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Sex work protest

The so-called “Swedish model” banning the purchase but not the sale of sex is catching on in Europe. But does it work? And for whom?

Hobby Lobby Protest

The law, passed in 1993 with near-unanimous support, has become an excuse for bigotry, superstition and sectarianism.

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

By failing to connect the plight of trans women to the struggles of all women, feminists overlook the same culture of male entitlement they seek to combat.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

There’s no telling how far religious exemptions will go under Justice Alito’s ruling.

Abortion Clinic Protest

The court’s decision to invalidate the abortion clinic buffer zone limits the privacy women require as participants in a democracy.

stop abortion sign

While the Court did not strike down barrier zones in other states and cities, the people who brought us McCullen can take those statutes on next.

FBI badge

Systematic undercounting of sexual assaults in the US disguises a hidden rape crisis.

Billie Holiday

Joshua DuBois makes an unconvincing argument against the criticism of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

Blogs

Hundreds celebrated the overturning of DOMA and the dismissal of Proposition 8.

June 26, 2013

Her eleven-hour filibuster blocked the passage of a draconian abortion ban—and awakened a pro-choice sleeping giant.

June 26, 2013

SB5 would have forced thirty-seven of the forty-two abortion clinics in Texas to shut down.

June 26, 2013

Fighting back against the GOP's all-out assault on reproductive rights.

June 25, 2013

Call on the Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia to help get Wajeha Al-Huwaider out of prison now.

June 24, 2013

The first in a weekly video series on how to navigate our world as a feminist.

June 21, 2013

Our reproductive rights are still in danger.

June 20, 2013

In a significant win for public health, the Justices called the pledge a violation of the First Amendment.

June 20, 2013

The House voted to ban abortions after twenty weeks—which, if it became law, would be blatantly unconstitutional.

June 19, 2013

The human rights activist who has organized protests against the ban on female drivers will serve ten months in jail for the crime of "inciting a woman against her husband."

June 19, 2013