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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.

We could bash divorce forever, but what's the point? Even Jesus can't keep unhappy spouses together.

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.

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