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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.

Blogs

Katha’s readers respond to her column on Planned Parenthood’s move away from the label “pro-choice.”

January 28, 2013

This week: the realities of sex work, Western interventionism and Canada is really cold. 

January 25, 2013

Putting women on the frontlines is about much more than military policy.

January 25, 2013

On bloggingheads.tv, Nation columnist Katha Pollitt breaks down the meaning of "pro-choice" and the direction of the pro-choice movement.

January 23, 2013

You don’t need to be a “fashionista” to see that there are real liberatory powers in the way she manipulates the fashion press.

January 22, 2013

Accessing an abortion has increasingly become the province of the well to do.

January 22, 2013

In the face of a continuing right-wing assault in both legislatures and clinic corridors, the only thing to do is fight back.

January 18, 2013

New allegations at UNC remind us how bad our campus rape problem really is.

January 18, 2013

When the bizarre story broke about Manti Te’o and his fake virtual girlfriend, the response of Notre Dame spoke volumes.

January 17, 2013

Days ahead of the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood's powerful video illustrates how the pro-choice and pro-life labels don’t reflect the complexity of the conversation about abortion, and the way that Americans—especially young people—think and talk about abortion today.

January 15, 2013