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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.

Campus

Virtually everyone agrees the system is broken. But while some feminists want colleges to deliver justice, others argue it’s just not their job. Who is right?

Somaly Mam

Why exactly did the telegenic Cambodian campaigner use fake trafficking victims to raise philanthropic cash from Westerners? And when will Nicholas Kristof ever learn?

UCSB vigil

The struggle over the meaning of one man’s killing spree may prove to be a watershed moment in the history of feminism.

ERA

We are witnessing a full-fledged war, not of the sexes, but of gender roles.

Sandra Tsing Loh

Menopause isn’t “The Change,” she says. Instead, fertility is what’s unusual.

Blogs

The domestic workers’ rights movement offers powerful lessons for the broader fight against forced labor, trafficking and servitude.

November 7, 2013

If the Barnard administration takes the idea that adult women should have control over their bodies seriously, then students and RAs should be able to decide for themselves how often guests can stay over. 

November 6, 2013

Have you ever noticed how many conservatives cannot believe a sane, sincere, intelligent person could disagree with them? That's a central component of the right-wing mind.

November 6, 2013

The GOP’s loss in Virginia is causing the Tea Party to double down on the conservative crazy.

November 6, 2013

Texas Equal Access fund Executive Director Merritt Tierce says the fight against Texas’ new abortion laws will continue and intensify.

November 5, 2013

Dim prospects for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the House illustrate how far right of the American mainstream the GOP has drifted. 

November 5, 2013

The acclaimed documentary turns an compassionate lens on a complicated, multi-faceted issue. 

November 5, 2013

Parents and teachers rallied today in North Carolina to participate in a “walk in” to raise awareness about education budget cuts and low teacher salaries.

November 4, 2013

Here’s what to do about it.

October 29, 2013

Across the country, students are sitting-in, speaking out and unionizing for justice.

October 29, 2013