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The Supreme Court's sweeping June 26 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas
came almost seventeen years to the day after one of the darkest moments
in the history of the gay movement.

Hawaii recently became the fifth state to make emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill, available directly from pharmacists. This is far from a small regulatory change.

Congress has once again passed a bill banning "partial-birth abortion."
It's not the first time. President Clinton vetoed similar bans in 1996
and 1997.

During the early years of the civil rights revolution, Theodore Bilbo,
the ferocious segregationist senator from Mississippi, published a book
titled Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongreli

Though polls consistently show a majority of Americans supporting freedom of choice, abortion rights are facing their greatest attack since the Supreme Court decision Roe V.

So it looks like Rick Santorum won't go the way of Trent Lott.

Globalization: Use this word in a sentence, especially as the cause of
something bad, and you will get knowing nods all around.

Led by a former Boeing machinist, Las Vegas exotic dancers are talking union.

"We are in a funding emergency today," read the e-mail from the New York
Abortion Access Fund.

This essay, from the February 14, 1920, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on feminism and women's rights, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

Blogs

Senate Democrats fight the ruling that allows corporate executives to make healthcare decisions for female employees.

July 9, 2014

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is a victory for the forces of nonsense.

July 9, 2014

The Department of Education has never sanctioned a school for sexual-assault related violations. It’s time to change that.

July 8, 2014

A new study finds board quotas don’t improve conditions for the average working woman, but they do the job of giving women more representation among powerful roles.

July 7, 2014

Northwestern officials will finally comply with the Violence Against Women Act and compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

July 3, 2014

It only took a day for the Court’s “limited” Hobby Lobby decision to start to crack open.

July 2, 2014

Being a woman in Iraq was difficult before the ISIS offensive. The current wave of militarization is making life even worse.

July 2, 2014

The 5-4 decision strikes a blow against women’s rights and expands corporate power.

June 30, 2014

Massachusetts’s 35-foot buffer between health clinic patients and anti-abortion advocates has been ruled unconstitutional.

June 26, 2014