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As Congress squabbles over how and whether to revamp the welfare law,
one thing is clear: The Bush Administration has marriage on the mind.
The Administration has already promised to make marri

If you've never set foot in the likes of Club Paradise, Scarlett's, New
York Dolls, Secrets, Peepers or the boldly named Booby Trap (yes, it
does exist), your image of a strip club might be bor

Debbie Nathan is an attendee of Feminist Futures, a
New York-based study group whose organizers include Leonore Tiefer.

The military needs more lawyers. More accurately, the Defense Department
wants military recruiters to recruit law students on campus and through
official channels.

When several soldiers killed their wives, an old problem was suddenly news.

A few years ago, an intellectual historian uncovered the story of Betty
Friedan's formative years as a Popular Front journalist and activist in
the 1940s.

In 1967 the world-renowned if somewhat Dickensianly named sexologist
John Money was offered a case he couldn't refuse.

Shannon O'Brien had advantages going into the campaign for the
Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Massachusetts. As the state
treasurer, she'd won a statewide race.

In some parts of China, local officials keep track of women's menstrual periods. We haven't come to that, but anyone who thinks women's reproductive and sexual privacy is secure in America wasn't following the news this summer.

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Being pregnant, I get a front-row seat to the gender-policing that happens before a baby’s even born.

May 24, 2012

Lawsuits alone won’t be enough for a real cultural shift.

May 23, 2012

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