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A mother and child

Child-rearing fads aren’t really about children. They’re about regulating the behavior of women.

A “Hidden Mother” tintype

In The Conflict, the French intellectual takes American mothering to task.

Pregnant woman

Few new mothers get paid maternity leave. Those who take unpaid leave often go deep into debt to make ends meet.

Once again President Barack Obama has come tantalizingly close to being terrific.

A woman at an Occupy Boston protest

Why is it so hard to understand that women's rights are an economic issue?

The bishops want to put a stop to the nuns’ focus on social justice. Thanks to their second-class status within the church, the nuns have little recourse.

Mitt Romney at the NRA convention

Yes, the NRA and ALEC pushed pro-gun bills, but they were helped in many instances by Democrats too afraid to take on one of the culture war’s signal issues.

Ann Romney

The brouhaha over Hilary Rosen’s comments was not really about whether what stay-home mothers do is work.

Blogs

If the world demands that you work twice as hard to get half the reward, why would you handicap yourself?

March 18, 2014

A reporter interviews a young woman about her contraceptive choices. 

March 18, 2014

A campaign to criminalize sex workers has put the City of Phoenix under the scrutiny of UN human rights authorities.

March 17, 2014

Over 100 years after the first International Women’s Day celebrations, women continue to trail behind men by every economic measure.

March 7, 2014

A triggering event can be so individual, so specific, that there is no anticipating it.

March 6, 2014

Rep. Lawrence Lockman made a career of making vile comments about AIDS, LGBTQ people, women, abortion and rape.

February 28, 2014

National outcry put Arizona’s discrimantory bill in the spotlight, but at least four other states are still considering similar bills.

February 27, 2014

We can’t change the workplace by asking women to lean out. We have to start with men.

February 26, 2014

There are countless brilliant writers and activists TED Talks could invite to speak about abortion.  

February 14, 2014

TED claims that they welcome discussion of “abortion as a social justice issue.” Let‘s hold them to it.

February 14, 2014