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With the birth of Nadya Suleman's octuplets, we confront the virtues of motherhood, the ethics of fertility clinics and the myths we still concoct about childless women's worth.

Obama should make gender equality a keystone of his presidency--and the economic stimulus is a great place to start.

God's gift to journalism--and to feminism.

CNN's Campbell Brown slams the McCain campaign for barring their own VP pick from speaking with reporters, a move Brown calls unequivocally 'sexist'.

Her politics are detestable, but can we take a moment to recognize that Sarah Palin is one tough woman?

Ten tough questions for Sarah Palin. Really tough.

Hillary's signature attire is one phase in women's power-dressing; Michelle's sheath is another. But the shoes...

His convention speech should draw from the wisdom of black women activists who were the prophets of American democracy.

What does Barack Obama have to say to working-class women? Plenty. But he's got to prove he's willing to listen to their concerns.

Hillary Clinton's moving speech cemented a place for herself and the feminist movement in the unfolding drama of the 2008 presidential election.

Blogs

VAWA has sparked real progress—but we can do more to ensure that survivors have stable jobs and housing.

September 12, 2014

A new law in Illinois is set to modernize the way bosses deal with pregnant employees.

August 27, 2014

Sexual assault is a persistent problem within police departments.

August 27, 2014

A new bill would let families on welfare afford this basic necessity. What’s wrong with that?

August 13, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014

Californians fighting domestic violence say there’s a new way to help keep families safe.

August 11, 2014

Being a woman in Iraq was difficult before the ISIS offensive. The current wave of militarization is making life even worse.

July 2, 2014

In Louisiana, women’s health could prove a meaningful point of divergence between the Democratic incumbent and her Republican challengers.

June 23, 2014

Professional dress was created with the male worker in mind, and the unclear guidelines facing women shows we haven’t fully accepted them in the workplace.

June 20, 2014

Women of color are affected by racism too. We can’t keep sending the message that they aren’t.

June 19, 2014