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Subject to Debate

Katha Pollitt

If women's equality is the cause of our time, we'll get further by acknowledging it's a challenge no country has fully met than by framing it as a Western crusade.

A movie about women's struggle to express their gifts through work? Delicious.

Polls show most Americans still want reform. But polls don't mean much politically if everyone stays quiet. Never mind wonkery--we need a movement.

We could bash divorce forever, but what's the point? Even Jesus can't keep unhappy spouses together.

The massive participation by women in Iran's street demonstrations is surprising only if you accept the mullahs' view of women as weak and passive vessels.

The abortion provider and hero knew enough to trust women. The same can't be said for the male pundits who are dominating the debate.

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Katha Pollitt
Katha Pollitt is well known for her wit and her keen sense of both the...

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