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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

Dogged reporting on women's struggle for equality has always been an explicit part of the new New York Times executive editor’s career.

June 3, 2011

Rihanna's new music video provides an opportunity to think hard about how and when we should protect our kids from violent, sexual and graphic imagery.

June 2, 2011

Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty often shies away from discussing his views on abortion, but they are clearly deeply held—and very radical. 

May 24, 2011

Workplace sexual violence against women immigrants is rampant—but usually remains hidden.

May 19, 2011

The presidential candidate seen as the most likely GOP contender is threatening women's health so he can play a political game with conservative voters.

May 17, 2011

Eric takes on the Washington Post, Reed Richardson dives into the Proposition 8 marriage equality battle, and the mail.

May 5, 2011

Extremists in the House are looking to end all insurance coverage for all abortion-related services.

May 5, 2011

Planned Parenthood gets no federal money to provide abortion care. So why does the media keep claiming the looming government shutdown is about “abortion”?

April 8, 2011

Do Republicans really think they will prevent abortions by defunding Planned Parenthood?

April 7, 2011

The fact that Susan Rice, Samantha Power and Hillary Clinton skillfully argued for military intervention in Libya and won their point is not very interesting. So why is Robert Dreyfuss so shocked by it?

March 22, 2011