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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

From Billie Jean King to Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown to Pat Tillman, the new film Not Just A Game: Power, Politics & American Sports examines just how linked politics and sports have always been.

January 4, 2011

Civil rights issues will be central to the success or failure of the Obama presidency.

December 23, 2010

Seventeen years after Bill Clinton's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" compromise, the institutionalized closet in the military should soon be gone. With the Senate vote to repeal, lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans have won the right to serve openly without fear of losing their jobs.

December 21, 2010

Julian Assange turned himself in Tuesday—he's been arrested and is being held without bail in London ahead of a hearing on extradition to Sweden. If women's security is suddenly Interpol's priority—that's big news!

December 7, 2010

Sarah Palin is busily trying to sell "conservative feminism" to the masses, but her idea of feminism certainly doesn't include reproductive choice or sexual freedom. Meanwhile, even the Pope has decided that it's better for sex workers to use condoms than to risk getting HIV or other sexually transmitted infections. So why does the new Congress include more new members opposed to women's right to control their bodies?

December 3, 2010

Canadian students, sex workers and researchers respond to UK study on students' willingness to consider sex work.

November 15, 2010

President Obama's go-slow approach to ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" discrimination in the military has left repeal on life support in a lame-duck session of Congress.

November 11, 2010

The GOP hit group is on an alarmingly successful crusade to confuse voters about the healthcare law.

October 28, 2010

The MSNBC host has brought the voices of working men and women to the fore and improved the discourse for the better. That's no defense for a "vile and inappropriate" choice of words. It is, however, why Schultz will continue to be a important contributor to the national debate.

October 26, 2010

The Obama administration appeals an injunction blocking "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Gay and lesbian Republicans object. The Republicans—at least these Republicans—are right. Updated with ACLU and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force reaction.

October 18, 2010