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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

Of course, the radio personality was wrong to attack Georgetown student Sandra Fluke. But this goes beyond what has been said about a woman who dared to speak up. Limbaugh is attacking basic premises of representative democracy.

March 2, 2012

Within one day Mitt managed to offend everybody by saying he was against the Blunt amendment, and then that he was for it. 

March 1, 2012

If women ever need permission slips from their employers for birth control, here’s what it could look like. 

March 1, 2012

Comcast’s new minority-owned channels are the direct result of a deal cut with civil rights organizations. So where are the women’s channels?

February 24, 2012

Democrats held a hearing on Capitol Hill today to hear about women that have been denied contraceptive access by a religious institution.

February 23, 2012

Why is the Republican party resorting to hypocritical attempts to dictate American values?

February 23, 2012

Recent commentary demonstrates why Rick Santorum’s backward sexual politics are so appealing to Republicans.

February 20, 2012

Challenging the Republican men who are waging the War on Women.  

February 15, 2012

In the restaurant industry, the wage gap between men and women is a matter of policy. Millions of the restaurant workers who serve our food cannot afford to eat. 

February 14, 2012

Gallagher, an opponent of same-sex marriage, denies she ever supported ex-gay therapy—but a look at her record proves otherwise.

February 13, 2012