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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.

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.

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.

A board filled with messages for Audrie Pott

Rehtaeh Parsons, Audrie Pott: these are victims of sexual violence who didn't survive.

Steubenville High School

Straight culture teaches its children that sex is either of the jungle or the picket fence.

Photos of movement, leaders, Ti-Grace Atkinson, Betty Friedan, Marlene Dixon

For Betty Friedan, feminism was humanism: a question of growth, maturation and identity.

Blogs

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

Thanks to strict, new voter ID laws that have swept through states, transgender citizens and others whose gender identities don’t match the state’s declaration of it may not be ale to vote in November.

 
April 16, 2012

The phrase “never worked a day in her life” immediately creates an Us vs. Them—and the media loves it.

April 13, 2012

What point was Hilary Rosen really trying to make?

April 13, 2012

Ann Romney is out of touch with most American women.

April 12, 2012

Photo voter ID laws will have a disproportionate impact on women voters, who are more likely to have name and address changes.

April 12, 2012