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The first female winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics serves as both a landmark and an alarming reflection of the limited role of women in the physical sciences.

The campaign against forced prostitution works when it addresses victims' needs.

If women's equality is the cause of our time, we'll get further by acknowledging it's a challenge no country has fully met than by framing it as a Western crusade.

Do brothel raids help trafficking victims escape abuse, or skirt the reality that makes recovery so difficult for the "rescued?"

A movie about women's struggle to express their gifts through work? Delicious.

Under the current healthcare system, many women have become a medical underclass. So why do so many oppose a healthcare overhaul?

Filmmaker Tyler Perry may see himself as creating modern-day fairy tales for black women, but he's actually reinforcing some seriously conservative gender politics.

Pollitt's new book explores many themes including poetry and politics, poetry and motherhood, and why poetry matters, even if people think it doesn't.

We could bash divorce forever, but what's the point? Even Jesus can't keep unhappy spouses together.

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Despite the centrality of women's issues and women's votes, not a single mention was made by either candidate.

October 4, 2012

The End of Men’s prediction of an American matriarchy fails to define what that would actually entail.

October 2, 2012

Antipoverty activists are asking both candidates to speak up about growing poverty in the United States. 

September 21, 2012

In a new ad, the Republican Senator pretends that he is pro-choice, when his record is anything but.  

September 14, 2012

In the Republican Party, being a leading lady means loving your supporting role.

September 13, 2012

Republican House leadership continues to block passage of the Violence Against Women Act. No one suffers the consequences of this political gamesmanship more than Native women.

September 11, 2012

If women really do become this country’s breadwinners, it’ll likely mean more families slip from the middle class.

September 6, 2012

While Democrats are effusing over the Mom-in-Chief, it’s worth noting that a branch of NOW is currently petitioning Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stop discrimination against moms with young kids and infants.

September 5, 2012

Michelle Obama’s mission last night was to convince Americans that she and the president deeply understand the real challenges facing Americans today, and she aced it.

September 5, 2012

Pink-collar jobs have been decimated right alongside declining blue-collar work.

September 4, 2012