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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.

Pro-life protest in front of the White House

Anti-choicers think what they believe determines how abortion restrictions are enforced. They're dangerously wrong.

Sen. Patty Murray

With a two-seat gain while chair of the DSCC and a successful effort to get a budget through the Senate under her belt, Patty Murray has become a major force in the Senate.

Blogs

Accessing an abortion has increasingly become the province of the well to do.

January 22, 2013

In the face of a continuing right-wing assault in both legislatures and clinic corridors, the only thing to do is fight back.

January 18, 2013

New allegations at UNC remind us how bad our campus rape problem really is.

January 18, 2013

When the bizarre story broke about Manti Te’o and his fake virtual girlfriend, the response of Notre Dame spoke volumes.

January 17, 2013

Days ahead of the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood's powerful video illustrates how the pro-choice and pro-life labels don’t reflect the complexity of the conversation about abortion, and the way that Americans—especially young people—think and talk about abortion today.

January 15, 2013

Victim-blaming is the ultimate reminder of how little women matter.

January 11, 2013

Domestic workers make up a growing part of the global workforce—working under some of the worst conditions.

January 10, 2013

An anti-fascist, a radical, an immigrant, an outsider, her pioneering work to launch women’s history programs and feminist movements was transformational.

January 8, 2013

The state-level right-wing agenda will continue to hit poor women on all fronts.

January 8, 2013

Following the media coverage of the controversy and the protests it has sparked.

January 7, 2013