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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.

Monica Lewinsky

If Monica Lewinsky were a man, she would have transcended the Clinton scandal long ago.

We don’t know where sexualized violence falls in the terrible hierarchy of damage from this conflict, but we know it’s happening—and it’s important to gather evidence now.

Blogs

With women’s issues so prominent this election cycle, it’s a mystery why they were invisible in Wednesday’s debate. 

October 5, 2012

Women need to put personhood before parenthood.

October 5, 2012

Despite the centrality of women's issues and women's votes, not a single mention was made by either candidate.

October 4, 2012

The End of Men’s prediction of an American matriarchy fails to define what that would actually entail.

October 2, 2012

Pick a women’s college basketball team, and cheer them on this season.

October 2, 2012

New federal guidelines will allow ICE officers to take into account a same-sex relationship with an American partner when determining whether to pursue a removal proceeding.

September 28, 2012

This campaign season has been extremely instructional—about what the Republican Party really thinks.

September 25, 2012

From the Gettysburg to Afghanistan, our tendency to romanticize war causes us to gloss over its hellish aspects.

September 25, 2012

Yes, Rush Limbaugh has uncovered feminism's true agenda: a small dick on every man.

September 24, 2012

Antipoverty activists are asking both candidates to speak up about growing poverty in the United States. 

September 21, 2012