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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

Under the guidelines, patients would be told that women generally don’t suffer any psychological harm as a result of having an abortion.

March 9, 2011

With right-wing assaults on women’s rights and reproductive health growing fiercer by the day, we can all draw strength from the committed struggle women from around the world have waged in pursuit of full gender equality.

March 8, 2011

Marriage as an institution might deserve closer scrutiny, Melissa Harris-Perry explains, but people simply making "different decisions" about their own lives deserve to be left alone.

March 7, 2011

Fetuses are stealing the show from women.

March 7, 2011

Rep. Joe Pitts has specifically designed a bill to value fetuses over living women.

March 4, 2011

On abortion and birth control, it's old men with red-ish neckties versus poor women of color.

March 3, 2011

Under the guise of deficit reduction, Republicans intend to not only nix family planning services but also steer women away from the workforce with compulsory motherhood.

March 3, 2011

Unless the Senate reverses Pence's amendment, this ideological attack on a specific health care provider will eliminate the primary and preventive health care on which millions of American women rely.

February 28, 2011

The Nation’s Chris Hayes says that taking away Planned Parenthood's funding will only deny millions of women vital reproductive care. The Daily Show’s Kristen Schaal says that may not be enough for right-wingers.

February 24, 2011

In the mounting rhetoric, what is getting lost is the fact that a reporter has been sexually assaulted.

February 15, 2011