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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

Domestic workers could get left out of the fast track and even the slow track for citizenship, but there are ways to include them in reform.

February 12, 2013

As we mark the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, how far have we come? And how far do we have to go?

February 6, 2013

Kathryn Jean Lopez is disappointed that the first lady holds Beyoncé in such high regard. Even if she didn’t, that wouldn’t stop the racist and sexist attacks aimed at her.

February 5, 2013

The rest of the developed world has left us in the dust since we enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993.

February 5, 2013

New data shows families are resorting to ever more drastic measures when faced with unpaid leave.

February 4, 2013

New allegations at UNC remind us how bad our campus rape problem really is.

January 18, 2013

Victim-blaming is the ultimate reminder of how little women matter.

January 11, 2013

Domestic workers make up a growing part of the global workforce—working under some of the worst conditions.

January 10, 2013

Involuntary mental health care and police profiling will not make the United States safer.

December 28, 2012

Why letting go of being liked is so hard—but so necessary—for women.

November 29, 2012