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They’ve been competing for decades—but now they’re proudly and publicly out.

As a former George Washington University basketball player and the first openly transgender Division I athlete, Kye Allums is no stranger to transgender ignorance in the media.

Wedding ring

Research says yes. So why are conservative policy makers pushing marriage as a panacea for poverty?

Buffer zone

At oral argument, members of the Supreme Court seemed suspicious that a thirty-five-foot buffer was necessary for safe entrance to reproductive health facilities.

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.

Blogs

Why the next feminist battle should be defining rape for the masses.

October 23, 2012

Will Romney and Ryan be held accountable for their proposed rollback of women’s rights?

October 22, 2012

STUDENT WINNER: American women can’t afford the Republican rollback of rights our forebears fought so hard to win. 

October 19, 2012

Romney’s now-infamous “binders full of women” show how little the Republican candidate knows about overcoming structural inequality. 

October 19, 2012

One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women—and men—dancing is a revolution.

October 19, 2012

Nashville understands something crucial about “kickass” women: they’re professionals first.

October 19, 2012

“If you don't trust me with my body, why should I trust you with my country?”

October 18, 2012

Add contraception and pay equity to the list of issues Romney keeps waffling on. 

October 17, 2012

The vice-presidential debate gave us a prominent Catholic politician going on record that faith and respect for women’s own decision-making don’t have to be opposed.

October 12, 2012

It’s time for some men on Twitter to handle criticism better.

October 12, 2012