Nation Topics - Gender Issues
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If corporate America and right-wing libertarians get their way, thousands of female Wal-Mart employees will never get the substance of their case heard in court.
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.