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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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So far, Bachmann has refused to acknowledge the clinics’ activities, raising questions not just about the business but also about Bachmann’s integrity as a candidate.

July 13, 2011

The former first lady fought for the Equal Rights Amendment, defended Roe v. Wade and worked with NOW. Once upon a time in America, that was not unreasonable to expect of a Republican.

July 9, 2011

Justice David Prosser, an ally of Governor Walker, has admitted to shouting obscenities at and threatening one Supreme Court Justice. Now, he is accused of physically attacking another.

July 5, 2011

Since the self-immolation carried out by a Tunisian fruit vendor which had far-reaching consequences across the region, the world has watched the political and social transformation across the Muslim world.

June 27, 2011

Liza Featherstone explains how Wal-Mart systematically discriminates against women, resists unionization and underpays its workers.

June 21, 2011

The GOP hosts a fancy fundraiser for the disgraced Senator Vitter while demanding Representative Weiner’s immediate resignation.

June 9, 2011

This isn't about Anthony Weiner's marriage or sex life. I’m angry he would risk his important role in the public debate by knowingly giving strangers access to such embarrassing photographs.

June 8, 2011

Journalists who embolden Andrew Breitbart by treating this gossip as serious news should think twice.

June 8, 2011

What kind of a professional has phone sex from his office during business hours with his staff just outside the door? Not one with his priorities in order.

June 8, 2011

Maybe in Guthrie’s new gig on the Today Show she’ll no longer have to Lean Forward From the Side.

June 5, 2011