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

Malalai Joya

US forces used the plight of Afghan women to justify war—but twelve years later, women are still suffering.

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The devaluation of “content” is bad for readers and for democracy.

At an afternoon of feminist performance art on Brooklyn stoops, eavesdropping was encouraged.

Maryville, Missouri courthouse

Unfortunately, Justice Rehnquist’s conservative Supreme Court made sure it wouldn't.

Matthew Shepard Mourners

A new book by Stephen Jimenez tells a very different story about the killing of Matthew Shepard by Aaron McKinney.

Madame Restell

Novelist Kate Manning richly reimagines Madame Restell as a defender of women from the horrors of poverty, male privilege and their own physiology.

So why do many LGBT people, and others, feel so deeply about the need to have them?

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Victim-blaming is the ultimate reminder of how little women matter.

January 11, 2013

Domestic workers make up a growing part of the global workforce—working under some of the worst conditions.

January 10, 2013

An anti-fascist, a radical, an immigrant, an outsider, her pioneering work to launch women’s history programs and feminist movements was transformational.

January 8, 2013

The state-level right-wing agenda will continue to hit poor women on all fronts.

January 8, 2013

Following the media coverage of the controversy and the protests it has sparked.

January 7, 2013

It's time to acknowledge that the rape epidemic in the US is not just about the crimes themselves, but our own cultural and political willful ignorance.

January 4, 2013

The National Task Force to End Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women is imploring the 113th Congress to restore VAWA immediately. Join the call.

January 3, 2013

Involuntary mental health care and police profiling will not make the United States safer.

December 28, 2012

Despite working more hours than their peers in other high-income countries, single mothers in the US have higher poverty rates. 

December 21, 2012