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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

The media are obsessed with whether Hillary Clinton will become the first female president, perhaps their reporting could better serve the public by covering women and politics more broadly.

August 20, 2013

Feminist education comes in waves, not from just one talk.

August 16, 2013

It’s time white women drop the practice of authenticating—and profiting from—the experiences of women of color. 

August 16, 2013

What's the bigger threat to American women: Republican policies or Anthony Weiner's sexual indiscretions?

August 13, 2013

As abortion access becomes increasingly limited in some states and countries, providing generous health and welfare provisions for women and children is vital.

August 13, 2013

The fake clinics posing as “crisis pregnancy centers” lie to women and shame them, and are supported by extreme politicians and sometimes even taxpayer dollars.

August 8, 2013

The personal is also political for husbands.

August 8, 2013

Morbid thoughts from the sex-advice columnist and founder of It Gets Better.

August 8, 2013

Because we have more important things to worry about. 

August 2, 2013

We can no longer afford to leave black women’s experiences out of the narrative anti-black racism in the United States. 

August 1, 2013