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A forum with Ellen Willis, Martha Fineman, Patricia Hill Collins, Judith Butler, Susan Brownmiller, E.J. Graff, Michael Eric Dyson, Judith Stacey and others.

As numerous reviewers of the overblown and over-remade remake of The Stepford Wives have pointed out, men do not really want to be married to robots.

In 1966 Valerie Solanas moved to New York City. At 30, she was already a woman with a difficult past. Growing up in New Jersey, she was molested by her father.

What a wonderful image of democracy and tolerance the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has presented to the world by allowing same-sex marriages.

In the early 1980s, soon after the right-wing grassroots movement gave
us a Reagan presidency, I announced that I would be boycotting my
straight friends' weddings.

The marriage-equality movement confronts anti-gay sentiment among blacks.

By the most conservative estimates, the March for Women's Lives in
Washington on April 25 was the biggest pro-choice demo ever--and it may
have been the biggest march of any kind in US history.

Anyone who thinks the contemporary women's movement is dying, over or simply irrelevant will have to think again after yesterday's March for Women's Lives.

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Black youth are perceived as adults, and their behaviors criminalized at every turn. Can this moment help change that?

November 25, 2014

Advocates pushing to expand My Brother's Keeper say it’s good to see their concerns acknowledged and keep their eyes on next steps.

November 21, 2014

Melissa Harris-Perry explains just how serious this attitude toward sexual violence really is.

November 20, 2014

Surely there's no harm in giving someone a compliment?

November 17, 2014

The average American woman works for “free” for two months thanks to the wage gap and unpaid labor.

November 13, 2014

The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideological censorship. 

November 12, 2014

A political scandal in Britain draws attention to labor exploitation that extends far beyond a single T-shirt.

November 12, 2014

Prop 47 offers relief to Californians punished for low-level, nonviolent crimes of poverty, which means it could be especially beneficial for women caught up in the criminal justice system.

November 12, 2014

If Democrats lose Senate races in North Carolina and Iowa, will the party stop campaigning on reproductive rights?

November 3, 2014

A bafflingly sexist move could scar the 2015 Women's World Cup.

October 31, 2014