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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.

Despite all their well-deserved success, the UConn women's basketball team struggles in the shadow of their megalomaniacal coach Geno Auriemma.

We take it for granted that when men hit, it's up to women to run away. Except, some of them stay.

Michelle Obama defies the boxes in which women have been caged, expanding the force field of feminism in ecumenical and unsettling ways.

An outstanding history of women's struggle for equality through the courts and in the legal profession.

Elizabeth Mendez Berry Young love is supposed to hurt a bit emotionally, but increasingly, it bruises.

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Low-income women were expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Now that’s at risk.

July 17, 2012

Rape jokes that expose the cruelty of the act can be funny. Tosh’s wasn’t. 

July 16, 2012

Funnily enough, not all comedians are defending Daniel Tosh’s rape jokes.

July 12, 2012

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

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

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