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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.

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

Blogs

Don’t go into the new year without reading these pieces! 

December 30, 2013

Let us not dignify this incident by calling it a culture war.

December 26, 2013

Monetary policy is a feminist issue—and Janet Yellen has an opportunity to change some of the Fed’s basic values.

December 20, 2013

The pop megastar’s surprise album touches on themes of self-authorship and control.

December 16, 2013

More diversity in leadership brings a diversity of perspectives—and might help raise objections before a bad decision goes public.

December 13, 2013

The term “rape insurance” does a disservice to women—and to the reproductive justice movement.

December 12, 2013

Too many women are dying horrific deaths on television dramas.

December 11, 2013

Few people know that Mandela was a global leader on reproductive freedom.

December 9, 2013

Based on two years of undercover research, MOM BABY GOD explores the student arm of the anti-choice movement.

December 6, 2013

Why young women like Sunny Clifford are worth watching.  

November 29, 2013