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Subject to Debate

Katha Pollitt

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?

The GOP's hardcore antichoice policies are turning off more and more female voters, creating a huge opportunity for Democrats.

How did he dupe us all? Americans love to be inspired by simple solutions to complicated problems—especially when the solutions are cheap and the problems are far away.

Planned Parenthood's funding may have survived, but Congress still trampled on women's rights.


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