir. Mimi Leder)

October 2018 brought us RBG, the documentary about the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now we have On the Basis of Sex, a biopic starring Felicity Jones as this iconic leader in the fight for gender equality and justice under the law. The film is directed by Mimi Leder.

Host Jonathan Schwartz is joined by Alex Ago, Carla Della Gatta, and David Warshofsky.

Martin Gilens

In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks economic and political inequality in democracies with Martin Gilens, Professor of Public Policy at UCLA Luskin. The degree of political influence is dramatically unequal for people within the United States, public policy can help increase democratic representation and Gilens walks us through some history as he expresses policy options to get us to more democracy, rather than less.

Women’s Marches return to the Bay Area, nation: ‘People are ready to take action’

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why this year’s women’s march is still a significant political event. Even if the march fails to match last year’s numbers and drama, there is still great value to the newfound women’s movements, said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a veteran political…

To build better cities, men need to listen when women speak

Vicky Mochama mentions Lisa Schweitzer in an article for Toronto’s Metro News on building better cities by listening to more female voices. Mochama cites the recent article in Curbed by Alissa Walker tackling the issue of mansplaining in urbanist circles. What we lose in that is nuance. Walker cites Lisa Schweitzer, an urbanist and professor of…

Jody Armour comments on legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Press-Enterprise article interviewed several Inland Empire African-American high school students and included comments from Jody Armour. The civil rights movement made a difference, however, there are ongoing issues and issues are changing. “At the same time that we have been reveling in very progressive, rosy rhetoric, the mass incarceration crisis has emerged — the advent of the…