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American military escalation will not liberate the women of Afghanistan. Instead, the hardships of war take a disproportionate toll on women and their families.

Sex doesn't actually sell women's sports, so why is Wimbledon still prioritizing pretty players?

Michael Jackson's fame and fortune ensured he had few barriers to the pursuit of whatever Mad Hatter fancy seized him--including his made-to-order kids.

The latest political sex scandal isn't a scandal at all but a circumstance as old and common as time.

The massive participation by women in Iran's street demonstrations is surprising only if you accept the mullahs' view of women as weak and passive vessels.

It might sound milder, and appear hipper, but it traffics in the same old sexism.

A Wesleyan student is stalked and killed by a man with a gun and a mind full of hate.

There's a palpable disconnect between moms and young feminists. What will this mean for the next generation as they begin to raise children of their own?

More women have fought and died in Iraq than in all the wars since World War II put together. Yet the US military continues to treat them like second class citizens.

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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