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Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

Nina Davuluri

The racist reaction to a South Asian Miss America is a disgrace, but so is the Miss America pageant.

Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.

Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox

The transgender actress talks about trans representation in pop culture, social justice, and why "trans women supporting each other is revolutionary."

Mexico pro-choicer

After Mexico City liberalized its abortion law, a fierce backlash followed. Is its striking resemblance to the US “pro-life” movement a coincidence?  

anti-choice protesters

Think anti-abortion crazies are no longer wreaking havoc on clinics and providers? Think again.

In Egypt, as well as in the West, outrage over rampant sexual assault has too often been about political agendas rather than concern for the actual victims.

DC Home Rule

DC autonomy is now more likely than ever, and with it will come the lifting of a ban on Medicaid coverage of abortion for local women.

Child care workers in New Jersey

Women who care for poor kids are often mothers living in poverty themselves.

Blogs

The vice-presidential debate gave us a prominent Catholic politician going on record that faith and respect for women’s own decision-making don’t have to be opposed.

October 12, 2012

It’s time for some men on Twitter to handle criticism better.

October 12, 2012

Why does Lena Dunham really inspire so much charged debate?

October 9, 2012

With women’s issues so prominent this election cycle, it’s a mystery why they were invisible in Wednesday’s debate. 

October 5, 2012

Women need to put personhood before parenthood.

October 5, 2012

Despite the centrality of women's issues and women's votes, not a single mention was made by either candidate.

October 4, 2012

The End of Men’s prediction of an American matriarchy fails to define what that would actually entail.

October 2, 2012

Pick a women’s college basketball team, and cheer them on this season.

October 2, 2012

New federal guidelines will allow ICE officers to take into account a same-sex relationship with an American partner when determining whether to pursue a removal proceeding.

September 28, 2012

This campaign season has been extremely instructional—about what the Republican Party really thinks.

September 25, 2012