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After surviving years of gender-based violence as a weapon of war, grassroots activists from Eastern Congo developed a list of twelve demands for equality and justice.

Marriage as an institution might deserve closer scrutiny, Melissa Harris-Perry explains, but people simply making "different decisions" about their own lives deserve to be left alone.

Traditionally female-heavy industries—once thought to be recession-proof—are being hit hard by the “tough choices” made by governors facing depleted state coffers.

Johnson explains how the tiny Nordic country came to be the most feminist place on earth.

Older and younger feminists don't clash over ideas, but about power and visibility in the movement, says Katha Pollitt.

Women still earn 77 cents on a man's dollar for full-time work. The Paycheck Fairness Act would have helped remedy that unequal pay. On this week's The Breakdown, the Center for American Progress's Heather Boushey joins Christopher Hayes to talk about why Republican senators blocked the bill.

Republicans block equal pay legislation—for this Congress, and for many to come.

Nancy Spero began using only the female figure in her paintings to push back the limits of her world.

Anita Hill may not have stopped Clarence Thomas from being confirmed to the Supreme Court, but in the wake of her accusations, our culture changed. Or did it, really?

Blogs

It’s more important for girls to be angry at our misogynist culture than to “love themselves.”

August 2, 2012

Sequestration cuts will hit women fastest and hardest.

July 30, 2012

This vulnerable group could be left high and dry just when they should be trying to save for retirement.

July 23, 2012

A few high school students organizing online are helping push women’s equality back into the conversation about the presidential debates.

July 20, 2012

Yahoo’s appointment of a female CEO is historic, but that doesn’t mean she’s coming in with plans to blaze trails for other women.

July 18, 2012

Low-income women were expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Now that’s at risk.

July 17, 2012

Rape jokes that expose the cruelty of the act can be funny. Tosh’s wasn’t. 

July 16, 2012

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