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A worker prepares for The Oscars

The Sundance-to-Oscar pipeline has been great for independent film directors—at least the male ones.

pro-choice

The last century—and the next—of women’s struggle for justice.

Pope Benedict

If the Catholic Church is to change, the first thing that needs to happen is no pope, and certainly not an infallible one.

HIllary Clinton

She vowed to make women’s rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy. How did she do?

Nancy Keenan

As Roe v. Wade turns forty, NARAL seeks to mobilize a younger generation of activists.

SlutWalk protest

Rape culture exists because we don't believe it does. Here's how to empower men and women to change the status quo.

Zero Dark Thirty

The film’s torture scenes do not excuse or glorify torture; they do something worse: draw the audience into accommodating it.

Demonstration in favor of ERA

Now that women will be on the front lines in combat, maybe the country is finally ready to put gender equality in the Constitution.

Woman at a protest

After the 2012 elections, women in Washington have a long to-do list—and it doesn’t stop at reproductive rights.

Protest against rape

Hate crimes in America—and elsewhere—add up to the world’s longest war. 

Blogs

Domestic violence rates have skyrocketed in the aftermath of the recession, but governors are cutting funds for victims.

July 12, 2012

Yes, jokes about rape can be funny. Daniel Tosh’s wasn’t.

July 12, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

July 12, 2012

As the media fixate on women on the pinnacle of society, the vast majority face more daunting obstacles, and go unnoticed. 

July 5, 2012

Born into the era of mainstream girl power, stressed-out 'super girls' need to take a step back, and a new center wants to help them do that.

July 3, 2012

When it comes to conversations about parenting, why do we keep letting men off the hook?

June 27, 2012

Even the non-sporty among us have likely benefited from its enforcement.

June 25, 2012

His conversion from a onetime foe of same-sex marriage into a supporter hasn’t changed his regressive, punitive views on marriage one bit.

June 24, 2012

Ann-Marie Slaughter’s cover story in The Atlantic is devoid of tools for real change, but at least it starts a conversation.

June 21, 2012

Catholic hospitals net billions in federal funding—yet demand special public policy just for them. 

June 20, 2012