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American military escalation will not liberate the women of Afghanistan. Instead, the hardships of war take a disproportionate toll on women and their families.

Sex doesn't actually sell women's sports, so why is Wimbledon still prioritizing pretty players?

Michael Jackson's fame and fortune ensured he had few barriers to the pursuit of whatever Mad Hatter fancy seized him--including his made-to-order kids.

The latest political sex scandal isn't a scandal at all but a circumstance as old and common as time.

The massive participation by women in Iran's street demonstrations is surprising only if you accept the mullahs' view of women as weak and passive vessels.

It might sound milder, and appear hipper, but it traffics in the same old sexism.

A Wesleyan student is stalked and killed by a man with a gun and a mind full of hate.

There's a palpable disconnect between moms and young feminists. What will this mean for the next generation as they begin to raise children of their own?

More women have fought and died in Iraq than in all the wars since World War II put together. Yet the US military continues to treat them like second class citizens.

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These women are making substantive improvements on their college campuses to stop sexual assault before it happens.

July 24, 2014

Women there die from pregnancy-related causes at three times the national average. A report highlights the dangers of birthing while black.

July 16, 2014

Being a woman in Iraq was difficult before the ISIS offensive. The current wave of militarization is making life even worse.

July 2, 2014

In Louisiana, women’s health could prove a meaningful point of divergence between the Democratic incumbent and her Republican challengers.

June 23, 2014

Professional dress was created with the male worker in mind, and the unclear guidelines facing women shows we haven’t fully accepted them in the workplace.

June 20, 2014

Women of color are affected by racism too. We can’t keep sending the message that they aren’t.

June 19, 2014

Conservative writer George Will’s highly offensive column has yet to have serious consequences for his career—but perhaps that is about the change.

June 19, 2014

And interview with Journalist Sheila Bapat on how domestic workers—mostly immigrant women and women of color—are winning labor protections nationwide.

June 12, 2014

A conversation among black men challenges the assumptions at the heart of My Brother’s Keeper.

June 4, 2014

“Far too often trans women don’t have justice,” transgender television star Laverne Cox tells The Nation. “I’m obviously not one for locking people up, but we need some justice.”

June 3, 2014