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Gay rights activist arrested

In Russia, activists struggle against rising homophobia and a government crack down on LGBT rights.

gay rights rally

The Court’s ruling in Windsor v. United States strikes a powerful blow against the right-wing notion that Judeo-Christian morality justifies discrimination.

Supreme Court

The unanimous decision is a victory for patients, women, scientists, doctors, researchers and human kind.

A bride in Jordan

Early marriage and domestic violence in the camps are a fact of life for girls fleeing the civil war.

Women in a voting booth

I don’t have simplistic fantasies about being rescued from oppression by figureheads alone. But I also know that women and people of color are a threat to the status quo.

That’s right, the evangelist's crusade against depravity took him straight to New York City porn parlors. It looks like he studied their products closely.

Pro-life protest in front of the White House

Anti-choicers think what they believe determines how abortion restrictions are enforced. They're dangerously wrong.

Sen. Patty Murray

With a two-seat gain while chair of the DSCC and a successful effort to get a budget through the Senate under her belt, Patty Murray has become a major force in the Senate.

EMILY's List Madam President video

Feminism is not any single person or outcome, it’s a practice, and a far more active one than Valenti gives credit for.

Welcome home sign for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight

Whatever their intent, laws equating pregnancy termination with murder are used against pregnant women, not for them.

Blogs

Texas is a case study in the disastrous consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision that invalidated a key section of the Voting Rights Act.

October 23, 2013

As Fox News airs a victim-blaming “analysis,” the teen at the center of the case, Daisy Coleman, weighs in with her own testimony.

October 18, 2013

The Maryville case is yet another example of why we need to educate people about rape.

October 16, 2013

A new case of lax punishment of sexual assault has arisen in Maryville, Missouri, drawing comparisons to Steubenville.

October 15, 2013

Amid pressure from progressive and women's right organizations, President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve. 

October 9, 2013

The House stood and applauded the shooting death of Miriam Carey, further perpetuating the idea that black women’s lives are not worth as much as others. 

October 8, 2013

Cut off from federal funding, programs serving abused women may be forced to close. 

October 8, 2013

On the occasion of Showtime’s new miniseries, reflections on how the world changed when women learned to demand men give them orgasms.

October 7, 2013

A 16-year-old woman in Nebraska has been forced to carry a child to birth by a court—we must stop punishing young women for their bodies and let them make their own choices.

October 7, 2013

After tagging Bill de Blasio a “commie,” how will they twist the image of Chirlane McCray?

October 3, 2013