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Ginni Thomas called Anita Hill soon after the Times reported that Thomas's organization had accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in untraceable contributions. Did this accusation heat up the sense of persecution both Thomases feel about Hill's charge?

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

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

After Sarah Palin declared that the "Mama Grizzlies" were taking over the Republican party, the media reacted as if Republican women were an undiscovered species. Is there really anything new about this year's crop of conservative female candidates?

The choice of former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet to head the new United Nations agency for women may be the most important and smartest appointment Ban Ki-moon makes in his tenure as UN secretary-general.

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?

Blogs

The downturn may have had a bigger impact on whether women stay home than men.

May 7, 2012

The war on women is real, but it doesn’t stop with abortion—or here at home.

May 3, 2012

Republican opposition to the Violence Against Women Act demonstrates the power and importance including the most marginalized.

April 27, 2012

Wisconsin's governor is not just attacking labor rights, and voting rights, he's attacking access to reproductive rights. And Wisconsin women are losing  some vital Planned Parenthood services.

April 20, 2012

Want to end pay discrimination? All it takes is raising the minimum wage, increasing unionization and passing family leave policies!

April 17, 2012

How can presidential candidates sway women voters this election season?

April 16, 2012

Neither Republicans nor Democrats treat parenting as work, and thousands of poor women are living in poverty today as living proof of that fact.

April 16, 2012

Thanks to strict, new voter ID laws that have swept through states, transgender citizens and others whose gender identities don’t match the state’s declaration of it may not be ale to vote in November.

 
April 16, 2012

The phrase “never worked a day in her life” immediately creates an Us vs. Them—and the media loves it.

April 13, 2012

What point was Hilary Rosen really trying to make?

April 13, 2012