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Classroom

Are online schools a better option for teen moms—or just a high-tech version of schools that once hid pregnant girls from shame?

Caitlyn Jenner

Gender is self-determination, and Caitlyn Jenner seizing that self-determination in such a public fashion will save lives.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson’s trial for HIV exposure was a “perfect storm” of homophobia, racism, and the criminalization of black bodies.

A Colorado program to give low-income teens long-acting contraception dropped the teen abortion rate dramatically. But conservatives refuse to fund it.

Diana Prince is elected president of the United States in Wonder Woman #7

The superheroine’s polygamous creator exploited the love and labor of the women who were his inspiration.

And it’ll take more than self-empowerment to truly free us from the expectation of marriage.

Deborah Copaken

What would it be like, I suddenly wondered, to put myself in the head of my rapist?

Afghan women's rights activists carry the coffin of Farkhunda

Farkhunda was murdered on the streets of Kabul while thousands looked on. Now Afghan women are rising up.

Ali Ahn, Elisabeth Moss, and Elise Kibler in ‘The Heidi Chronicles’

Wendy Wasserstein’s 1989 play barely passes the Bechdel Test. Men act; Heidi reacts. What Lean-In feminist has time for that?

Blogs

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is running as the anti-Hillary, but the two are more alike than is comfortable.

May 29, 2015

Nothing boosts turnout like giving votes a chance to do the right thing.

May 24, 2015

Both Rush Limbaugh and Don Draper desperately need advertising to save them. 

May 22, 2015

Another victim of Emma Sulkowicz’s alleged rapist has come forward, with a message for everyone who has doubted the mattress-carrying activist. 

May 22, 2015

Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence.

May 21, 2015

Memphis leads the nation in sexually transmitted infections, but its schools do little to keep students safe.

May 15, 2015

If he really believed in “the right to be left alone,” he’d fight for women to have as much control over their bodies as their phone records.

May 12, 2015

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

May 8, 2015

Black women have been labor movement faithfuls and today scramble to be unionized. So why aren’t there more in labor leadership?

May 1, 2015

The issue is the cartoons—and what they mean to ordinary French Muslims.

May 1, 2015