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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.

Let's find a way to honor relationships that does not rely on buying stuff.

Rally in support of Planned Parenthood

Forcing the Komen reversal was huge—but it was a campaign born of outrage, not ambitious vision.

Anti-gay marriage proponents should think twice before asking the US Supreme Court to take this case.

 Margaret Sanger’s Brownsville Clinic

Margaret Sanger’s legacy continues to haunt debates about abortion and family planning.

With Karen Handel's resignation, online feminism's victory against the giant cancer charity is complete.

A crisis of gender-based violence is festering--and foreign aid efforts are still failing to protect women from harm.

Pinkwashing

The controversy provided a long-overdue spotlight on the difference between feminism as a brand and feminism as a political movement.

Blogs

We pay more for the same products and services while making less money.

March 21, 2012

Has President Obama stood strong enough on women's issues?

March 19, 2012

As in the rest of the recovery, women are losing ground while men gain some back.

March 19, 2012

Many women are staying in their jobs when children are first born but cutting back later on.

March 19, 2012

Pundits say Mitt has damaged his brand among women and Latinos. Not so fast. 

March 18, 2012

Jeff Sachs, who promises he’d lead the World Bank to a new era, proposes more of the same—plus population control. That’s taking us to a new era of Malthus.

March 16, 2012

One step forward, one step back: a mix of optimism and struggle.

March 16, 2012

A new report on single mothers in the United States shatters some of the Gipper’s favorite myths that still persist today.

March 15, 2012

Let’s use this moment not only to defend what we have but demand what we don’t.

March 15, 2012

A bill in Arizona would require women who want contraception coverage to prove that they are taking it for reasons other than pregnancy prevention.

March 15, 2012