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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

Decades of feminist work on rape awareness may have changed policy, but it has done little to change the culture.

March 22, 2013

The difficult conditions that affect domestic workers also plague nurses in hospitals.

March 20, 2013

The show somehow understands things about the pervasiveness and horror of violence and sexual abuse that most police procedurals don’t.

March 19, 2013

Without an affirmative consent model, rapists will continue to go free based on outrageous arguments about whether or not their victim didn’t want it enough.

March 15, 2013

What can women do to be treated equally? And what do men have to do with it?

March 13, 2013

Short version: a huge reduction in many of the programs they rely on.

March 12, 2013

Working parents will benefit enormously from an affordable, quality place to send their kids.

March 6, 2013

Sexist practices once reserved for female employees have now spread throughout the whole economy.

February 21, 2013

Nineteen years after the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, we need to reauthorize. We also need to do more.

February 15, 2013

The lies we tell about domestic violence are killing women.

February 15, 2013