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San Francisco

Life on San Francisco’s streets for women over 50 is filled with hardships, small and large.

Pro-choice protest

Planned Parenthood has concluded that “choice” is not always the best rallying cry. But it can still pack a punch.

Prochoice protest

After taking some hits, the movement for abortion rights is pushing back—and has some new tricks up its sleeve.

Protesters in India

Exploding the myth of the “two Indias,” the brutal attacks on women have shown that there is only one, where social Darwinism reigns. 

Farmworkers

Refusing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, Republicans are leaving rape victims with few options.

Advertisement for abortion in South Africa

Long waits and too few providers are consigning more and more women to illegal abortions.

Our civil rights discourse must address the ways our institutions systemically oppress certain communities.

But will it decide that the petitioners have standing?

Ross Douthat

The New York Times columnist is so obsessed with women’s fertility, it’s too bad he can’t get pregnant himself.

Blogs

Monetary policy is a feminist issue—and Janet Yellen has an opportunity to change some of the Fed’s basic values.

December 20, 2013

The pop megastar’s surprise album touches on themes of self-authorship and control.

December 16, 2013

More diversity in leadership brings a diversity of perspectives—and might help raise objections before a bad decision goes public.

December 13, 2013

The term “rape insurance” does a disservice to women—and to the reproductive justice movement.

December 12, 2013

Too many women are dying horrific deaths on television dramas.

December 11, 2013

Few people know that Mandela was a global leader on reproductive freedom.

December 9, 2013

Based on two years of undercover research, MOM BABY GOD explores the student arm of the anti-choice movement.

December 6, 2013

Why young women like Sunny Clifford are worth watching.  

November 29, 2013

These cases are not about religious freedom or employers rights. Theyre about misogyny.

November 26, 2013

Society gives women little room to make mistakes, but their aversion to risk taking may pay off for companies’ bottom lines.

November 26, 2013