Anat Shenker-Osorio

Anat Shenker-Osorio conducts research on how people come to judgments about political issues and is the author of Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy. She has conducted multiple studies on and designed new messaging for issues including beating back race-based attacks on reproductive health services, defeating anti-union legislation and closing offshore detention for people seeking asylum. Her clients include Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, ACLU, Centre for Australian Progress, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions and the Congressional Progressive Caucus, among many others.

When Church Becomes State

Why does the religious right demand government interference in matters of sexuality and yet eagerly block government involvement in matters of welfare? By eliminating government assistance, they hope to force the public to turn to the church.

Dirty Dancing Moves to Feminist Beat

Dirty Dancing is often dismissed as sentimental silliness in two-four time and, yes, some of it painfully cheesy and quaint. But it dares to declare that young female sexuality exists and can be a force for good and not evil.