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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.

DC Home Rule

DC autonomy is now more likely than ever, and with it will come the lifting of a ban on Medicaid coverage of abortion for local women.

Blogs

Massachusetts’s 35-foot buffer between health clinic patients and anti-abortion advocates has been ruled unconstitutional.

June 26, 2014

A growing global movement is ensuring that if the Japanese government won’t hold itself accountable for its crimes against women, then history will.

June 25, 2014

In The Curve’s second roundtable discussion, our contributors ask what legislative goals feminists can really achieve in Washington.

June 24, 2014

In Louisiana, women’s health could prove a meaningful point of divergence between the Democratic incumbent and her Republican challengers.

June 23, 2014

Professional dress was created with the male worker in mind, and the unclear guidelines facing women shows we haven’t fully accepted them in the workplace.

June 20, 2014

Women of color are affected by racism too. We can’t keep sending the message that they aren’t.

June 19, 2014

Conservative writer George Will’s highly offensive column has yet to have serious consequences for his career—but perhaps that is about the change.

June 19, 2014

A new letter signed by 1,000 women of color calls on the president’s initiative on boys and men to include girls and women.

June 18, 2014

Pride month begins in Washington Square Park with the continued legacy of the LGBT Rally for the Homeless.

June 13, 2014

And interview with Journalist Sheila Bapat on how domestic workers—mostly immigrant women and women of color—are winning labor protections nationwide.

June 12, 2014