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Anita Hill

Her Senate testimony made her into a feminist icon, but her new book underscores her enduring career as a professor and writer.

Because you spoke out twenty years ago, women no longer shrug off sexual harassment—we press charges.

Sexual harassment had been a common experience of black women’s work life since they arrived in America, and it was black women plaintiffs who first comprehended that sexual abuse at work was discrimination. 

From SlutWalks to class action lawsuits to ordinary women feeling empowered to speak out against sexual harassment—that’s change we can believe in.
 

Anita Hill hearing

She put sexual harassment on the map, but twenty years later, more than half of all high school and college age women report being harassed.

Once I start wondering about our barbarous legal system, I can't stop.

Women's social roles—not to mention structural economic constraints—actually make it more expensive to be female in the United States. 

As domestic workers win state-level struggles for workplace protections, their employers—many of them middle-class families—get stuck with the bill, while the government gets off scot-free.

Liza Featherstone explains how Wal-Mart systematically discriminates against women, resists unionization and underpays its workers.

Blogs

Funnily enough, not all comedians are defending Daniel Tosh’s rape jokes.

July 12, 2012

Domestic violence rates have skyrocketed in the aftermath of the recession, but governors are cutting funds for victims.

July 12, 2012

Yes, jokes about rape can be funny. Daniel Tosh’s wasn’t.

July 12, 2012

As the media fixate on women on the pinnacle of society, the vast majority face more daunting obstacles, and go unnoticed. 

July 5, 2012

Born into the era of mainstream girl power, stressed-out 'super girls' need to take a step back, and a new center wants to help them do that.

July 3, 2012

When it comes to conversations about parenting, why do we keep letting men off the hook?

June 27, 2012

Even the non-sporty among us have likely benefited from its enforcement.

June 25, 2012

Ann-Marie Slaughter’s cover story in The Atlantic is devoid of tools for real change, but at least it starts a conversation.

June 21, 2012

The Virginia governor would be a leading contender for the Republican vice-presidential nomination if he hadn’t signed an extreme anti–abortion rights bill. 

June 11, 2012

More money in women’s pockets will mean more spending power in political campaigns.

June 4, 2012