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A worker prepares for The Oscars

The Sundance-to-Oscar pipeline has been great for independent film directors—at least the male ones.

pro-choice

The last century—and the next—of women’s struggle for justice.

Pope Benedict

If the Catholic Church is to change, the first thing that needs to happen is no pope, and certainly not an infallible one.

HIllary Clinton

She vowed to make women’s rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy. How did she do?

Nancy Keenan

As Roe v. Wade turns forty, NARAL seeks to mobilize a younger generation of activists.

SlutWalk protest

Rape culture exists because we don't believe it does. Here's how to empower men and women to change the status quo.

Zero Dark Thirty

The film’s torture scenes do not excuse or glorify torture; they do something worse: draw the audience into accommodating it.

Demonstration in favor of ERA

Now that women will be on the front lines in combat, maybe the country is finally ready to put gender equality in the Constitution.

Woman at a protest

After the 2012 elections, women in Washington have a long to-do list—and it doesn’t stop at reproductive rights.

Protest against rape

Hate crimes in America—and elsewhere—add up to the world’s longest war. 

Blogs

Prison and early deaths have taken 1.5 million black men from daily life. But the Rekia Boyd case shows that black women are also “missing.”

April 27, 2015

During the 2008 primary, some of Clinton’s rhetoric left black voters cold. She’ll need to overcome those lingering concerns to win in 2016.

April 16, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

Clinton’s surprisingly powerful campaign announcement suggests that Democrats are finding an authentic version of pro-family politics.

April 12, 2015

A radical re-evaluation of caregiving work—proposed in The Nation in 1926—is still potent today.

April 7, 2015

Rolling Stone made a litany of reporting errors, but it's their source who will pay the price.

April 6, 2015

Underfunded, poorly designed systems of support are leaving survivors with instability over a lifetime.

April 6, 2015

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

This week’s Supreme Court ruling is one step toward protecting pregnant workers from the whims of their employers.

March 27, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015