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Juliana Zuccaro and Kelly Kraus thought they were exercising their civic rights and responsibilities on August 31 when, as officers of the Network of Feminist Student Activists at the University

The strange story of the Herati shelter girls shows the limits of "liberation."

Since when are women--51 percent of the population--a special interest?

Being a gay or lesbian Republican isn't easy. Social conservatives condemn your "homosexual lifestyle," while your friends (and lovers) on the left see you as part of the antigay problem.

How Jim McGreevey perfected the art of swimming in the mainstream.

Bush keeps claiming to represent "normal" Americans at the expense of "the other."

One of the things that drive me nuts is that people always say that one in two American marriages ends in divorce. This isn't exactly true.

New anti-condom CDC regs give the lie to Bush's election-year rhetoric.

For better or worse, there isn't always magic in marriage, but it does involve a certain alchemy.

Reality TV gives marriage an extreme makeover.

Blogs

The former Times executive editor seems to have been pushed out for defending fundamental journalistic principles. 

May 15, 2014

Three of the state’s five clinics may have to close their doors. Here’s what’s at stake.

May 15, 2014

Seventy percent of incarcerated women are mothers.

May 9, 2014

Many families in Nigeria are already skeptical about women’s education. The government’s failure to protect schoolgirls makes it worse.

May 9, 2014

Sexual assault survivors forced campus officials to listen up. Last week’s news shows the feds picking up what’s been their work all along.

May 9, 2014

The NRA quietly approved bills that would prohibit convicted abusers from possessing firearms, after years of opposing such legislation.

May 8, 2014

Women put in long hours inside and outside the home, making a more prosperous economy, and we reward them with crappy public policy.

May 8, 2014

Southern organizers have tips on how the LGBT group can make its foray into the region work. HRC responds: “We got this.”

May 1, 2014

Some anti-abortion activists are agreeing with feminists: Tennessee’s new law criminalizing pregnant women is awful. So why did it pass?

April 30, 2014

There’s no biological explanation for why women end up doing more housework, so it must stem from societal forces.

April 30, 2014