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Fifteen years ago, rappers like Public Enemy, KRS-One and Queen Latifah
were received as heralds of a new movement.

In Hicksville, Long Island, on any given Sunday afternoon, pierced and
tattooed teenagers in black clothing gather to listen and watch as
groups of kids like themselves tear their fingertips on

On the self-titled debut record by punk/dance band Le Tigre, there's a
short song called "Eau d'Bedroom Dancing" that pays tribute to the
timeless tradition of spinning around one's bedroom, al

Their support of Democrats declined in 2002, helping to sink the party's fortunes.

If single women have been told once, they've been told a thousand times:
Don't think you're ever too successful or too young to have your ovaries
shrivel up and die. Use 'em or lose 'em!

The war between religious fanaticism and secular modernity is fought
over women's bodies.

Nature versus nurture was always too simple a formulation. Now, we ask: Is it chance, choice, family, culture, hormones or genes that determine who we are and whom we love?

At a V-Day summit, feminist antiviolence activists shared strategy and gnocchi.

The night after the Bush Administration announced its refusal to grant the United Nations Population Fund $34 million dollars, Jane Roberts was so outraged she couldn't sleep.

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States passed fifty-three laws restricting abortion last year, but midterm elections give pro-choice activists an opportunity to flip the trend. 

January 14, 2014

Cornell's decision to update its policy has been framed as the administration’s unprompted decision to do the right thing, but students and faculty have been calling for change for some time.

January 14, 2014

Putting a harder cap on overtime would create more jobs and give exhausted workers more time to take care of their home lives. 

January 13, 2014

The transgender woman and activist served nineteen months of a forty-one-month sentence.

January 13, 2014

In the eyes of Texas, one woman is now nothing more than a machine.

January 10, 2014

The New York governor’s refusal to allocate funds for universal pre-K reveals the limits of his social progressivism.

January 9, 2014

Don’t go into the new year without reading these pieces! 

December 30, 2013

Let us not dignify this incident by calling it a culture war.

December 26, 2013

Monetary policy is a feminist issue—and Janet Yellen has an opportunity to change some of the Fed’s basic values.

December 20, 2013

The pop megastar’s surprise album touches on themes of self-authorship and control.

December 16, 2013