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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

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

A new guide for journalists argues that we get an inaccurate picture of reproductive health issues when we use language carelessly.

January 22, 2015