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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.

So why do many LGBT people, and others, feel so deeply about the need to have them?

Pro-choice protester

Thirty-seven years after Congress first ended Medicaid funding of abortion, a new coalition of abortion rights and reproductive justice groups is poised to fight back.

Blogs

While President Obama’s announcement is a welcome change, it stops short in significant ways of what’s really needed.

May 9, 2012

The real problem with the Hollywood obsession with the celebrity baby bump is not what it shows but rather what it hides.

May 8, 2012

How the Beastie Boys brought hope to female hip hop fans.

May 8, 2012

For years, male Democrats have credited their wives with moving them to the left on gay marriage.

May 7, 2012

Joe Biden’s confusing statement ratchets up speculation that Obama will evolve into a full supporter of same-sex marriage. What’s wrong with this picture?

May 7, 2012

The downturn may have had a bigger impact on whether women stay home than men.

May 7, 2012

Where was Florida's Stand Your Ground law for this victim of domestic violence?

May 7, 2012

The war on women is real, but it doesn’t stop with abortion—or here at home.

May 3, 2012

Bryan Fischer brags that social conservatives forced Mitt to fire a gay staffer. What else would they like to make him do?

May 3, 2012

Mitt's new foreign policy spokesman, Richard Grenell, suddenly resigned Tuesday afternoon. Was he forced out by anti-gay social conservatives? 

May 1, 2012