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As politicians square off on gay marriage, progressives must enter the debate.

Months after Strom Thurmond's African-American daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, stepped into history, commentators continue to step around the most explosive aspect of this controversy wi

While the world looks the other way, sexual violence spreads in the Congo.

When I was quite young, my entire image of marriage was filtered through the bible of Bride Magazine.

This morning I got an e-mail from Feminist Majority asking me to e-mail the President protesting the Iraqi Governing Council's approval of Resolution 137, which would abolish current family law a

Although the film isn't ready this year, there will be an event January 22 at Bluestockings bookstore in New York (172 Allen Street, 7-8:30 pm) and other events as far away as Grand Forks, North Dakota. Laura Flanders's Your Call radio program will also feature a Roe anniversary show. Listen online at www.yourcallradio.org.

Bush projects macho, but it looks forced. Could Howard Dean be the "it" candidate?

Teen girls are the target market for a new wave of stripper-inspired merchandise.

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Backing policies that enable to women to access health insurance, earn fair wages, pay for college, start a small business: that’s showing respect.

May 22, 2012

For women in politics, sexuality is often a liability. Will two new shows break the mold?

May 22, 2012

Dharun Ravi's case and the story of Tyler Clementi highlight how far American society has yet to go.

May 22, 2012

The House version of the Violence Against Women Act would reduce legal protections for women, especially minorities and immigrants.

May 21, 2012

House Republicans want to legislate a hierarchy of victimhood.

May 17, 2012

Many Americans think the president came out for gay marriage for political motivations. That could be a good thing.

May 15, 2012

There’s a growing trend of criminalizing rape survivors in order to guarantee their testimonies at trial.

May 15, 2012

How a generational shift in feminism is setting the agenda for American women.

May 15, 2012

What if heterosexual couples voluntarily refused the benefits of marriage that are denied to most of our gay and lesbian friends and family?

May 14, 2012

How much of an impact will gay donors have in the upcoming presidential election?

May 14, 2012