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Nation Topics - Gender and Sexuality

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The future of media must include all of us.

Hillary Clinton

In 2016, I’m casting my vote for a woman. Not because she’s guaranteed to be the most feminist candidate, but because I’m fed up.

Cleveland sheriff's van

Reliance on the criminal justice system as the primary solution to intimate partner violence is a long-standing point of debate in the movement to end it.

Mary Thom

The most radical thing a person can be is herself—without apology or explanation.

Soybeans

A throwback is just that, even if it is shrouded in organic hemp cloth.

Mary Thom

The feminist author and long-time editor of Ms. magazine died tragically in a biking accident.

Stop Family Violence

America's military-masculinity complex is generating violence on a mass scale—at home.

A board filled with messages for Audrie Pott

Rehtaeh Parsons, Audrie Pott: these are victims of sexual violence who didn't survive.

Still from TV show Homeland with two characters

Afflicted with a mental disorder, Carrie Mathison is an unlikely American hero, and seems a bad bet besides.

Illustration for My So-Called "Post-Feminist" Literary Life

Slut-shaming, name-calling and no respect: welcome to life in literary America for a twenty-first-century female author.

Blogs

Monetary policy is a feminist issue—and Janet Yellen has an opportunity to change some of the Fed’s basic values.

December 20, 2013

The pop megastar’s surprise album touches on themes of self-authorship and control.

December 16, 2013

More diversity in leadership brings a diversity of perspectives—and might help raise objections before a bad decision goes public.

December 13, 2013

The term “rape insurance” does a disservice to women—and to the reproductive justice movement.

December 12, 2013

Too many women are dying horrific deaths on television dramas.

December 11, 2013

Few people know that Mandela was a global leader on reproductive freedom.

December 9, 2013

Based on two years of undercover research, MOM BABY GOD explores the student arm of the anti-choice movement.

December 6, 2013

Why young women like Sunny Clifford are worth watching.  

November 29, 2013

These cases are not about religious freedom or employers rights. Theyre about misogyny.

November 26, 2013

Society gives women little room to make mistakes, but their aversion to risk taking may pay off for companies’ bottom lines.

November 26, 2013