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Taraji P Henson as Empire's Cookie

Fox’s Empire made TV-ratings history by letting a black woman be her multidimensional self. 

We can, and should, support trans men and other gender-non-conforming people without erasing women from the fight for reproductive rights.

In the early part of the twentieth century, women’s creative talent was far more widely recognized and valued in the filmmaking community.

As governors mull clemency, battered women should be at the top of the list.

Is it possible to be sensitive to victims while still being a discerning journalist?

United Nations

Caving to outside pressure, this week the organization added women to the High-level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations—but it still falls short of gender parity.

Eve Ensler

A conversation with the feminist playwright and One Billion Rising leader, whose new play, O.P.C., opens in Cambridge on November 28.

President Obama

The arrival of men signifies a sea change, part of an extraordinary year for feminism, in which the conversation has been transformed.

On Wednesday November, 5 at 7pm EST, Pollitt joins MSNBC’s Irin Carmon and the New School’s Terri Gordon for a live event.

Afghanistan protest

After 13 Years of war, Afghan women are still fighting for basic human rights. 

Blogs

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

Different values might have prevailed if it had been Lehman Sisters rather than Lehman Brothers.

May 8, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

Clinton’s surprisingly powerful campaign announcement suggests that Democrats are finding an authentic version of pro-family politics.

April 12, 2015

A radical re-evaluation of caregiving work—proposed in The Nation in 1926—is still potent today.

April 7, 2015

This week’s Supreme Court ruling is one step toward protecting pregnant workers from the whims of their employers.

March 27, 2015

In the dead serious discussion about student sexual vulnerability, there’s no place for cheeky provocateurs.

March 16, 2015

Some solutions might help mothers on an individual level while increasing systemic problems.

March 13, 2015

Amid a delayed election and a horrific Boko Haram insurgency, Nigerian women and girls are increasingly becoming targets—and tools—of violence.

March 11, 2015

Lean In Together tells men equality isn’t a zero-sum game. But it’s going to have to be.

March 5, 2015