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"I've been described as a tough noisy woman--a prizefighter--a
man-hater...a Jewish mother with more complaints than Portnoy.

The Supreme Court's sweeping June 26 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas
came almost seventeen years to the day after one of the darkest moments
in the history of the gay movement.

Hawaii recently became the fifth state to make emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill, available directly from pharmacists. This is far from a small regulatory change.

Congress has once again passed a bill banning "partial-birth abortion."
It's not the first time. President Clinton vetoed similar bans in 1996
and 1997.

During the early years of the civil rights revolution, Theodore Bilbo,
the ferocious segregationist senator from Mississippi, published a book
titled Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongreli

Though polls consistently show a majority of Americans supporting freedom of choice, abortion rights are facing their greatest attack since the Supreme Court decision Roe V.

So it looks like Rick Santorum won't go the way of Trent Lott.

Globalization: Use this word in a sentence, especially as the cause of
something bad, and you will get knowing nods all around.

Led by a former Boeing machinist, Las Vegas exotic dancers are talking union.

"We are in a funding emergency today," read the e-mail from the New York
Abortion Access Fund.

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Over 100 years after the first International Women’s Day celebrations, women continue to trail behind men by every economic measure.

March 7, 2014

A triggering event can be so individual, so specific, that there is no anticipating it.

March 6, 2014

Rep. Lawrence Lockman made a career of making vile comments about AIDS, LGBTQ people, women, abortion and rape.

February 28, 2014

National outcry put Arizona’s discrimantory bill in the spotlight, but at least four other states are still considering similar bills.

February 27, 2014

We can’t change the workplace by asking women to lean out. We have to start with men.

February 26, 2014

There are countless brilliant writers and activists TED Talks could invite to speak about abortion.  

February 14, 2014

TED claims that they welcome discussion of “abortion as a social justice issue.” Let‘s hold them to it.

February 14, 2014

A Kansas bill to allow segregation against gay people shows us where the right’s conception of religious liberty leads. 

February 14, 2014

Don’t let the glowing press around Mizzou distract from the school’s awful response to a rape allegation.

February 12, 2014

It’s been ninety years since ski jumping became an Olympic sport. Today was the first time women could compete.

February 11, 2014