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The war being waged against women in Congo is an act of criminal international misogyny.

Two new books examine the history of the first women's rights campaign.

A new book advocates equality for men and women on the playing field. But is that still a field of dreams?

Just once it would be nice to see a male politician caught in a sex scandal stand up there at a press conference all by himself.

It would be truly tragic if John McCain strolls into the White House while we argue over who has it worse, black men or white women.

As voters choose sides in a momentous election, feminists call on women to reject the race-gender split.

The magazine walks into a trap labeled "political correctness," "left-wing anti-Semitism" and "multiculturalist Islam love."

It's like one big family squabble among feminists, activists and post-civil-rights-era voters.

They just don't make women politicians like Bella Abzug anymore.

Blogs

Despite promises of “zero tolerance” for sex crimes, new reforms and a report showing fewer incidences of assault, members of the military are still being raped, filmed while showering and discouraged from reporting.

December 5, 2014

Flexible scheduling is creating an on-call nightmare for working people.

October 15, 2014

A new report suggests that racial disparities in women’s health are aggravated by states’ refusal to expand Medicaid.

October 14, 2014

The state of California has adopted a new framework of consent for colleges and universities which will have widespread implications for prosecuting sexual assault.

October 14, 2014

VAWA has sparked real progress—but we can do more to ensure that survivors have stable jobs and housing.

September 12, 2014

A new law in Illinois is set to modernize the way bosses deal with pregnant employees.

August 27, 2014

Sexual assault is a persistent problem within police departments.

August 27, 2014

A new bill would let families on welfare afford this basic necessity. What’s wrong with that?

August 13, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014

Californians fighting domestic violence say there’s a new way to help keep families safe.

August 11, 2014