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Mary Thom

The feminist author and long-time editor of Ms. magazine died tragically in a biking accident.

Stop Family Violence

America's military-masculinity complex is generating violence on a mass scale—at home.

A board filled with messages for Audrie Pott

Rehtaeh Parsons, Audrie Pott: these are victims of sexual violence who didn't survive.

Still from TV show Homeland with two characters

Afflicted with a mental disorder, Carrie Mathison is an unlikely American hero, and seems a bad bet besides.

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.

Blogs

Mothers like Shanesha Taylor and Debra Harrell are caught in a childcare Catch-22 that we made for them.

July 22, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Women there die from pregnancy-related causes at three times the national average. A report highlights the dangers of birthing while black.

July 16, 2014

Senate legislation could put the pro-choice movement back on the offensive.

July 15, 2014

After being denied access to workplace facilities for being transgender, a Hobby Lobby employee is now pressing a discrimination case with the Illinois Human Rights Commission. 

July 14, 2014

Margaret Sanger and Charlotte Perkins Gilman and John Dewey, oh my!

July 10, 2014

Senate Democrats fight the ruling that allows corporate executives to make healthcare decisions for female employees.

July 9, 2014

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is a victory for the forces of nonsense.

July 9, 2014

The Department of Education has never sanctioned a school for sexual-assault related violations. It’s time to change that.

July 8, 2014

A new study finds board quotas don’t improve conditions for the average working woman, but they do the job of giving women more representation among powerful roles.

July 7, 2014