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Subject to Debate

Katha Pollitt

The law, passed in 1993 with near-unanimous support, has become an excuse for bigotry, superstition and sectarianism.

There’s no telling how far religious exemptions will go under Justice Alito’s ruling.

Why exactly did the telegenic Cambodian campaigner use fake trafficking victims to raise philanthropic cash from Westerners? And when will Nicholas Kristof ever learn?

The country’s abortion restrictions are under fire—and prochoice activists are surprisingly optimistic.

Yes, let’s erase stigma. But feminists, please: let’s not forget to talk about male privilege.

Oh, how we love those Republican “straight-shooters.”

Amid the bad news for women, the year had its bright moments.

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