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Advocates of African-Americans and women achieve more by working together than by fighting.

The oppression of Muslim women is a major theme among the Islamofascistly aware. If only they felt the same about other women on earth.

David Horowitz serves up a witch's brew of Cheney-style anti-jihadism, mixed with anti-feminism and a sour dash of anti-Semitism.

A conversation with the author and Feministing.com founder about why the next wave of feminist activism will take place online.

A scourge of health problems has nail salon workers wondering about the industry's safety standards.

The lovelorn, fragile women the media once revered have given way to skank posses of the skinny, the slutty and the overindulged.

Wendy Shalit's new book pits "good girls" against "girls gone wild." But where's the middle ground?

Demonized for decades by ideological foes on the right and left, the mother of the birth control movement is finally able to speak for herself.

A Cuban writer pays tribute to Vilma Espín, wife of Raúl Castro and Cuba's first lady, who fought tirelessly for the rights of women in a male-dominated country.

The Dangerous Book for Boys does no boy a favor by resuscitating the Anglo-imperial manly ideals. And what about girls?

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Flexible scheduling is creating an on-call nightmare for working people.

October 15, 2014

A new report suggests that racial disparities in women’s health are aggravated by states’ refusal to expand Medicaid.

October 14, 2014

The state of California has adopted a new framework of consent for colleges and universities which will have widespread implications for prosecuting sexual assault.

October 14, 2014

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