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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

Antipoverty activists are asking both candidates to speak up about growing poverty in the United States. 

September 21, 2012

The pro-democracy leader called for the release of the popular Russian resistance rockers. 

September 20, 2012

In a new ad, the Republican Senator pretends that he is pro-choice, when his record is anything but.  

September 14, 2012

In the Republican Party, being a leading lady means loving your supporting role.

September 13, 2012

Republican House leadership continues to block passage of the Violence Against Women Act. No one suffers the consequences of this political gamesmanship more than Native women.

September 11, 2012

If women really do become this country’s breadwinners, it’ll likely mean more families slip from the middle class.

September 6, 2012

While Democrats are effusing over the Mom-in-Chief, it’s worth noting that a branch of NOW is currently petitioning Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stop discrimination against moms with young kids and infants.

September 5, 2012

Michelle Obama’s mission last night was to convince Americans that she and the president deeply understand the real challenges facing Americans today, and she aced it.

September 5, 2012

Pink-collar jobs have been decimated right alongside declining blue-collar work.

September 4, 2012

Condoleezza Rice is at the RNC, Christine Todd Whitman is in the New York Times. GOP women have a long history of cynicism.

August 30, 2012