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An NYU law student asks a Supreme Court Justice, "Do you sodomize your wife?"

Women seeking refuge in the United States receive a cold welcome.

I never thought I would miss unfair, infuriating, over-the-top Andrea Dworkin.

My 91-year-old friend Alice, like many elderly women, has outlived her modest savings.

Women don't shout. Women don't like politics. Women shrink from intellectual debate. Women don't try.

Beijing Plus 10, the follow-up on the momentous 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, is opening at the United Nations as I write, and like other UN gatherings since George W.

Antichoice activists cross another line.

Mourning the loss of "moral values" voters, Democratic leaders have been
softening the party's language on reproductive rights.

Though Mike must do what he thinks right,
A lot of us think it's a pity,
Since we were hoping SpongeBob might
Decide to marry in the city.

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We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

This week’s Supreme Court ruling is one step toward protecting pregnant workers from the whims of their employers.

March 27, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015

In the dead serious discussion about student sexual vulnerability, there’s no place for cheeky provocateurs.

March 16, 2015

Some solutions might help mothers on an individual level while increasing systemic problems.

March 13, 2015

Amid a delayed election and a horrific Boko Haram insurgency, Nigerian women and girls are increasingly becoming targets—and tools—of violence.

March 11, 2015

The military is still now allowing Manning to grow her hair like a female prisoner.

March 5, 2015

Lean In Together tells men equality isn’t a zero-sum game. But it’s going to have to be.

March 5, 2015

Colleges around the country are considering adding a third gender option to their student rosters. 

March 4, 2015

The US Department of Justice seeks answers in the wake of a nation-wide sexual assault epidemic on college campuses.

March 2, 2015