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If the boom years failed to lift poor mothers into the middle class, how are they faring now that the middle class is becoming the new poor?

Mothers are wonders. But they might prefer not to be giving quite so much—in fact, research suggests they're at the breaking point.

The closet persists, for Eric Massa and for countless others.

Without accountability and adequate support for the victims of sexual violence during the Bosnian war, ethnic fault lines could deepen.

The trouble with protesting the Tim Tebow ad: all most people see is pro-choicers trying to shut up a brave mother and her son.

The Tim Tebow commercial is no departure at all for viewers of the big game.

To consider honor killing within Muslim communities a crime unto itself overlooks the patriarchal roots of much of the intimate partner violence perpetrated in the Western world.

How far have women come if a country like Canada permits a father to imprison his daughter in the cage of Saudi laws?

The first decade of filmmaking belonged to one woman alone: Alice Guy Blaché.

Blogs

Dogged reporting on women's struggle for equality has always been an explicit part of the new New York Times executive editor’s career.

June 3, 2011

The fact that Susan Rice, Samantha Power and Hillary Clinton skillfully argued for military intervention in Libya and won their point is not very interesting. So why is Robert Dreyfuss so shocked by it?

March 22, 2011

With right-wing assaults on women’s rights and reproductive health growing fiercer by the day, we can all draw strength from the committed struggle women from around the world have waged in pursuit of full gender equality.

March 8, 2011

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.

March 7, 2011

In the mounting rhetoric, what is getting lost is the fact that a reporter has been sexually assaulted.

February 15, 2011

Watch out for people who want to make life harder for real-life women on the grounds that it’ll help "women."

January 10, 2011

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the guru of the Tea Party Constitutionalists, sees no protection against discrimination in the Constitution. NOW says:  "As long as there are men in power in this country who keep women down, we need an explicit guarantee of equality in the Constitution."

January 6, 2011

The MSNBC host has brought the voices of working men and women to the fore and improved the discourse for the better. That's no defense for a "vile and inappropriate" choice of words. It is, however, why Schultz will continue to be a important contributor to the national debate.

October 26, 2010

Brett Favre is facing suspension for sending lewd photos to a team employee. The NFL won't look kindly at the future Hall of Famer for his actions because they have their eyes on the prize.

October 13, 2010

The Nation's Betsy Reed and Esquire's Tom Junod debate the appeal of female Republican candidates—and whether the conserva-femmes are actually good for women.

October 13, 2010