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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.

UN Women

Socially conservative American Catholics and evangelicals who have led a decades-long campaign against the rights of women in the United States are now gearing up for a season of battles on the bigger global stage.

A worker prepares for The Oscars

The Sundance-to-Oscar pipeline has been great for independent film directors—at least the male ones.

pro-choice

The last century—and the next—of women’s struggle for justice.

Pope Benedict

If the Catholic Church is to change, the first thing that needs to happen is no pope, and certainly not an infallible one.

HIllary Clinton

She vowed to make women’s rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy. How did she do?

Blogs

Advocates behind a national bus tour want to enlist young people in the fight to repeal the Hyde Amendment.

August 27, 2014

A new law in Illinois is set to modernize the way bosses deal with pregnant employees.

August 27, 2014

Young women are fed up with being pressured to curate their appearance and, by extension, others’ potentially lecherous thoughts about them. They’re fighting back.

August 27, 2014

Sexual assault is a persistent problem within police departments.

August 27, 2014

Other countries provide childcare and income supports for poor mothers; in the United States, we arrest them.

August 21, 2014

Ryan is asking the poor to be more flexible in being oppressed.

August 15, 2014

Inmates and activists unite to stop prisoner abuse at Rikers Island Prison.

August 14, 2014

A new bill would let families on welfare afford this basic necessity. What’s wrong with that?

August 13, 2014

Can the killing of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, spark a new kind of conversation about choice, parenting and family?

August 13, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014