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Rape is not an inevitable consequence of war, says new UN special representative Margot Wallström. And there's far more UN peacekeeping troops could do to prevent it.
The burgeoning sex industries in Syria and Jordan are thriving because of the Iraq War. The US could speed resettlement for Iraqi women who are trafficked—but it hasn't.
I know Bibi Aisha, the woman on the Time cover. But the logic of those who use her image to argue for the war escapes me. The question her story raises is, What Happens if We Stay?
Katrina vanden Heuvel and Melissa Harris-Lacewell join host Laura Flanders in studio to kick off The Nation on Grit TV. This week: the victories of Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman in California, Sharron Angle in Nevada, and Nikki Haley in South Carolina in last week's primaries are being hailed as a victory for women. Yet do conservative, anti-government women's candidacies really spell gains for women nationwide?
Ever since Sex and the City 2 hit theaters, reviewers have been battling over the cleverest way to call four grown women spoiled and self-absorbed. Why don't men get criticized like this when they conspicuously consume?
If the boom years failed to lift poor mothers into the middle class, how are they faring now that the middle class is becoming the new poor?
Mothers are wonders. But they might prefer not to be giving quite so much—in fact, research suggests they're at the breaking point.
It's our turn now--and here's our list.
The closet persists, for Eric Massa and for countless others.
Without accountability and adequate support for the victims of sexual violence during the Bosnian war, ethnic fault lines could deepen.
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