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Fairer Disputations

A new feminism is emerging.

Fairer Disputations is not just an online journal. It’s an international community of scholars, public intellectuals, journalists, and advocates. Our mission is to advance a new vision of feminism, one that is grounded in the basic fact that sex is real. Although the authors we feature do not all agree on every issue, they each make important contributions to the debate over how society should, in justice, accommodate the reality of sexual difference.

Fairer Disputations will advance that debate by aggregating both popular and scholarly writing, publishing our own original material, and creating an online community of new feminist voices. Every week, we send out a weekly digest featuring one original essay and a curated selection of the best new sex-realist content from across the web.


Who publishes Fairer Disputations?

Fairer Disputations is published by the Wollstonecraft Project at the Abigail Adams Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, under the direction of AAI Senior Fellow Erika Bachiochi.

How can I get involved?

Join our email list! You’ll get weekly updates with the latest in sex-realist content from around the web. You’ll also be the first to know as we scale up the Fairer Disputations project, both in the United States and the United Kingdom.

If you like what you see on this site, please also consider making a one-time or recurring monthly donation. Our work relies entirely on the generosity of our supporters.

We also welcome volunteers. If you’d like to donate your time, drop us a line at [email protected] with a description of your skills/how you’d like to help.

Do you accept submissions?

Yes! Fairer Disputations accepts unpublished submissions that are not being considered for publication elsewhere. Articles should fall broadly within the journal’s four topic areas: Feminism and Rights, Sex and Exploitation, Gender and the Body, and Work and Family.

All submissions should align with our core mission: to advance a sex-realist feminism. We are looking for content that—whether implicitly or explicitly—defends a vision of female and male as embodied expressions of human personhood, affirming that men and women are equal in their dignity and their capacity for human excellence, yet distinct in many significant ways, particularly when it comes to sex, pregnancy, childbirth, and care for children. Each submission should express an original argument about how society ought to accommodate these realities.

Fairer Disputations is non-partisan and non-confessional. The topics we address are controversial and politically charged, but we do not accept articles with inflammatory, offensive, or insulting language. Content should be written for an educated but non-academic audience: readers who want to think deeply about the unstated philosophical assumptions that shape our culture, politics, and society. Our goal is to create a forum for spirited discourse that is, nonetheless, precise, nuanced, and clear. Accordingly, we seek authors who are not only respectful and charitable, but also fiercely courageous and intellectually honest.

We accept:

  • Op-eds: approximately 800-1200 words, making a concise original argument in a popular tone.
  • Feature Essays: approximately 1500-3000, words making an extended original argument. Can incorporate interviews or academic research and be written in a more scholarly tone.
  • Pitches: 300 words or less, describing the argument you’d like to write. If you haven’t written for us before, please also tell us why you’re the right person to write on this topic.

To submit, please attach your draft as Microsoft word document and send it to [email protected]. Text should be single-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, with all citations formatted as embedded hyperlinks to sources (no footnotes). 

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