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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.

Welcome home sign for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight

Whatever their intent, laws equating pregnancy termination with murder are used against pregnant women, not for them.

Journalist

The future of media must include all of us.

Hillary Clinton

In 2016, I’m casting my vote for a woman. Not because she’s guaranteed to be the most feminist candidate, but because I’m fed up.

Cleveland sheriff's van

Reliance on the criminal justice system as the primary solution to intimate partner violence is a long-standing point of debate in the movement to end it.

Mary Thom

The most radical thing a person can be is herself—without apology or explanation.

Soybeans

A throwback is just that, even if it is shrouded in organic hemp cloth.

Mary Thom

The feminist author and long-time editor of Ms. magazine died tragically in a biking accident.

Blogs

Our culture will bend over backwards to inject doubt into Dylan Farrow’s harrowing open letter about being sexually assaulted by Allen.

February 3, 2014

Trans activist Janet Mock appears on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show to discuss her memoir, Redefining Realness.

February 3, 2014

Conservatives want to see more marriages, but the government has a poor track record of getting people together.

January 27, 2014

The state is moving forward with a secretive overhaul of licensing requirements that place exceptional burdens on women and providers. 

January 27, 2014

Does Rand Paul realize that the majority of American women are not related to him?

January 27, 2014

The conservative Times columnist thinks liberals should agree to restrict abortion in order to fight family inequality. He’s wrong—and he probably knows it. 

January 27, 2014

“The Republicans don’t have a war on women. They have a war for women.”

January 23, 2014

Because the “War on Women” worked so well last time.

January 23, 2014

In the wake of the Supreme Court fight over buffer zones, it’s clear that we need something more proactive to protect women and their rights.

January 21, 2014

Republicans are once again promoting marriage as a solution to poverty. A comprehensive new report shows why it won't work. 

 

January 15, 2014