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Illustration for My So-Called "Post-Feminist" Literary Life

Slut-shaming, name-calling and no respect: welcome to life in literary America for a twenty-first-century female author.

Steubenville High School

Straight culture teaches its children that sex is either of the jungle or the picket fence.

We Belong Together launch

Two-thirds of immigrants to America are women and children. But current immigration policy and past reform proposals are, as the author calls it, "sexclusionary."

Trent Mays (L) and Ma'lik Richmond (R) sit in juvenile court in Steubenville, OH

Decades of work to change rape laws has done little to change culture.

Protesters in front of the Supreme Court

Sooner or later, marriage equality will win. What happens to marriage then?

Kerry Washington

ABC’s hit show, created by Shonda Rhimes and starring Kerry Washington, is a truly original political soap opera.

Photos of movement, leaders, Ti-Grace Atkinson, Betty Friedan, Marlene Dixon

For Betty Friedan, feminism was humanism: a question of growth, maturation and identity.

Women in Afghanistan

As the US withdrawal looms, women’s rights advocates plan to carry on their fierce, lonely fight.

Massai women at an anti-gender-based violence protest

The Helms Amendment bans the use of US foreign aid for all abortion care, including for victims of sexual assault. This International Women's Day, it's time to remember their plight.

Sheryl Sandberg

Feminists were quick—too quick—to question the Facebook COO's motives for writing Lean In, her self-help manifesto.

Blogs

Massachusetts’s 35-foot buffer between health clinic patients and anti-abortion advocates has been ruled unconstitutional.

June 26, 2014

A growing global movement is ensuring that if the Japanese government won’t hold itself accountable for its crimes against women, then history will.

June 25, 2014

In The Curve’s second roundtable discussion, our contributors ask what legislative goals feminists can really achieve in Washington.

June 24, 2014

In Louisiana, women’s health could prove a meaningful point of divergence between the Democratic incumbent and her Republican challengers.

June 23, 2014

Professional dress was created with the male worker in mind, and the unclear guidelines facing women shows we haven’t fully accepted them in the workplace.

June 20, 2014

Women of color are affected by racism too. We can’t keep sending the message that they aren’t.

June 19, 2014

Conservative writer George Will’s highly offensive column has yet to have serious consequences for his career—but perhaps that is about the change.

June 19, 2014

A new letter signed by 1,000 women of color calls on the president’s initiative on boys and men to include girls and women.

June 18, 2014

Pride month begins in Washington Square Park with the continued legacy of the LGBT Rally for the Homeless.

June 13, 2014

And interview with Journalist Sheila Bapat on how domestic workers—mostly immigrant women and women of color—are winning labor protections nationwide.

June 12, 2014