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When did Christmas shopping become a patriotic duty, the contemporary equivalent of collecting tin cans in World War II?

Lawmakers who passed the so-called partial birth abortion ban are far removed from women's lives.

More than 275 women have faced charges relating to drug use during their pregnancies.

Will someone please explain to me how permitting gays and lesbians to marry threatens the institution of marriage?

In January 1948 Dutton brought out the third novel of a promising young
writer named Gore Vidal. The publishing house was nervous.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in favor of gay
marriage may have set off a political earthquake, but as a matter of law
it was a no-brainer.

Early on the crisp morning of October 15, the archbishops of
thirty-seven of the thirty-eight provinces of the Anglican Communion
(known as primates) gathered in closed session at Lambeth Palac

Why is it that "think pieces" about women and work and kids and marriage
always leave one suspecting that the minute these
corporate-lawyers-turned-stay-at-home-moms hang up the phone on the
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In his 1997 song "Highlands," Bob Dylan reports a conversation between
himself and a waitress. "She says, You don't read women authors, do
you?/...

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The newest way to keep children safe is by criminalizing consensual sex.

July 30, 2013

Republican leaders want to ban abortions after twenty weeks, but they don’t realize that many women need late abortions because GOP policies prevent them from getting the care they need earlier.

July 29, 2013

A big book deal isn't the only way.

July 26, 2013

Anthony Weiner is a weasel, a liar, a moron and a ridiculous egomaniac. It doesn’t take a picture of his junk to prove that.

July 24, 2013

Politicians from President Obama to Republican leaders are introducing legislation aimed at fixing the challenge of balancing family and careers.

July 23, 2013

Orange Is the New Black appears to traffic in tired class and race stereotypes, but it also, episode by episode, tries to challenge some of those assumptions by filling in the women’s stories through flashbacks and empathy.

July 23, 2013

This week, caravans depart from New York City and San Francisco on an Abortion Rights Freedom Ride to defend the reproductive rights of women and protect some states’ last abortion clinics.

July 22, 2013

A fight is escalating between Senate Democrats about taking prosecution out of the chain of command, a reform advocates argue is crucial but the Pentagon says is out of the question. 

July 19, 2013

The advent of smart phones and social media has generated applications, some of them free, to prevent sexual violence.

July 17, 2013

White women are taught to fear men of color, but the results of George Zimmerman’s trial prove that it’s time to change that.

July 16, 2013