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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

After tagging Bill de Blasio a “commie,” how will they twist the image of Chirlane McCray?

October 3, 2013

Early Thursday afternoon on the West Coast, Governor Jerry Brown tweeted a message: “Today, I signed a bill to help California’s domestic workers.”

September 26, 2013

Hanna Rosin preemptively declares the death of a system that still shapes our workplaces and our lives.

September 11, 2013

How did the straight, white guy win the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City?

September 11, 2013

Why biological maturity or “acting” mature are not the same thing as being a consenting adult.

September 2, 2013

Whistleblower releases statement this morning asking for support in her transition. 

August 22, 2013

The media are obsessed with whether Hillary Clinton will become the first female president, perhaps their reporting could better serve the public by covering women and politics more broadly.

August 20, 2013

Feminist education comes in waves, not from just one talk.

August 16, 2013

The personal is also political for husbands.

August 8, 2013

The Republican Party has shown nothing but disdain for the real needs of actual women.

July 30, 2013