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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

Gloria Steinem and Second Wave feminism deserve a far more sophisticated and critical treatment.

August 12, 2011

New York City's mandate to provide sex education in public schools is the perfect manifesto for comprehensive sexuality education—but will it be held accountable?

August 11, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry says that both mainstream and liberal media outlets need to avoid portraying conservative women as inherently incompetent as individuals.

August 9, 2011

Sports are more than just games: when we play or watch sports, we are forming the ways we look at our world and understand issues of sexism, racism, homophobia and nationalism.

August 8, 2011

Times columnist Frank Bruni ignores the dramatic toll the economic downturn has taken on women. 

August 4, 2011

Sexuality education in the United States has evolved to teach everything besides sex itself.

August 2, 2011

Aside from being an obvious infringement on women’s rights and privacy, the bill promotes unsafe and unhealthy medical practices, as late term abortions are typically due to health complications as opposed to an unwanted pregnancy.

July 21, 2011

Women's social roles—not to mention structural economic constraints—actually make it more expensive to be female in the United States.

July 14, 2011

So far, Bachmann has refused to acknowledge the clinics’ activities, raising questions not just about the business but also about Bachmann’s integrity as a candidate.

July 13, 2011

The former first lady fought for the Equal Rights Amendment, defended Roe v. Wade and worked with NOW. Once upon a time in America, that was not unreasonable to expect of a Republican.

July 9, 2011