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The real story of Christine O'Donnell's time at the Claremont Institute is how thoroughly she absorbed its viciously antigay politics.

Masturbation is normal, natural and good for you; you wouldn't know it from the hours of talk-media devoted to winks and nudges over the adventures of Christine O'Donnell.

The right-wing "owns" sex—it's always taught to children on their terms.

The decision overturning Proposition 8 is full of careful reasoning in support of same-sex marriage. But is it written so broadly that it invites the Supreme Court to weigh in—and what will happen if it does?

The right-wing media has gone silent on gay marriage in California, says Richard Kim, and fearmongering has shifted to the Ground Zero mosque.

Last month, the House of Representatives took steps toward repealing the military's discriminatory DADT policy, pending the results of a Pentagon study on the issue. But what impact could the study have on the repeal of DADT?

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?

We blame girls—but it's the boys who are sabotaging attempts at safer sex, studies suggest.

Three thousand Americans, imprisoned for being "sexually dangerous," are locked up not for what they've done but for what someone fears they will do.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should send a strong message: whatever Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was trying to do the night he was accused of rape, it's not a game.

Blogs

Laws requiring teens to tell their parents they’re having an abortion are a problem everywhere they exist, but Alabama’s represents a new low.

October 9, 2014

Taken literally, California’s new law mandating an affirmative consent standard on college campuses could redefine a lot of consensual sex as rape. Should we be worried?

September 29, 2014

Young women are fed up with being pressured to curate their appearance and, by extension, others’ potentially lecherous thoughts about them. They’re fighting back.

August 27, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Northwestern officials will finally comply with the Violence Against Women Act and compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

July 3, 2014

A reporter interviews a young woman about her contraceptive choices. 

March 18, 2014

National outcry put Arizona’s discrimantory bill in the spotlight, but at least four other states are still considering similar bills.

February 27, 2014

The conservative Times columnist thinks liberals should agree to restrict abortion in order to fight family inequality. He’s wrong—and he probably knows it. 

January 27, 2014

Let us not dignify this incident by calling it a culture war.

December 26, 2013

If the Barnard administration takes the idea that adult women should have control over their bodies seriously, then students and RAs should be able to decide for themselves how often guests can stay over. 

November 6, 2013