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When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.

Pro-choice demonstration

The country’s abortion restrictions are under fire—and prochoice activists are surprisingly optimistic.

Twitter

What role should the social platform play as the feminist movement continues to grow?

Sasha Menu Courey

To curb sexual assault, victims need allies and advocates. Former University of Missouri football player Rolandis Woodland is a model for this.

Woman on a laptop

While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.

A cartoon by Bill Mauldin from the October 24, 1944, issue of Stars and Stripes

When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

Yes, let’s erase stigma. But feminists, please: let’s not forget to talk about male privilege.

Amman, Jordan

Social media platforms are enabling women to speak out anonymously and show that harassment exists—but that hasn’t resulted in culture change.

Elizabeth Warren

At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 500 years for women to reach fair representation in government.

Blogs

Domestic workers could get left out of the fast track and even the slow track for citizenship, but there are ways to include them in reform.

February 12, 2013

Will you have access to no-copay birth control under HHS's new regulations?

February 7, 2013

According to defenders of DOMA and Prop 8, the purpose of marriage is to entice wayward heterosexuals into committed family life.

February 7, 2013

As we mark the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, how far have we come? And how far do we have to go?

February 6, 2013

Regardless of politics, nobody wants to wake up to the sound of “baby killers!”

February 5, 2013

Kathryn Jean Lopez is disappointed that the first lady holds Beyoncé in such high regard. Even if she didn’t, that wouldn’t stop the racist and sexist attacks aimed at her.

February 5, 2013

The rest of the developed world has left us in the dust since we enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993.

February 5, 2013

New data shows families are resorting to ever more drastic measures when faced with unpaid leave.

February 4, 2013

Don’t click for misogyny!

February 4, 2013

There is a special place reserved for the late New York City mayor in gay hell.

February 2, 2013