Nation Topics - Gender Issues
News and Features
Women belong at the center of the debate over the Afghan war, not on the margins.
The first female winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics serves as both a landmark and an alarming reflection of the limited role of women in the physical sciences.
The campaign against forced prostitution works when it addresses victims' needs.
If women's equality is the cause of our time, we'll get further by acknowledging it's a challenge no country has fully met than by framing it as a Western crusade.
Do brothel raids help trafficking victims escape abuse, or skirt the reality that makes recovery so difficult for the "rescued?"
A movie about women's struggle to express their gifts through work? Delicious.
Under the current healthcare system, many women have become a medical underclass. So why do so many oppose a healthcare overhaul?
Filmmaker Tyler Perry may see himself as creating modern-day fairy tales for black women, but he's actually reinforcing some seriously conservative gender politics.
Pollitt's new book explores many themes including poetry and politics, poetry and motherhood, and why poetry matters, even if people think it doesn't.