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Nation Topics - Gender and Sexuality

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The pursuit of reproductive freedom and civil freedom need to be seen as one and the same.

Pro-choice rally

Here’s why you should make a major gift to an abortion fund.

Today's “right to life” rhetoric is a bizarre cross between the theological imperative to be fruitful and multiply and the fetishism of microbiological cellular promise.

Birth control on the shelf

Rush Limbaugh's anti-contraception tirade targeted a single woman. Would he have had done the same if Sandra Fluke had been married?

Diana Sumner (left), Howard Bloch and Angela Davis, Biarritz, France, 1963

Angela Davis’s student years in France were an alchemy of discipline and distraction.

Cecile Richards

How, exactly, did she turn a relentless right-wing assault into a source of renewed political power for Planned Parenthood?

Bei Bei Shuai

Bad things happen when laws to protect fetuses are turned against the women who carry them.

Unemployed mother

Women dominate growing sectors like retail and home healthcare—but the jobs there are grueling and the wages are low.

Bush signs partial birth abortion ban

Why are we still surprised by Foster Friess, Darrell Issa and Rick Santorum's misogyny?

Catholic hospitals net billions in government aid. They should not be able to deny their employees contraceptive coverage.

Blogs

Widespread use of the Pill for family planning purposes has allowed women to flood the workforce.

March 14, 2012

Still no good news for women in the recovery.

March 13, 2012

Frank Bruni responds to novelist Paul Theroux’s worries about language police.

March 13, 2012

Here’s another sign that higher education may not be a panacea for women in the workforce.

March 13, 2012

A closer look shows that women are still getting left out of the economic recovery.

March 12, 2012

In defending Limbaugh, Maher tried to rob Americans of a fundamental instrument of power—voting with our pocketbooks. 

March 11, 2012

The Republicans are trying to overturn decades of women’s rights victories.

March 9, 2012

Maine's Representative Pingree made a reasonable decision to step aside in the race for Senate. But when women are battling unreasonable politics, is it the correct decision?

March 8, 2012

Republicans in Congress are debating a bill that would make it harder for young women to access abortion services. 

March 8, 2012

For the right wing, when the topic is anything remotely connected to female sexuality, every woman is a slut.

March 5, 2012