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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.

Sex worker

Villainizing sex workers won’t improve their lives. Basic labor rights will.

Obama in Cleveland

Like their male counterparts, black and Latina girls and young women suffer from striking racial disparities in education and income.

As the movement enjoys a star moment, “controversial” issues risk being left behind.

Woody Allen

For a lot of commentators on all sides, the stakes far exceed the truth of Dylan Farrow’s accusation itself.

LGBT rights march

Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?

Empowered by social media, feminists are calling one another out for ideological offenses. Is it good for the movement? And whose movement is it?

Blogs

The NRA quietly approved bills that would prohibit convicted abusers from possessing firearms, after years of opposing such legislation.

May 8, 2014

Women put in long hours inside and outside the home, making a more prosperous economy, and we reward them with crappy public policy.

May 8, 2014

Southern organizers have tips on how the LGBT group can make its foray into the region work. HRC responds: “We got this.”

May 1, 2014

Some anti-abortion activists are agreeing with feminists: Tennessee’s new law criminalizing pregnant women is awful. So why did it pass?

April 30, 2014

There’s no biological explanation for why women end up doing more housework, so it must stem from societal forces.

April 30, 2014

The school would have to pay $35,000 per violation under the Clery Act.

April 29, 2014

Americans put climate change low on their list of priorities. But consider how poor women fare when we opt out of the conversation.

April 22, 2014

Winning on abortion rights means talking—and listening—to voters in a new way.

April 16, 2014

There’s no objective explanation for why black women make less than white women.

April 15, 2014

California is known for protecting a woman’s right to choose. Will this be the year the state extends that same right to poor women?

April 8, 2014