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The Russian government’s anti-gay scapegoating diverts attention from what appears to be the most corrupt Olympics in history.

They’ve been competing for decades—but now they’re proudly and publicly out.

As a former George Washington University basketball player and the first openly transgender Division I athlete, Kye Allums is no stranger to transgender ignorance in the media.

Wedding ring

Research says yes. So why are conservative policy makers pushing marriage as a panacea for poverty?

Buffer zone

At oral argument, members of the Supreme Court seemed suspicious that a thirty-five-foot buffer was necessary for safe entrance to reproductive health facilities.

Preventing further sexual and economic violence will require a more equitable distribution of resources within the country and the hemisphere.

Gay rights protest

An alliance is born between anti-gay, anti-abortion American groups and the Russian Orthodox Church.

Amid the bad news for women, the year had its bright moments.

Blogs

Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, chief sponsor of potentially the most restrictive anti-abortion bill in the country, has friends in high places. 

February 1, 2013

Liz Lemon wasn’t the perfect feminist role model, which made her perfect for The Way Women Are Now.

January 31, 2013

Jessica Valenti speaks to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Texas about anger, activism, and reproductive rights.

January 30, 2013

On February 14, One Billion Rising will bring women and men across the world together to demand an enduring end to violence against women. Find an event near you.

January 29, 2013

You could call Girls groundbreaking artistic work. You could also say it’s Internet trolling elevated to an art form.

January 28, 2013

Katha’s readers respond to her column on Planned Parenthood’s move away from the label “pro-choice.”

January 28, 2013

This week: the realities of sex work, Western interventionism and Canada is really cold. 

January 25, 2013

Putting women on the frontlines is about much more than military policy.

January 25, 2013

On bloggingheads.tv, Nation columnist Katha Pollitt breaks down the meaning of "pro-choice" and the direction of the pro-choice movement.

January 23, 2013

You don’t need to be a “fashionista” to see that there are real liberatory powers in the way she manipulates the fashion press.

January 22, 2013