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Pregnant woman

Few new mothers get paid maternity leave. Those who take unpaid leave often go deep into debt to make ends meet.

A woman at an Occupy Boston protest

Why is it so hard to understand that women's rights are an economic issue?

The bishops want to put a stop to the nuns’ focus on social justice. Thanks to their second-class status within the church, the nuns have little recourse.

Ann Romney

The brouhaha over Hilary Rosen’s comments was not really about whether what stay-home mothers do is work.

Hillary Clinton

The texting, globe-trotting secretary of state has become the Post-Teen Choice Favorite. But memification carries its own pitfalls.

Unemployed mother

Women dominate growing sectors like retail and home healthcare—but the jobs there are grueling and the wages are low.

The newest UN agency, once hailed as the best hope for action on women’s rights, fell short of money and power this year.

As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has deliberately and systematically bankrupted state-provided healthcare for low income and uninsured women.

Herman Cain

More than two weeks after the GOP candidate was accused of sexual harassment, Republican men still support him.

Twenty years after Anita Hill boldly brought workplace sexual harassment to the American public consciousness, The Nation celebrates the progress we have made in the two decades since and reflects on the challenges we still face.

Blogs

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

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