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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

Betsy Reed and Rebecca Traister talk about the rise of conservative women in the 2010 elections.

October 5, 2010

With more men than women supporting Sarah Palin, who really benefits from the GOP's 'Year of The Conservative Woman'?

October 1, 2010

Five Republican Senate nominees recently announced that they do not support a woman's right to an abortion even in the case of rape or incest.

September 17, 2010

Although pundits galore like to do it—a lot—it makes no sense to lump the sexes into undifferentiated groups.

July 1, 2010

On the eve of Tuesday's primaries, the metaphors for powerful women are getting downright ferocious.

May 17, 2010

  Raising chickens isn't the key to feminist liberation. But women's security just might be key to ending hunger.

March 18, 2010

It's Super Bowl season, another year, another scandal. This year's outburst over CBS's $3 million Focus on the Family ad has revived the mythology around another Super Bowl ad, that one involving domestic violence. As a player in that story, I've come to anticipate game season: the domestic violence Super Bowl so-called "hoax" is one right-wing media-manufactured vampire that just won't die.

February 5, 2010

First let me put my cards on the table. I consider Jemele Hill, sports columnist for ESPN.com to be as incisive and interesting as they come. She has been a frequent and fearless guest on my radio show and is always aces on the air. That's why I'm so gobsmacked by Jemele's latest column, subtly titled, Laud the Courage in Tim Tebow's Stand.

February 3, 2010

There's been a new development since my last column appeared: the Embassy has told Ms. Quazi to send an itinerary for her departure. What that means is unclear, because she still doesn't have a passport and there is still the matter of the exit visa – but it has to be a positive sign.

January 23, 2010