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Subject to Debate

Katha Pollitt

Wake up, sleepyheads: the antichoicers are coming for contraception.

The former first lady speaks from beyond the grave—and shows how far we’ve come (and haven’t).

We keep hearing about how the recession wounded the middle class. But the poor are hurting much worse.

Birth control is lifesaving medicine. Yet the myth that it is “controversial” persists.

A bold, do-it-yourself protest movement has arrived. When was the last time feminism was this much fun?

The internationally renowned activist talks to Katha Pollitt about women and driving in Saudi Arabia, a feminist Islam, and the chances for a “Saudi Spring.”

What's the point of having all those smart, social-democratically inclined secular citizens if, it turns out, they're self-satisfied creeps who will defend DSK?


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