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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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The chained CPI proposal in Obama's fiscal cliff offer will hurt impoverished elderly women.

December 18, 2012

The fear of losing children can help save them.

December 17, 2012

Conservatives in Congress continue to block the Violence Against Women Act, denying vital protections for Native American women.

December 12, 2012

How will women dominate the economy if we’ve hit a plateau at the top?

December 11, 2012

You can save the babies or you can save the budget, but you can’t do both.

December 10, 2012

When we don't call domestic violence what it is, we dishonor the victims.

December 5, 2012

Ross Douthat is worried about fewer American babies. Family policy could be the answer.

December 4, 2012

Why letting go of being liked is so hard—but so necessary—for women.

November 29, 2012

One of the fastest-growing job sectors in the country pays $10 per hour. That’s a big problem.

November 28, 2012

Don't let abortion laws kill any more women. 

November 15, 2012