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Nation Topics - Gender and Sexuality

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An NYU law student asks a Supreme Court Justice, "Do you sodomize your wife?"

Women seeking refuge in the United States receive a cold welcome.

I never thought I would miss unfair, infuriating, over-the-top Andrea Dworkin.

My 91-year-old friend Alice, like many elderly women, has outlived her modest savings.

Women don't shout. Women don't like politics. Women shrink from intellectual debate. Women don't try.

Beijing Plus 10, the follow-up on the momentous 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, is opening at the United Nations as I write, and like other UN gatherings since George W.

Antichoice activists cross another line.

Mourning the loss of "moral values" voters, Democratic leaders have been
softening the party's language on reproductive rights.

Though Mike must do what he thinks right,
A lot of us think it's a pity,
Since we were hoping SpongeBob might
Decide to marry in the city.

As the saying goes, behind every successful woman is a man who is surprised. Harvard president Larry Summers apparently is that man.

Blogs

Advocates pushing to expand My Brother's Keeper say it’s good to see their concerns acknowledged and keep their eyes on next steps.

November 21, 2014

Melissa Harris-Perry explains just how serious this attitude toward sexual violence really is.

November 20, 2014

Surely there's no harm in giving someone a compliment?

November 17, 2014

The average American woman works for “free” for two months thanks to the wage gap and unpaid labor.

November 13, 2014

The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideological censorship. 

November 12, 2014

A political scandal in Britain draws attention to labor exploitation that extends far beyond a single T-shirt.

November 12, 2014

Prop 47 offers relief to Californians punished for low-level, nonviolent crimes of poverty, which means it could be especially beneficial for women caught up in the criminal justice system.

November 12, 2014

If Democrats lose Senate races in North Carolina and Iowa, will the party stop campaigning on reproductive rights?

November 3, 2014

A bafflingly sexist move could scar the 2015 Women's World Cup.

October 31, 2014

Using bait-and-switch strategies and confusing language, anti-choice advocates are trying to restrict access to safe, legal abortion.

October 31, 2014