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In America, it is a civil institution, not a religious one.

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"No Gods, No Masters," the rallying cry of the Industrial Workers of the
World, was her personal and political manifesto.

"I've been described as a tough noisy woman--a prizefighter--a
man-hater...a Jewish mother with more complaints than Portnoy.

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.

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A few high school students organizing online are helping push women’s equality back into the conversation about the presidential debates.

July 20, 2012

Yahoo’s appointment of a female CEO is historic, but that doesn’t mean she’s coming in with plans to blaze trails for other women.

July 18, 2012

An article in the Sunday Times fails to see our social and political framework in which its subjects’ life stories developed.

July 17, 2012

The success of a 14-year-old’s crusade against Photoshopping points toward a generation of young women armed with the right tools for real change.  

July 17, 2012

Low-income women were expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Now that’s at risk.

July 17, 2012

Rape jokes that expose the cruelty of the act can be funny. Tosh’s wasn’t. 

July 16, 2012

The reaction on the right to the possibility of Condoleeza Rice as Romney’s running mate sent Mitt a clear message.  

July 15, 2012

Funnily enough, not all comedians are defending Daniel Tosh’s rape jokes.

July 12, 2012

Domestic violence rates have skyrocketed in the aftermath of the recession, but governors are cutting funds for victims.

July 12, 2012

Yes, jokes about rape can be funny. Daniel Tosh’s wasn’t.

July 12, 2012