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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.

Gay rights activist arrested

In Russia, activists struggle against rising homophobia and a government crack down on LGBT rights.

gay rights rally

The Court’s ruling in Windsor v. United States strikes a powerful blow against the right-wing notion that Judeo-Christian morality justifies discrimination.

Blogs

Young women create their own justice using social media.

July 23, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

 

July 20, 2012

A few high school students organizing online are helping push women’s equality back into the conversation about the presidential debates.

July 20, 2012

Yahoo’s appointment of a female CEO is historic, but that doesn’t mean she’s coming in with plans to blaze trails for other women.

July 18, 2012

An article in the Sunday Times fails to see our social and political framework in which its subjects’ life stories developed.

July 17, 2012

The success of a 14-year-old’s crusade against Photoshopping points toward a generation of young women armed with the right tools for real change.  

July 17, 2012

Low-income women were expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Now that’s at risk.

July 17, 2012

Rape jokes that expose the cruelty of the act can be funny. Tosh’s wasn’t. 

July 16, 2012

The reaction on the right to the possibility of Condoleeza Rice as Romney’s running mate sent Mitt a clear message.  

July 15, 2012

Funnily enough, not all comedians are defending Daniel Tosh’s rape jokes.

July 12, 2012