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Christine Quinn

New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says Anthony Weiner’s sexual behavior inspires disgust. In another era, hers would have too.

Adjunct

Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay—and winning.

After the defeat of DOMA, the LGBTQ movement needs to push beyond marriage equality.

SCOTUS

The Supreme Court affirmed the rights of gay people just as it rode roughshod over the rights of African-Americans.

Everyone knows marriage is gendered. But divorce is where cultural stereotypes become law.

Feminist army in texas

By refusing to give up on a done deal, Texas feminists showed us what the future of pro-choice activism looks like.

Baby bottle

I leaned out when I should have leaned in. But the problem is about much more than individual women’s choices.

FEMEN activists

Where the group was born, in Ukraine, its naked protests made more sense—but in the Muslim world, the message is getting lost in translation.

Blogs

The newest way to keep children safe is by criminalizing consensual sex.

July 30, 2013

Republican leaders want to ban abortions after twenty weeks, but they don’t realize that many women need late abortions because GOP policies prevent them from getting the care they need earlier.

July 29, 2013

A big book deal isn't the only way.

July 26, 2013

Anthony Weiner is a weasel, a liar, a moron and a ridiculous egomaniac. It doesn’t take a picture of his junk to prove that.

July 24, 2013

Politicians from President Obama to Republican leaders are introducing legislation aimed at fixing the challenge of balancing family and careers.

July 23, 2013

Orange Is the New Black appears to traffic in tired class and race stereotypes, but it also, episode by episode, tries to challenge some of those assumptions by filling in the women’s stories through flashbacks and empathy.

July 23, 2013

This week, caravans depart from New York City and San Francisco on an Abortion Rights Freedom Ride to defend the reproductive rights of women and protect some states’ last abortion clinics.

July 22, 2013

A fight is escalating between Senate Democrats about taking prosecution out of the chain of command, a reform advocates argue is crucial but the Pentagon says is out of the question. 

July 19, 2013

The advent of smart phones and social media has generated applications, some of them free, to prevent sexual violence.

July 17, 2013

White women are taught to fear men of color, but the results of George Zimmerman’s trial prove that it’s time to change that.

July 16, 2013