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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.

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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.

New Delhi, India, January 22, 2014

Why does the belief that women are safest when secluded still hold sway in India?

Yes, it humanizes the women held in Litchfield Penitentiary—but it laughs at the idea that they could change anything about their circumstances.

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Who is more valuable, a living woman or a dying fetus? The Catholic Church has given its answer, and Savita Halapannavar is dead.

November 14, 2012

Sam Gordon has become an Internet sensation after the spread of viral videos showing her shredding Pee Wee football defenses with a series of dynamic touchdown runs.

November 11, 2012

We need a choice, not an echo—especially on “legitimate rape.”

November 10, 2012

Nope. Just like the majority of Americans, they cast their vote for the candidate they trusted to fight rampant economic inequality and keep the recovery going.

November 8, 2012

Did women’s silence on “private” issues like abortion and sexual assault tank the GOP?

November 8, 2012

Women voters said “buh-bye” to extreme GOP misogynists.

November 7, 2012

Women will head to the polls tomorrow strongly in favor of government spending and protections.

November 5, 2012

As governor, Romney worked against gay adoption and anti-bullying efforts. 

October 29, 2012

Message from America to low-income women: you’re not mothers, you’re just moochers.

October 29, 2012

It’s not about the sex—it’s about the emotion.

October 26, 2012