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Preventing further sexual and economic violence will require a more equitable distribution of resources within the country and the hemisphere.

Gay rights protest

An alliance is born between anti-gay, anti-abortion American groups and the Russian Orthodox Church.

Amid the bad news for women, the year had its bright moments.

With Duck Dynasty, A&E has a golden opportunity to get real.

When Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, R. Kelly and capitalism killed sexual liberation.

Islamic feminists

Muslim women are fighting for their rights from within Islamic tradition, rather than against it.

Gift

Want to help Texas women? African AIDS orphans? Here's how.

Illustration

Women writers are far outnumbered by men in magazines and book reviews, but why? Part of the answer lies in book publishing.

Blogs

Texas is a case study in the disastrous consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision that invalidated a key section of the Voting Rights Act.

October 23, 2013

As Fox News airs a victim-blaming “analysis,” the teen at the center of the case, Daisy Coleman, weighs in with her own testimony.

October 18, 2013

The Maryville case is yet another example of why we need to educate people about rape.

October 16, 2013

A new case of lax punishment of sexual assault has arisen in Maryville, Missouri, drawing comparisons to Steubenville.

October 15, 2013

Amid pressure from progressive and women's right organizations, President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve. 

October 9, 2013

The House stood and applauded the shooting death of Miriam Carey, further perpetuating the idea that black women’s lives are not worth as much as others. 

October 8, 2013

Cut off from federal funding, programs serving abused women may be forced to close. 

October 8, 2013

On the occasion of Showtime’s new miniseries, reflections on how the world changed when women learned to demand men give them orgasms.

October 7, 2013

A 16-year-old woman in Nebraska has been forced to carry a child to birth by a court—we must stop punishing young women for their bodies and let them make their own choices.

October 7, 2013

After tagging Bill de Blasio a “commie,” how will they twist the image of Chirlane McCray?

October 3, 2013