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When Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, R. Kelly and capitalism killed sexual liberation.

Islamic feminists

Muslim women are fighting for their rights from within Islamic tradition, rather than against it.

Gift

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.

Blogs

Romney’s now-infamous “binders full of women” show how little the Republican candidate knows about overcoming structural inequality. 

October 19, 2012

One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women—and men—dancing is a revolution.

October 19, 2012

Nashville understands something crucial about “kickass” women: they’re professionals first.

October 19, 2012

“If you don't trust me with my body, why should I trust you with my country?”

October 18, 2012

Add contraception and pay equity to the list of issues Romney keeps waffling on. 

October 17, 2012

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