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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

Why does Lena Dunham really inspire so much charged debate?

October 9, 2012

With women’s issues so prominent this election cycle, it’s a mystery why they were invisible in Wednesday’s debate. 

October 5, 2012

Women need to put personhood before parenthood.

October 5, 2012

Despite the centrality of women's issues and women's votes, not a single mention was made by either candidate.

October 4, 2012

The End of Men’s prediction of an American matriarchy fails to define what that would actually entail.

October 2, 2012

Pick a women’s college basketball team, and cheer them on this season.

October 2, 2012

New federal guidelines will allow ICE officers to take into account a same-sex relationship with an American partner when determining whether to pursue a removal proceeding.

September 28, 2012

This campaign season has been extremely instructional—about what the Republican Party really thinks.

September 25, 2012

From the Gettysburg to Afghanistan, our tendency to romanticize war causes us to gloss over its hellish aspects.

September 25, 2012

Yes, Rush Limbaugh has uncovered feminism's true agenda: a small dick on every man.

September 24, 2012