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As the movement enjoys a star moment, “controversial” issues risk being left behind.

Woody Allen

For a lot of commentators on all sides, the stakes far exceed the truth of Dylan Farrow’s accusation itself.

LGBT rights march

Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?

Empowered by social media, feminists are calling one another out for ideological offenses. Is it good for the movement? And whose movement is it?

Sochi illustration

The Russian government’s anti-gay scapegoating diverts attention from what appears to be the most corrupt Olympics in history.

They’ve been competing for decades—but now they’re proudly and publicly out.

As a former George Washington University basketball player and the first openly transgender Division I athlete, Kye Allums is no stranger to transgender ignorance in the media.

Wedding ring

Research says yes. So why are conservative policy makers pushing marriage as a panacea for poverty?

Buffer zone

At oral argument, members of the Supreme Court seemed suspicious that a thirty-five-foot buffer was necessary for safe entrance to reproductive health facilities.

Blogs

Being pregnant, I get a front-row seat to the gender-policing that happens before a baby’s even born.

May 24, 2012

Lawsuits alone won’t be enough for a real cultural shift.

May 23, 2012

Backing policies that enable to women to access health insurance, earn fair wages, pay for college, start a small business: that’s showing respect.

May 22, 2012

For women in politics, sexuality is often a liability. Will two new shows break the mold?

May 22, 2012

Dharun Ravi's case and the story of Tyler Clementi highlight how far American society has yet to go.

May 22, 2012

The House version of the Violence Against Women Act would reduce legal protections for women, especially minorities and immigrants.

May 21, 2012

House Republicans want to legislate a hierarchy of victimhood.

May 17, 2012

Many Americans think the president came out for gay marriage for political motivations. That could be a good thing.

May 15, 2012

There’s a growing trend of criminalizing rape survivors in order to guarantee their testimonies at trial.

May 15, 2012

How a generational shift in feminism is setting the agenda for American women.

May 15, 2012