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Subject to Debate

Katha Pollitt

Child-rearing fads aren’t really about children. They’re about regulating the behavior of women.

Why is it so hard to understand that women's rights are an economic issue?

The brouhaha over Hilary Rosen’s comments was not really about whether what stay-home mothers do is work.

Katniss Everdeen is a new kind of pop heroine. No boy-crazy shopaholic, she's a complex character on a quest of her own.

Here’s why you should make a major gift to an abortion fund.

Bad things happen when laws to protect fetuses are turned against the women who carry them.

The great Polish poet disclaimed grand political schemes in favor of irony, wit, skepticism and the individual.

Shouldn't it be obvious that birth control coverage is about women's health, not “religious freedom”?


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