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Woman on a laptop

While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.

Elizabeth Warren

At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 500 years for women to reach fair representation in government.

As a former George Washington University basketball player and the first openly transgender Division I athlete, Kye Allums is no stranger to transgender ignorance in the media.

Amid the bad news for women, the year had its bright moments.

Malalai Joya

US forces used the plight of Afghan women to justify war—but twelve years later, women are still suffering.

Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox

The transgender actress talks about trans representation in pop culture, social justice, and why "trans women supporting each other is revolutionary."

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.

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

For all our talk about the multiracialism of the millennial generation, the lack of interracial social connections is more than a coincidence.

May 10, 2012

The real problem with the Hollywood obsession with the celebrity baby bump is not what it shows but rather what it hides.

May 8, 2012

For years, male Democrats have credited their wives with moving them to the left on gay marriage.

May 7, 2012

The downturn may have had a bigger impact on whether women stay home than men.

May 7, 2012

The war on women is real, but it doesn’t stop with abortion—or here at home.

May 3, 2012

Republican opposition to the Violence Against Women Act demonstrates the power and importance including the most marginalized.

April 27, 2012

Wisconsin's governor is not just attacking labor rights, and voting rights, he's attacking access to reproductive rights. And Wisconsin women are losing  some vital Planned Parenthood services.

April 20, 2012

Want to end pay discrimination? All it takes is raising the minimum wage, increasing unionization and passing family leave policies!

April 17, 2012

How can presidential candidates sway women voters this election season?

April 16, 2012

Neither Republicans nor Democrats treat parenting as work, and thousands of poor women are living in poverty today as living proof of that fact.

April 16, 2012