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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.

When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.

Pro-choice demonstration

The country’s abortion restrictions are under fire—and prochoice activists are surprisingly optimistic.

Blogs

Rihanna's new music video provides an opportunity to think hard about how and when we should protect our kids from violent, sexual and graphic imagery.

June 2, 2011

Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty often shies away from discussing his views on abortion, but they are clearly deeply held—and very radical. 

May 24, 2011

Workplace sexual violence against women immigrants is rampant—but usually remains hidden.

May 19, 2011

The presidential candidate seen as the most likely GOP contender is threatening women's health so he can play a political game with conservative voters.

May 17, 2011

Eric takes on the Washington Post, Reed Richardson dives into the Proposition 8 marriage equality battle, and the mail.

May 5, 2011

Extremists in the House are looking to end all insurance coverage for all abortion-related services.

May 5, 2011

Planned Parenthood gets no federal money to provide abortion care. So why does the media keep claiming the looming government shutdown is about “abortion”?

April 8, 2011

Do Republicans really think they will prevent abortions by defunding Planned Parenthood?

April 7, 2011

The fact that Susan Rice, Samantha Power and Hillary Clinton skillfully argued for military intervention in Libya and won their point is not very interesting. So why is Robert Dreyfuss so shocked by it?

March 22, 2011

Stacey Abrams fights the antiabortion wackos so you don’t have to.

March 16, 2011