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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.

Baby bottle

I leaned out when I should have leaned in. But the problem is about much more than individual women’s choices.

FEMEN activists

Where the group was born, in Ukraine, its naked protests made more sense—but in the Muslim world, the message is getting lost in translation.

Gay rights activist arrested

In Russia, activists struggle against rising homophobia and a government crack down on LGBT rights.

gay rights rally

The Court’s ruling in Windsor v. United States strikes a powerful blow against the right-wing notion that Judeo-Christian morality justifies discrimination.

Supreme Court

The unanimous decision is a victory for patients, women, scientists, doctors, researchers and human kind.

A bride in Jordan

Early marriage and domestic violence in the camps are a fact of life for girls fleeing the civil war.

Women in a voting booth

I don’t have simplistic fantasies about being rescued from oppression by figureheads alone. But I also know that women and people of color are a threat to the status quo.

That’s right, the evangelist's crusade against depravity took him straight to New York City porn parlors. It looks like he studied their products closely.

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What can women do to be treated equally? And what do men have to do with it?

March 13, 2013

The illogical argument that women should be armed to stop rape comes out of a right-wing political culture that doesn’t listen to women's voices.

March 12, 2013

Short version: a huge reduction in many of the programs they rely on.

March 12, 2013

When you argue that it’s impossible to stop rape, what you’re really saying is, I don’t care enough to do anything about it.

March 12, 2013

We’ve come a long way, but we’ve a long way to go in progress for women’s rights.

March 9, 2013

Tell your representatives that domestic violence victims cannot be used as bargaining chips. Demand that any deal to avert the sequester restores full funding to VAWA programs.

March 8, 2013

No joke: Much of Oz’s matriarchal leanings come straight from a radical American feminist.

March 8, 2013

As long as the ban continues, the theocracy should at least give women access to affordable transportation—but it won’t budge.

March 7, 2013

Working parents will benefit enormously from an affordable, quality place to send their kids.

March 6, 2013

Amicus briefs from business leaders and prominent Republicans make the conservative case for marriage equality nationwide. Will the Court listen?

March 4, 2013