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Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

Women were not the only ones left out of the last presidential debate. Here's what the next moderator should ask.

Naomi Wolf

In her loopy new book, the celebrity feminist acknowledges that every woman is sexually unique, but then she argues that they're all the same—i.e., just like her.

For Julian Assange, Justice Foreclosed

The imperatives of the national security state override the possibility that Assange could face a fair investigation in his sex crimes charges.

Akin’s theory of rape is monstrous. But he got it from a culture of rape apologetics that is not confined to one end of the political spectrum.

At a solidarity event in Manhattan, Pussy Riot supporters drew connections between threats to free expression in Russia and in the United States.

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Transgender People

The healthcare law ushers in a new reality for transgender people, long subjected to outrageous discrimination and disrespect by medical providers.

Sgt. Luis Walker was sentenced to 20 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. Now will Congress investigate?

Lackland Air Force Base

Twelve of the base's instructors have been accused of sexual assault, with thirty-one female trainees identified as victims.

Blogs

The city becomes the first in the nation to say 'no' to bans on sex-selective abortions.

September 19, 2014

Ntozake Shange, author of the groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, explains what the Ray Rice scandal means for black feminism.

September 18, 2014

Janay Rice is being revictimized by the media.

September 16, 2014

Long-acting reversible contraceptives could revolutionize reproductive healthcare—if only politicians would get out of the way.

September 15, 2014

VAWA has sparked real progress—but we can do more to ensure that survivors have stable jobs and housing.

September 12, 2014

In a speech for the ages, CBS sports broadcaster James Brown stands up to toxic masculinity.

September 12, 2014

An in-depth look at a South Carolina report on domestic violence is at the center of a national conversation. 

September 10, 2014

The league treated Rice’s abhorrent behavior as a public relations issue, not a domestic violence issue.

September 9, 2014

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