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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

How can Republicans legislate something they’re too afraid to say?

June 15, 2012

North Dakota voters soundly reject a proposal to tear down the wall of separation between church and state. In so doing, they confirm popular distaste for the right-wing strategy of trying to stir religious fears.

June 13, 2012

The Virginia governor would be a leading contender for the Republican vice-presidential nomination if he hadn’t signed an extreme anti–abortion rights bill. 

June 11, 2012

How dress codes discriminate against women.

June 8, 2012

More money in women’s pockets will mean more spending power in political campaigns.

June 4, 2012

What’s next for the Defense of Marriage Act?

June 1, 2012

On the third anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s death, let’s honor his memory by trusting women.

May 31, 2012

The Mormon Church is a corporation, says author and essayist Terry Tempest Williams, and there is reason to fear a Romney presidency....

May 27, 2012

Let the media—left, right, center—know that the crude sexualization of women who voice their opinions in public is not “satire.” It’s misogyny.

May 25, 2012

The anti-choice movement may be winning on labels, but they’re losing on the issues.

May 25, 2012