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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.

EMILY's List Madam President video

Feminism is not any single person or outcome, it’s a practice, and a far more active one than Valenti gives credit for.

Blogs

Ann-Marie Slaughter’s cover story in The Atlantic is devoid of tools for real change, but at least it starts a conversation.

June 21, 2012

Catholic hospitals net billions in federal funding—yet demand special public policy just for them. 

June 20, 2012

How can Republicans legislate something they’re too afraid to say?

June 15, 2012

North Dakota voters soundly reject a proposal to tear down the wall of separation between church and state. In so doing, they confirm popular distaste for the right-wing strategy of trying to stir religious fears.

June 13, 2012

The Virginia governor would be a leading contender for the Republican vice-presidential nomination if he hadn’t signed an extreme anti–abortion rights bill. 

June 11, 2012

How dress codes discriminate against women.

June 8, 2012

More money in women’s pockets will mean more spending power in political campaigns.

June 4, 2012

What’s next for the Defense of Marriage Act?

June 1, 2012

On the third anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s death, let’s honor his memory by trusting women.

May 31, 2012

The Mormon Church is a corporation, says author and essayist Terry Tempest Williams, and there is reason to fear a Romney presidency....

May 27, 2012