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DC Home Rule

DC autonomy is now more likely than ever, and with it will come the lifting of a ban on Medicaid coverage of abortion for local women.

Child care workers in New Jersey

Women who care for poor kids are often mothers living in poverty themselves.

Christine Quinn

New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says Anthony Weiner’s sexual behavior inspires disgust. In another era, hers would have too.

Adjunct

Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay—and winning.

After the defeat of DOMA, the LGBTQ movement needs to push beyond marriage equality.

SCOTUS

The Supreme Court affirmed the rights of gay people just as it rode roughshod over the rights of African-Americans.

Everyone knows marriage is gendered. But divorce is where cultural stereotypes become law.

Feminist army in texas

By refusing to give up on a done deal, Texas feminists showed us what the future of pro-choice activism looks like.

Blogs

Outing Newt and Mitt’s black fathers, praying for Obama's death and “stomping” transgender people.

January 13, 2012

 A new book puts a human face on the Obama presidency and shows just how influential Michelle Obama really is.  

January 11, 2012

Why gendered toys really matter: they influence the careers kids choose later on.

December 30, 2011

Gov. Mitt Romney claims to have consistently opposed anti-gay discrimination throughout his career, but his past statements contradict him. 

December 19, 2011

Did you assume the politicization of science was gone with the Bush administration and the reality-based community was back in charge? Think again.

December 8, 2011

The FDA made the right decision on EC—and Obama rejected it.

December 8, 2011

New TV ads from Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have tossed aside any policy discussion in favor of touting their personal religiosity.

December 8, 2011

New Israeli ads portray American Jews as ignorant lost souls. 

December 1, 2011

Two weeks after Mississippi's infamous  "personhood" amendment was soundly defeated, anti-abortion activists have revived the legislation in Virginia and Colorado.

November 22, 2011

The media love reporting on year-to-year fluctations in the American teen birth rate. Less attention is paid to the fact that teen pregnancy is exponentially more common in the United States than in other developed world nations.

November 18, 2011