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As Congress squabbles over how and whether to revamp the welfare law,
one thing is clear: The Bush Administration has marriage on the mind.
The Administration has already promised to make marri

If you've never set foot in the likes of Club Paradise, Scarlett's, New
York Dolls, Secrets, Peepers or the boldly named Booby Trap (yes, it
does exist), your image of a strip club might be bor

Debbie Nathan is an attendee of Feminist Futures, a
New York-based study group whose organizers include Leonore Tiefer.

The military needs more lawyers. More accurately, the Defense Department
wants military recruiters to recruit law students on campus and through
official channels.

When several soldiers killed their wives, an old problem was suddenly news.

A few years ago, an intellectual historian uncovered the story of Betty
Friedan's formative years as a Popular Front journalist and activist in
the 1940s.

In 1967 the world-renowned if somewhat Dickensianly named sexologist
John Money was offered a case he couldn't refuse.

Shannon O'Brien had advantages going into the campaign for the
Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Massachusetts. As the state
treasurer, she'd won a statewide race.

In some parts of China, local officials keep track of women's menstrual periods. We haven't come to that, but anyone who thinks women's reproductive and sexual privacy is secure in America wasn't following the news this summer.

Blogs

Ta-Nehisi Coates's detractors are too quick to declare him overly pessimistic about how white supremacy still shapes our society.

April 1, 2014

There’s always a cauldron of crazy simmering just beneath the surface of our ‘rational’ lives. 

April 1, 2014

The Catholic directives would leave just one OB-GYN in the city of Bartlesville who can prescribe contraception for birth control purposes.

March 31, 2014

If the Supreme Court rules that corporations have the right to free exercise of religion in the Hobby Lobby case, what happens to civil rights law? 

March 25, 2014

The notorious Westboro Baptist Church pastor has died. Why were we so enthralled by him in the first place?

March 20, 2014

The strategic shift from calling women murderers to labeling them victims of abortion will never work, because we understand that in either case our health and rights are beside the point.

March 18, 2014

If the world demands that you work twice as hard to get half the reward, why would you handicap yourself?

March 18, 2014

A reporter interviews a young woman about her contraceptive choices. 

March 18, 2014

A campaign to criminalize sex workers has put the City of Phoenix under the scrutiny of UN human rights authorities.

March 17, 2014

Over 100 years after the first International Women’s Day celebrations, women continue to trail behind men by every economic measure.

March 7, 2014