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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

From Billie Jean King to Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown to Pat Tillman, the new film Not Just A Game: Power, Politics & American Sports examines just how linked politics and sports have always been.

January 4, 2011

Civil rights issues will be central to the success or failure of the Obama presidency.

December 23, 2010

Seventeen years after Bill Clinton's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" compromise, the institutionalized closet in the military should soon be gone. With the Senate vote to repeal, lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans have won the right to serve openly without fear of losing their jobs.

December 21, 2010

Julian Assange turned himself in Tuesday—he's been arrested and is being held without bail in London ahead of a hearing on extradition to Sweden. If women's security is suddenly Interpol's priority—that's big news!

December 7, 2010

Sarah Palin is busily trying to sell "conservative feminism" to the masses, but her idea of feminism certainly doesn't include reproductive choice or sexual freedom. Meanwhile, even the Pope has decided that it's better for sex workers to use condoms than to risk getting HIV or other sexually transmitted infections. So why does the new Congress include more new members opposed to women's right to control their bodies?

December 3, 2010

Canadian students, sex workers and researchers respond to UK study on students' willingness to consider sex work.

November 15, 2010

President Obama's go-slow approach to ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" discrimination in the military has left repeal on life support in a lame-duck session of Congress.

November 11, 2010

The GOP hit group is on an alarmingly successful crusade to confuse voters about the healthcare law.

October 28, 2010

The MSNBC host has brought the voices of working men and women to the fore and improved the discourse for the better. That's no defense for a "vile and inappropriate" choice of words. It is, however, why Schultz will continue to be a important contributor to the national debate.

October 26, 2010

The Obama administration appeals an injunction blocking "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Gay and lesbian Republicans object. The Republicans—at least these Republicans—are right. Updated with ACLU and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force reaction.

October 18, 2010