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The romance in the film isn’t perverse—and that’s the problem.

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

As Alexander leaves prison for house arrest, it’s time to question the system that turns women into criminals for trying to stay alive.

Taylor Mac performs at New York Live Arts, January 2015

A musical project of maddening ambition unearths—and invents—a gay history of America.

By this time next year, marriage equality will be the law of the land.

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

These groups are already making a difference for women, victims of war, disease and violence—but they can do more with your help.

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

Woman illustration

Tennessee is arresting new mothers for having used drugs in pregnancy—but in a cruel Catch-22, many can’t get the treatment they need.

Blogs

The new documentary The Hunting Ground is a reminder that the campus rape crisis is real.

February 25, 2015

For people who truly care about this issue, there's more to do than glory in Ms. Arquette's acceptance speech.

February 23, 2015

At least six transgender women have been killed in the United States since January. A new partnership wants to help stem the tide of violence.

February 19, 2015

A new report offers the most extensive study of reproductive healthcare in a state prison system to date.

February 13, 2015

They should declare themselves now. Before it is too late.

February 11, 2015

Harsh discipline is said to put black boys at risk, but black girls are suspended six times more than white girls. A new report asks why.

February 5, 2015

Ashton Carter offered the Senate Armed Services Committee few specifics on how his pledge would lead to success when so many others have failed.

February 4, 2015

What the story about a fire set to a gender-nonconforming teenager in Oakland leaves out about race, gender expression and violence.

January 30, 2015

Advocates say the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act is trying to end sex work by making it too dangerous to perform.

January 29, 2015

Conservatives are outraged at Obama’s tax proposals because they won’t help stay-at-home parents. But we already help them—unless they’;re poor, that is.

January 23, 2015