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Want to help Texas women? African AIDS orphans? Here's how.

Illustration

Women writers are far outnumbered by men in magazines and book reviews, but why? Part of the answer lies in book publishing.

Malalai Joya

US forces used the plight of Afghan women to justify war—but twelve years later, women are still suffering.

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The devaluation of “content” is bad for readers and for democracy.

At an afternoon of feminist performance art on Brooklyn stoops, eavesdropping was encouraged.

Maryville, Missouri courthouse

Unfortunately, Justice Rehnquist’s conservative Supreme Court made sure it wouldn't.

Matthew Shepard Mourners

A new book by Stephen Jimenez tells a very different story about the killing of Matthew Shepard by Aaron McKinney.

Madame Restell

Novelist Kate Manning richly reimagines Madame Restell as a defender of women from the horrors of poverty, male privilege and their own physiology.

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