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NARAL ProChoice America wants its sisters in Connecticut to support Joe Lieberman. Are they out of their minds?

Organizers had hoped the second World Pride conference in Jerusalem would challenge religious bias against gays. But the unfolding war in Lebanon got in the way.

Every other week, in the pages of this magazine, Katha Pollitt collects
her thoughts in her column, "Subject to Debate." To say that Pollitt's
column is a hotbed of feminist polemic is only par

The only thing more absurd than the wedding gift the British government just gave Katha Pollitt is the fact that our government denies gays such benefits.

Katha Pollitt answers questions about feminism, politics and her new book, Virginity or Death! And Other Pressing Social Issues of Our Times.

International law offers protection to the oppressed. In Are Women
Human?
, feminist legal scholar Catharine A. MacKinnon exposes the
hypocrisy of not extending the same protection to women.

Antifeminists engage in moral discourse while feminists tend to speak in the language of personal choice. But what happens when choice is a bad idea--for yourself, other women or society?

In South Dakota, prochoicers are fighting back with a bipartisan
initiative challenging the abortion ban and a grassroots effort
that has put progressive Native American women on the ballot.

Mothers in America are in serious need of a new deal to remedy a profound wage gap with other working women and men, and an outdated family support structure.

As a satellite radio DJ, Bob Dylan is reaching a new generation of fans, who admire his music but, unlike earlier admirers, do not see him as a prophet.

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Nothing boosts turnout like giving votes a chance to do the right thing.

May 24, 2015

Both Rush Limbaugh and Don Draper desperately need advertising to save them. 

May 22, 2015

Another victim of Emma Sulkowicz’s alleged rapist has come forward, with a message for everyone who has doubted the mattress-carrying activist. 

May 22, 2015

Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence.

May 21, 2015

Memphis leads the nation in sexually transmitted infections, but its schools do little to keep students safe.

May 15, 2015

If he really believed in “the right to be left alone,” he’d fight for women to have as much control over their bodies as their phone records.

May 12, 2015

Different values might have prevailed if it had been Lehman Sisters rather than Lehman Brothers.

May 8, 2015

Black women have been labor movement faithfuls and today scramble to be unionized. So why aren’t there more in labor leadership?

May 1, 2015

The issue is the cartoons—and what they mean to ordinary French Muslims.

May 1, 2015

Prison and early deaths have taken 1.5 million black men from daily life. But the Rekia Boyd case shows that black women are also “missing.”

April 27, 2015