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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.

Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

Nina Davuluri

The racist reaction to a South Asian Miss America is a disgrace, but so is the Miss America pageant.

Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.

Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox

The transgender actress talks about trans representation in pop culture, social justice, and why "trans women supporting each other is revolutionary."

Mexico pro-choicer

After Mexico City liberalized its abortion law, a fierce backlash followed. Is its striking resemblance to the US “pro-life” movement a coincidence?  

anti-choice protesters

Think anti-abortion crazies are no longer wreaking havoc on clinics and providers? Think again.

In Egypt, as well as in the West, outrage over rampant sexual assault has too often been about political agendas rather than concern for the actual victims.

Blogs

Mothers like Shanesha Taylor and Debra Harrell are caught in a childcare Catch-22 that we made for them.

July 22, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Women there die from pregnancy-related causes at three times the national average. A report highlights the dangers of birthing while black.

July 16, 2014

Senate legislation could put the pro-choice movement back on the offensive.

July 15, 2014

After being denied access to workplace facilities for being transgender, a Hobby Lobby employee is now pressing a discrimination case with the Illinois Human Rights Commission. 

July 14, 2014

Margaret Sanger and Charlotte Perkins Gilman and John Dewey, oh my!

July 10, 2014

Senate Democrats fight the ruling that allows corporate executives to make healthcare decisions for female employees.

July 9, 2014

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is a victory for the forces of nonsense.

July 9, 2014

The Department of Education has never sanctioned a school for sexual-assault related violations. It’s time to change that.

July 8, 2014

A new study finds board quotas don’t improve conditions for the average working woman, but they do the job of giving women more representation among powerful roles.

July 7, 2014