Articles http://www.thenation.com/articles/156 en Republicanism vs. Multiculturalism in France http://www.thenation.com/article/195617/republicanism-vs-multiculturalism-france <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>The country struggles with religion and integration one week after the <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> murders.</p> Racism and Discrimination Religion Column Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:15:12 +0000 Katha Pollitt 195617 at http://www.thenation.com Mario Cuomo Gave Some Great Speeches. But What Did He Actually Accomplish? http://www.thenation.com/article/194385/cuomos-words-and-deeds <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>And why are progressives so easily seduced by words?</p> Column Political Figures Wed, 07 Jan 2015 20:04:17 +0000 Katha Pollitt 194385 at http://www.thenation.com A Holiday List You Should Definitely Check Twice http://www.thenation.com/article/193129/holiday-list-you-should-definitely-check-twice <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>These groups are already making a difference for women, victims of war, disease and violence&mdash;but they can do more with your help.</p> Column Reproductive Rights Health Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:43:42 +0000 Katha Pollitt 193129 at http://www.thenation.com Pro-Lifers Answer My Questions (Well, Some of Them) http://www.thenation.com/article/191425/pro-lifers-answer-my-questions-well-some-them <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>They aren&rsquo;t very interested in compromise, or birth control&mdash;or, for that matter, in engaging much with pro-choicers.</p> Column Reproductive Rights Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:00:57 +0000 Katha Pollitt 191425 at http://www.thenation.com Congrats, Pro-Lifers, You Won! Now I Have Just a Few Questions for You http://www.thenation.com/article/188465/congrats-pro-lifers-you-won-now-i-have-just-few-questions-you <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>What would your abortion compromise look like? What will you do for pregnant women who can&rsquo;t afford a child? And more.</p> Column Reproductive Rights Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:46:04 +0000 Katha Pollitt 188465 at http://www.thenation.com Why Is ‘Yes Means Yes’ So Misunderstood? http://www.thenation.com/article/181911/why-yes-means-yes-so-misunderstood <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>California&rsquo;s affirmative consent law isn&rsquo;t actually all that radical.</p> Feminism Gender Issues Column Law Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:15:07 +0000 Katha Pollitt 181911 at http://www.thenation.com Atheists Show Their Sexist Side http://www.thenation.com/article/181736/atheists-show-their-sexist-side <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>What is wrong with the men at the helm of the movement?</p> Feminism Gender Issues Column Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:46 +0000 Katha Pollitt 181736 at http://www.thenation.com Joan Rivers Gets the Last Laugh http://www.thenation.com/article/181568/joan-rivers-gets-last-laugh <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>Who today would argue publicly that women aren&rsquo;t funny?</p> Feminism Column Comics Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:50:01 +0000 Katha Pollitt 181568 at http://www.thenation.com Why It’s Time to Repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act http://www.thenation.com/article/180832/why-its-time-repeal-religious-freedom-restoration-act <a href="/authors/katha-pollitt">Katha Pollitt</a><br /><p>The law, passed in 1993 with near-unanimous support, has become an excuse for bigotry, superstition and sectarianism.</p> Column Reproductive Rights Law Separation of Church and State Politics Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:20:25 +0000 Katha Pollitt 180832 at http://www.thenation.com 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> New York City Column Political Figures 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