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Mary Thom

The most radical thing a person can be is herself—without apology or explanation.

Soybeans

A throwback is just that, even if it is shrouded in organic hemp cloth.

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.

Blogs

Cuomo's creation of the Women’s Equality Party is an attempt to use feminism against the Working Families Party, the real champions of New York’s women.

October 24, 2014

A world-class athlete is standing up to the barbaric surgical practices women are subjected to in international sports. She deserves our support.

October 20, 2014

It may be tough to get voters enthused about midterm elections, but organizers working to get black women to the polls are determined.

October 17, 2014

"Having children when you want to have children is very important for women's lives."

October 16, 2014

It's important for women to have access to egg freezing if they want it, but it's a terrible solution to the fact that our society makes it so hard to parent and work.

October 16, 2014

Flexible scheduling is creating an on-call nightmare for working people.

October 15, 2014

A new report suggests that racial disparities in women’s health are aggravated by states’ refusal to expand Medicaid.

October 14, 2014

The state of California has adopted a new framework of consent for colleges and universities which will have widespread implications for prosecuting sexual assault.

October 14, 2014

What is said off the cuff, even in front of an audience full of women, gives us insight into what women are still up against in the tech industry.

October 13, 2014

The stalking, harassment and defaming of women online shows the importance of cyber civil rights. 

October 10, 2014