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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?

Nancy Keenan

As Roe v. Wade turns forty, NARAL seeks to mobilize a younger generation of activists.

SlutWalk protest

Rape culture exists because we don't believe it does. Here's how to empower men and women to change the status quo.

Zero Dark Thirty

The film’s torture scenes do not excuse or glorify torture; they do something worse: draw the audience into accommodating it.

Demonstration in favor of ERA

Now that women will be on the front lines in combat, maybe the country is finally ready to put gender equality in the Constitution.

Woman at a protest

After the 2012 elections, women in Washington have a long to-do list—and it doesn’t stop at reproductive rights.

Blogs

“The Republicans don’t have a war on women. They have a war for women.”

January 23, 2014

Because the “War on Women” worked so well last time.

January 23, 2014

In the wake of the Supreme Court fight over buffer zones, it’s clear that we need something more proactive to protect women and their rights.

January 21, 2014

Republicans are once again promoting marriage as a solution to poverty. A comprehensive new report shows why it won't work. 

 

January 15, 2014

States passed fifty-three laws restricting abortion last year, but midterm elections give pro-choice activists an opportunity to flip the trend. 

January 14, 2014

Cornell's decision to update its policy has been framed as the administration’s unprompted decision to do the right thing, but students and faculty have been calling for change for some time.

January 14, 2014

Putting a harder cap on overtime would create more jobs and give exhausted workers more time to take care of their home lives. 

January 13, 2014

The transgender woman and activist served nineteen months of a forty-one-month sentence.

January 13, 2014

In the eyes of Texas, one woman is now nothing more than a machine.

January 10, 2014

The New York governor’s refusal to allocate funds for universal pre-K reveals the limits of his social progressivism.

January 9, 2014