Articles by Yasmin Nair

The Perils of Trauma Feminism

For too long, women of color and other marginalized people have vomited out their tales of trauma and woe. The time has come to stop telling our stories, to stop asking for empathy, and simply demand systemic changes.

Of Towers and Toilets: A Tale of Two Developments

Developments in Florida and Illinois show how land is valued only as capital. What if we thought of land use differently?

Where the Gay Things Are

Gay marriage was a victory, we’re told—but a victory for what?

New York: The Invention of an Imaginary City

How nostalgic fantasies about the “authentic” New York City obscure the real-world place.

A Better Son Or Daughter

Donald Trump, amnesia, and a capitalist fable.

The Politics of Publishing

Fixing the publishing industry will require eliminating exploitation, not just improving representation.

Can We Save Facebook?

Is social media irredeemable? Or is capitalism, once again, the real villain?

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Why gay nonprofits fail and yet survive…

Inclusion In The Atrocious

A diversity agenda is morally meaningless unless we examine the institutions we are diversifying…

Riding the Hashtag

How elites embrace the veneer of radicalism…

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