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Kathleen Barry

Kathleen Barry

Kathleen Barry, sociologist and feminist activist, is professor emerita of Penn State University. Her first book, Female Sexual Slavery (1979), launched a global movement against traffic in women.  She wrote Prostitution of Sexuality (1995), and her latest book, Unmaking War, Remaking Men: How Empathy Can Reshape Our Politics, Our Soldier and Ourselves, was published in 2011.

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Abolishing Prostitution: A Feminist Human Rights Treaty

Abolishing Prostitution: A Feminist Human Rights Treaty

August 28, 2012

The author, long active in global human rights, argues that the time is ripe for a UN treaty to bolster ongoing efforts to end prostitution. More »

Male Bonding—Military Massacres By The Book

Male Bonding—Military Massacres By The Book

April 2, 2012

The author of "Unmaking War, Remaking Men" writes that the behavior in Afghanistan of alleged killer Robert Bales was anything but unexpected. More »

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

January 6, 2012

The author, professor emerita of Penn State University, describes the culture that produced the recent scandal—and suggests a path to a needed focus on the victims of such abuse. More »

How War Trounces Women's Rights

November 8, 2010

In her new book "Unmaking War, Remaking Men," feminist sociologist Kathleen Barry argues that by demanding a violent and aggressive masculinity—literally making men expendable—war precludes equality for women. More »