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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

In the restaurant industry, the wage gap between men and women is a matter of policy. Millions of the restaurant workers who serve our food cannot afford to eat. 

February 14, 2012

Gallagher, an opponent of same-sex marriage, denies she ever supported ex-gay therapy—but a look at her record proves otherwise.

February 13, 2012

It’s time that we realize the culture war is good for progressives.

February 13, 2012

Does the US Conference of Catholic Bishops care more about playing politics than serving Catholics?

February 10, 2012

Although men account for 70 percent of jobs lost between December 2007 and June 2009, they have won 92 percent of the jobs created since. From “man-cession,” we’ve gone to “man-covery.”

February 8, 2012

Standing up for our principles and refusing to let the right-wing echo chamber define the debate—it works.

February 7, 2012

In the slow motion destruction of Susan G. Komen, VP Karen Handel may be the only one who got what she really wanted.

February 7, 2012

If Komen thinks it can replace its base with anti-choice activists, it will dwindle and die.

February 3, 2012

While you were shaking your head over pink Bibles and stem-cell futurology, Komen was staffing up with anti-choice executives.

February 1, 2012

Had I been married, to Newt, I would have been more than happy to let other women have him.

January 19, 2012