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Protest against rape

Hate crimes in America—and elsewhere—add up to the world’s longest war. 

San Francisco

Life on San Francisco’s streets for women over 50 is filled with hardships, small and large.

Pro-choice protest

Planned Parenthood has concluded that “choice” is not always the best rallying cry. But it can still pack a punch.

Prochoice protest

After taking some hits, the movement for abortion rights is pushing back—and has some new tricks up its sleeve.

Protesters in India

Exploding the myth of the “two Indias,” the brutal attacks on women have shown that there is only one, where social Darwinism reigns. 

Farmworkers

Refusing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, Republicans are leaving rape victims with few options.

Advertisement for abortion in South Africa

Long waits and too few providers are consigning more and more women to illegal abortions.

Our civil rights discourse must address the ways our institutions systemically oppress certain communities.

But will it decide that the petitioners have standing?

Blogs

“The Republicans don’t have a war on women. They have a war for women.”

January 23, 2014

Because the “War on Women” worked so well last time.

January 23, 2014

In the wake of the Supreme Court fight over buffer zones, it’s clear that we need something more proactive to protect women and their rights.

January 21, 2014

Republicans are once again promoting marriage as a solution to poverty. A comprehensive new report shows why it won't work. 

 

January 15, 2014

States passed fifty-three laws restricting abortion last year, but midterm elections give pro-choice activists an opportunity to flip the trend. 

January 14, 2014

Cornell's decision to update its policy has been framed as the administration’s unprompted decision to do the right thing, but students and faculty have been calling for change for some time.

January 14, 2014

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