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Steubenville High School

Straight culture teaches its children that sex is either of the jungle or the picket fence.

We Belong Together launch

Two-thirds of immigrants to America are women and children. But current immigration policy and past reform proposals are, as the author calls it, "sexclusionary."

Trent Mays (L) and Ma'lik Richmond (R) sit in juvenile court in Steubenville, OH

Decades of work to change rape laws has done little to change culture.

Protesters in front of the Supreme Court

Sooner or later, marriage equality will win. What happens to marriage then?

Kerry Washington

ABC’s hit show, created by Shonda Rhimes and starring Kerry Washington, is a truly original political soap opera.

Photos of movement, leaders, Ti-Grace Atkinson, Betty Friedan, Marlene Dixon

For Betty Friedan, feminism was humanism: a question of growth, maturation and identity.

Women in Afghanistan

As the US withdrawal looms, women’s rights advocates plan to carry on their fierce, lonely fight.

Massai women at an anti-gender-based violence protest

The Helms Amendment bans the use of US foreign aid for all abortion care, including for victims of sexual assault. This International Women's Day, it's time to remember their plight.

Sheryl Sandberg

Feminists were quick—too quick—to question the Facebook COO's motives for writing Lean In, her self-help manifesto.

UN Women

Socially conservative American Catholics and evangelicals who have led a decades-long campaign against the rights of women in the United States are now gearing up for a season of battles on the bigger global stage.

Blogs

Yes, it does. Let’s talk about the context in which women seek abortion care—not to sort the deserving from the unworthy but to create better public policy for all.

August 21, 2012

The myth that husbands need to be breadwinners is keeping some women from sharing equally in the recovery.

August 21, 2012

Senate candidate Todd Akin claimed yesterday that “legitimate rape” somehow turns off the female body’s reproductive capabilities. That is absurd.

August 20, 2012

Akin’s comments that a woman’s body will reject a pregnancy from rape would be laughable if they weren’t so dangerous.

August 20, 2012

"We're All Pussy Riot Now" declared the IHT in a piece on the global reaction.

August 17, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 16, 2012

If only the gender wage gap weren’t caused by discrimination. But the data says otherwise.

August 15, 2012

Political disagreement hurts most when it hits close to home.

August 13, 2012

Where Mitt Romney has been vague, Paul Ryan has long been very specific about his support for policies that take a disproportionate toll on women.

August 13, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 9, 2012