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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

On women who refused to live in silence and be consigned to oblivion.

Greece Women

Straight talk about essentialism, sexism, leaning in and speaking out.

LGBTQ Mexico Rally

The trans community is coming out—and bringing with it a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

India Protest

The documentary has been banned in India—which makes watching it only more urgent.

Taraji P Henson as Empire's Cookie

Fox’s Empire made TV-ratings history by letting a black woman be her multidimensional self. 

We can, and should, support trans men and other gender-non-conforming people without erasing women from the fight for reproductive rights.

The romance in the film isn’t perverse—and that’s the problem.

In the early part of the twentieth century, women’s creative talent was far more widely recognized and valued in the filmmaking community.

As Alexander leaves prison for house arrest, it’s time to question the system that turns women into criminals for trying to stay alive.

Blogs

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

And the GOP presidential contenders are leading the charge.

June 26, 2015

With both the McKinney pool fiasco and the unrelenting attack on abortion rights, the state has put the safety of women and girls at risk.

June 11, 2015

The anti-abortion movement claims that no one wants to see the law come down on women who end their pregnancies, but it’s already happening.

June 10, 2015

State legislators have passed a budget that prioritizes anti-choice politics over access to life-saving cancer screenings.

June 4, 2015

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is running as the anti-Hillary, but the two are more alike than is comfortable.

May 29, 2015

Nothing boosts turnout like giving votes a chance to do the right thing.

May 24, 2015

Both Rush Limbaugh and Don Draper desperately need advertising to save them. 

May 22, 2015

Another victim of Emma Sulkowicz’s alleged rapist has come forward, with a message for everyone who has doubted the mattress-carrying activist. 

May 22, 2015

Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence.

May 21, 2015