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UC Berkeley

California’s affirmative consent law isn’t actually all that radical.

What is wrong with the men at the helm of the movement?

Special issue cover

Read all the pieces in The Nation’s special issue on the new wave of racial justice organizing.

By failing to connect the plight of trans women to the struggles of all women, feminists overlook the same culture of male entitlement they seek to combat.

Sandra Tsing Loh

Menopause isn’t “The Change,” she says. Instead, fertility is what’s unusual.

Monica Lewinsky

If Monica Lewinsky were a man, she would have transcended the Clinton scandal long ago.

We don’t know where sexualized violence falls in the terrible hierarchy of damage from this conflict, but we know it’s happening—and it’s important to gather evidence now.

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.

Blogs

With both the McKinney pool fiasco and the unrelenting attack on abortion rights, the state has put the safety of women and girls at risk.

June 11, 2015

Another victim of Emma Sulkowicz’s alleged rapist has come forward, with a message for everyone who has doubted the mattress-carrying activist. 

May 22, 2015

The issue is the cartoons—and what they mean to ordinary French Muslims.

May 1, 2015

Prison and early deaths have taken 1.5 million black men from daily life. But the Rekia Boyd case shows that black women are also “missing.”

April 27, 2015

During the 2008 primary, some of Clinton’s rhetoric left black voters cold. She’ll need to overcome those lingering concerns to win in 2016.

April 16, 2015

A radical re-evaluation of caregiving work—proposed in The Nation in 1926—is still potent today.

April 7, 2015

Underfunded, poorly designed systems of support are leaving survivors with instability over a lifetime.

April 6, 2015

This week’s Supreme Court ruling is one step toward protecting pregnant workers from the whims of their employers.

March 27, 2015

Colleges around the country are considering adding a third gender option to their student rosters. 

March 4, 2015

The US Department of Justice seeks answers in the wake of a nation-wide sexual assault epidemic on college campuses.

March 2, 2015