Articles http://www.thenation.com/articles/156 en Where Will the Slippery Slope of ‘Hobby Lobby’ End? http://www.thenation.com/article/180499/where-will-slippery-slope-hobby-lobby-end <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>There&rsquo;s no telling how far religious exemptions will go under Justice Alito&rsquo;s ruling.</p> Supreme Court Column Reproductive Rights Health Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:02:36 +0000 Katha Pollitt 180499 at http://www.thenation.com Sex Trafficking, Lies & Money: Lessons From the Somaly Mam Scandal http://www.thenation.com/article/180132/sex-trafficking-lies-money-lessons-somaly-mam-scandal <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Why exactly did the telegenic Cambodian campaigner use fake trafficking victims to raise philanthropic cash from Westerners? And when will Nicholas Kristof ever learn?</p> Feminism Column Activism Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:58:47 +0000 Katha Pollitt 180132 at http://www.thenation.com Will Ireland Lift Its Draconian Abortion Ban? http://www.thenation.com/article/179603/will-ireland-lift-its-draconian-abortion-ban <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>The country&rsquo;s abortion restrictions are under fire&mdash;and prochoice activists are surprisingly optimistic.</p> Feminism Column Reproductive Rights World Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:11:58 +0000 Katha Pollitt 179603 at http://www.thenation.com Why Do So Many Leftists Want Sex Work to Be the New Normal? http://www.thenation.com/article/179147/why-do-so-many-leftists-want-sex-work-be-new-normal <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Yes, let&rsquo;s erase stigma. But feminists, please: let&rsquo;s not forget to talk about male privilege.</p> Editors Picks Feminism Column Sex and Sexuality Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:50:52 +0000 Katha Pollitt 179147 at http://www.thenation.com Christie: A Bully’s Bully http://www.thenation.com/article/177911/christie-bullys-bully <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Oh, how we love those Republican &ldquo;straight-shooters.&rdquo;</p> Column Political Figures New York City States Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:00:55 +0000 Katha Pollitt 177911 at http://www.thenation.com The Year in Feminism http://www.thenation.com/article/177733/year-feminism <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Amid the bad news for women, the year had its bright moments.</p> Editors Picks Gender Issues Column Reproductive Rights Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:50:59 +0000 Katha Pollitt 177733 at http://www.thenation.com The Progressive’s Guide to Holiday Giving http://www.thenation.com/article/177456/progressives-guide-holiday-giving <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Want to help Texas women? African AIDS orphans? Here&#39;s how.</p> Feminism Column HIV and AIDS Reproductive Rights Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:36:38 +0000 Katha Pollitt 177456 at http://www.thenation.com The Notorious Life of a Nineteenth-Century Abortionist http://www.thenation.com/article/176569/notorious-life-nineteenth-century-abortionist <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Novelist Kate Manning richly reimagines Madame Restell as a defender of women from the horrors of poverty, male privilege and their own physiology.</p> Feminism Column Reproductive Rights Fiction History Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:15:01 +0000 Katha Pollitt 176569 at http://www.thenation.com Pope Francis: Sexism With a Human Face? http://www.thenation.com/article/176345/pope-francis-sexism-human-face <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>He seems like a lovely, modest man, but there&#39;s no sign he will change the church&rsquo;s stance on issues that matter to women.</p> Religion Column Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:20:02 +0000 Katha Pollitt 176345 at http://www.thenation.com Poverty in 2013: When Even Diapers Are a Luxury http://www.thenation.com/article/176121/poverty-2013-when-even-diapers-are-luxury <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p class="p1">Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.</p> Feminism Column Poverty Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:12:44 +0000 Katha Pollitt 176121 at http://www.thenation.com Operation Rescue vs. Dr. Ann Neuhaus, Hero Provider http://www.thenation.com/article/175959/operation-rescue-vs-dr-ann-neuhaus-hero-provider <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p class="p1">Think anti-abortion crazies are no longer wreaking havoc on clinics and providers? Think again.</p> Feminism Column Reproductive Rights Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:55:01 +0000 Katha Pollitt 175959 at http://www.thenation.com Do American Conservatives Really Want to Live With Europe's Abortion Laws? http://www.thenation.com/article/175527/when-it-comes-womans-right-choose-texas-really-better-europe <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Smacking down the the latest anti-abortion fallacy.</p> Column Reproductive Rights Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:42:04 +0000 Katha Pollitt 175527 at http://www.thenation.com Who's Afraid of Sheryl Sandberg? http://www.thenation.com/article/173238/whos-afraid-sheryl-sandberg <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Feminists were quick&mdash;too quick&mdash;to question the Facebook COO&#39;s motives for writing <em>Lean In</em>, her self-help manifesto.</p> Editors Picks Feminism Column Internet and New Media Labor Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:11:44 +0000 Katha Pollitt 173238 at http://www.thenation.com 'America Doesn't Torture'—It Kills http://www.thenation.com/article/172896/america-doesnt-torture-it-kills <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Even if we like President Obama, do we want him to be a one-man death panel?</p> Barack Obama Column Civilian Casualties International Law War on Terrorism The Constitution Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:57:59 +0000 Katha Pollitt 172896 at http://www.thenation.com ERA: Once More Unto the Breach? http://www.thenation.com/article/172543/era-once-more-unto-breach <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Now that women will be on the front lines in combat, maybe the country is finally ready to put gender equality in the Constitution.</p> Feminism Gender Issues Column Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:06:44 +0000 Katha Pollitt 172543 at http://www.thenation.com The Message and the Meaning: Is 'Pro-choice' Passé? http://www.thenation.com/article/172261/message-and-meaning-pro-choice-passe <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Planned Parenthood has concluded that &ldquo;choice&rdquo; is not always the best rallying cry. But it can still pack a punch.</p> Feminism Column Reproductive Rights Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:54:21 +0000 Katha Pollitt 172261 at http://www.thenation.com This Year, Be More Generous Than Ever http://www.thenation.com/article/171862/year-be-more-generous-ever <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Honor the Newtown victims by supporting groups working to end the outrageous levels of violence in our society.</p> Column Society Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:07:44 +0000 Katha Pollitt 171862 at http://www.thenation.com Go to Your Womb, Ross Douthat http://www.thenation.com/article/171614/go-your-womb-ross-douthat <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>The <em>New York Times</em> columnist is so obsessed with women&rsquo;s fertility, it&rsquo;s too bad he can&rsquo;t get pregnant himself.</p> Feminism Column Reproductive Rights Conservatives and the American Right Wed, 05 Dec 2012 20:49:36 +0000 Katha Pollitt 171614 at http://www.thenation.com Remember Savita Halappanavar http://www.thenation.com/article/171398/remember-savita-halappanavar <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Her death is a warning: It could happen here.</p> Religion Column Reproductive Rights Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:33:40 +0000 Katha Pollitt 171398 at http://www.thenation.com The You're-on-Your-Own Society http://www.thenation.com/article/171129/youre-your-own-society <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together.&nbsp;</p> Barack Obama Mitt Romney Column Election 2012 Society Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:29:55 +0000 Katha Pollitt 171129 at http://www.thenation.com Ladies, Don't Fall for Moderate Mitt! http://www.thenation.com/article/170808/ladies-dont-fall-moderate-mitt <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>What Romney may privately believe is far less important than the bargains he has made with the far-right Christian base of his party.</p> Mitt Romney Column Reproductive Rights Conservatives and the American Right Election 2012 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:17:12 +0000 Katha Pollitt 170808 at http://www.thenation.com Debate This! http://www.thenation.com/article/170487/debate <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Women were not the only ones left out of the last presidential debate. Here&#39;s what the next moderator should ask.</p> Editors Picks Column Reproductive Rights Economic Policy Election 2012 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 00:27:53 +0000 Katha Pollitt 170487 at http://www.thenation.com Blasphemy Is Good for You http://www.thenation.com/article/170189/blasphemy-good-you <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>What if the right to be a jerk is where freedom begins?</p> Religion Column Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:25:45 +0000 Katha Pollitt 170189 at http://www.thenation.com Naomi Wolf's 'Vagina': No Carnations, Please, We're Goddesses http://www.thenation.com/article/169888/naomi-wolfs-vagina-no-carnations-please-were-goddesses <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>In her loopy new book, the celebrity feminist acknowledges that every woman is sexually unique, but then she argues that they're all the same&mdash;i.e., just like her.</p> Editors Picks Column Gender and Sexuality Sex and Sexuality Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:25:25 +0000 Katha Pollitt 169888 at http://www.thenation.com Women Who Love Republicans Who Hate Them http://www.thenation.com/article/169630/women-who-love-republicans-who-hate-them <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>What's the matter with them? Do they have Stockholm syndrome?</p> Gender Issues Column Conservatives and the American Right Election 2012 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:58:28 +0000 Katha Pollitt 169630 at http://www.thenation.com