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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

What did the critics have to say in 1979? 

February 6, 2014

Our culture will bend over backwards to inject doubt into Dylan Farrow’s harrowing open letter about being sexually assaulted by Allen.

February 3, 2014

Conservatives want to see more marriages, but the government has a poor track record of getting people together.

January 27, 2014

In the wake of the Supreme Court fight over buffer zones, it’s clear that we need something more proactive to protect women and their rights.

January 21, 2014

In the eyes of Texas, one woman is now nothing more than a machine.

January 10, 2014

Monetary policy is a feminist issue—and Janet Yellen has an opportunity to change some of the Fed’s basic values.

December 20, 2013

Society gives women little room to make mistakes, but their aversion to risk taking may pay off for companies’ bottom lines.

November 26, 2013

A woman in the US is raped every two minutes; journalists need to learn how to talk about that appropriately.

October 25, 2013

Texas is a case study in the disastrous consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision that invalidated a key section of the Voting Rights Act.

October 23, 2013

Amid pressure from progressive and women's right organizations, President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve. 

October 9, 2013