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Sex work protest

The so-called “Swedish model” banning the purchase but not the sale of sex is catching on in Europe. But does it work? And for whom?

Hobby Lobby Protest

The law, passed in 1993 with near-unanimous support, has become an excuse for bigotry, superstition and sectarianism.

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

By failing to connect the plight of trans women to the struggles of all women, feminists overlook the same culture of male entitlement they seek to combat.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

There’s no telling how far religious exemptions will go under Justice Alito’s ruling.

Abortion Clinic Protest

The court’s decision to invalidate the abortion clinic buffer zone limits the privacy women require as participants in a democracy.

stop abortion sign

While the Court did not strike down barrier zones in other states and cities, the people who brought us McCullen can take those statutes on next.

FBI badge

Systematic undercounting of sexual assaults in the US disguises a hidden rape crisis.

Billie Holiday

Joshua DuBois makes an unconvincing argument against the criticism of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

Blogs

Putting a harder cap on overtime would create more jobs and give exhausted workers more time to take care of their home lives. 

January 13, 2014

The transgender woman and activist served nineteen months of a forty-one-month sentence.

January 13, 2014

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

January 10, 2014

The New York governor’s refusal to allocate funds for universal pre-K reveals the limits of his social progressivism.

January 9, 2014

Don’t go into the new year without reading these pieces! 

December 30, 2013

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

December 26, 2013

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

December 20, 2013

The pop megastar’s surprise album touches on themes of self-authorship and control.

December 16, 2013

More diversity in leadership brings a diversity of perspectives—and might help raise objections before a bad decision goes public.

December 13, 2013

The term “rape insurance” does a disservice to women—and to the reproductive justice movement.

December 12, 2013