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

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.

Say what you will about oil and hegemony, but the pending invasion of
Iraq is more than just a geopolitical act. It's also the manifestation
of a cultural attitude.

Women's sports are under attack by jocks who have an ally in the President.

A clever new wave of feminist antiwar activism manages to avoid old clichés.

Anthropologist, novelist, folklorist, essayist and luminary of the
Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston dazzled her peers and patrons
almost immediately upon her arrival in New York City in 1

A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

Thirty years later, abortion's political terrain is more complicated than ever.

Bush's handpicked delegates disrupt global conferences on women's
rights.

Blogs

You can save the babies or you can save the budget, but you can’t do both.

December 10, 2012

When we don't call domestic violence what it is, we dishonor the victims.

December 5, 2012

Ross Douthat is worried about fewer American babies. Family policy could be the answer.

December 4, 2012

Why letting go of being liked is so hard—but so necessary—for women.

November 29, 2012

One of the fastest-growing job sectors in the country pays $10 per hour. That’s a big problem.

November 28, 2012

Don't let abortion laws kill any more women. 

November 15, 2012

Who is more valuable, a living woman or a dying fetus? The Catholic Church has given its answer, and Savita Halapannavar is dead.

November 14, 2012

Sam Gordon has become an Internet sensation after the spread of viral videos showing her shredding Pee Wee football defenses with a series of dynamic touchdown runs.

November 11, 2012

We need a choice, not an echo—especially on “legitimate rape.”

November 10, 2012

Nope. Just like the majority of Americans, they cast their vote for the candidate they trusted to fight rampant economic inequality and keep the recovery going.

November 8, 2012