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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.

Barack Obama

Shouldn't it be obvious that birth control coverage is about women's health, not “religious freedom”?

These ten leaders are using their wealth of knowledge to attack a root cause of social dysfunction.
 

Pro-choice protest in Mexico

In just two years, half the country’s states have passed extreme fetal-rights amendments.

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