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Is it possible to be sensitive to victims while still being a discerning journalist?

Woman illustration

Tennessee is arresting new mothers for having used drugs in pregnancy—but in a cruel Catch-22, many can’t get the treatment they need.

United Nations

Caving to outside pressure, this week the organization added women to the High-level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations—but it still falls short of gender parity.

Eve Ensler

A conversation with the feminist playwright and One Billion Rising leader, whose new play, O.P.C., opens in Cambridge on November 28.

Stop abortion sign

They aren’t very interested in compromise, or birth control—or, for that matter, in engaging much with pro-choicers.

Leslie Feinberg

Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues is best understood within the genre of American revolutionary fiction that linked oppressions, forged solidarity and expressed utopian longings.

anti-choice sign

What would your abortion compromise look like? What will you do for pregnant women who can’t afford a child? And more.

Danielle Keats Citron

There are limits to what the law can do to police cyberabuse.

President Obama

The arrival of men signifies a sea change, part of an extraordinary year for feminism, in which the conversation has been transformed.

On Wednesday November, 5 at 7pm EST, Pollitt joins MSNBC’s Irin Carmon and the New School’s Terri Gordon for a live event.

Blogs

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

In the dead serious discussion about student sexual vulnerability, there’s no place for cheeky provocateurs.

March 16, 2015