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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.

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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.

New Delhi, India, January 22, 2014

Why does the belief that women are safest when secluded still hold sway in India?

Yes, it humanizes the women held in Litchfield Penitentiary—but it laughs at the idea that they could change anything about their circumstances.

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Sexist practices once reserved for female employees have now spread throughout the whole economy.

February 21, 2013

Some anger is legitimate, and Betty Friedan’s, if too narrowly cast, certainly was.

February 17, 2013

Nineteen years after the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, we need to reauthorize. We also need to do more.

February 15, 2013

The lies we tell about domestic violence are killing women.

February 15, 2013

After breaking the silence around physical violence against women, will the global mobilization take on the economy?

February 14, 2013

Domestic workers could get left out of the fast track and even the slow track for citizenship, but there are ways to include them in reform.

February 12, 2013

Will you have access to no-copay birth control under HHS's new regulations?

February 7, 2013

According to defenders of DOMA and Prop 8, the purpose of marriage is to entice wayward heterosexuals into committed family life.

February 7, 2013

As we mark the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, how far have we come? And how far do we have to go?

February 6, 2013

Regardless of politics, nobody wants to wake up to the sound of “baby killers!”

February 5, 2013