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President Obama

The arrival of men signifies a sea change, part of an extraordinary year for feminism, in which the conversation has been transformed.

On Wednesday November, 5 at 7pm EST, Pollitt joins MSNBC’s Irin Carmon and the New School’s Terri Gordon for a live event.

Afghanistan protest

After 13 Years of war, Afghan women are still fighting for basic human rights. 

Abortion Activists

After November 4, America could follow Texas down a very anti-woman path.

UC Berkeley

California’s affirmative consent law isn’t actually all that radical.

The line between respecting civil liberties and protecting victims is anything but clear.

What is wrong with the men at the helm of the movement?

Who today would argue publicly that women aren’t funny?

Columbia Library

Students fighting to improve campus sexual assault policies face indifference—or worse—from administrators.

Blogs

Advocates pushing to expand My Brother's Keeper say it’s good to see their concerns acknowledged and keep their eyes on next steps.

November 21, 2014

Surely there's no harm in giving someone a compliment?

November 17, 2014

The average American woman works for “free” for two months thanks to the wage gap and unpaid labor.

November 13, 2014

The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideological censorship. 

November 12, 2014

A political scandal in Britain draws attention to labor exploitation that extends far beyond a single T-shirt.

November 12, 2014

Prop 47 offers relief to Californians punished for low-level, nonviolent crimes of poverty, which means it could be especially beneficial for women caught up in the criminal justice system.

November 12, 2014

A bafflingly sexist move could scar the 2015 Women's World Cup.

October 31, 2014

Forty-two people are responsible for nearly a third of Super PAC spending in the 2014 election cycle.

October 31, 2014

The murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines reveals the homophobia in the Marine Corps and the dangers of US military presence in the region.

October 29, 2014

Cuomo's creation of the Women’s Equality Party is an attempt to use feminism against the Working Families Party, the real champions of New York’s women.

October 24, 2014