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Pope Benedict

If the Catholic Church is to change, the first thing that needs to happen is no pope, and certainly not an infallible one.

Demonstration in favor of ERA

Now that women will be on the front lines in combat, maybe the country is finally ready to put gender equality in the Constitution.

Outrageous GOP attacks on women could result in a repeat of the 1992 phenomenon, which saw an upsurge in women elected to Congress.

At a solidarity event in Manhattan, Pussy Riot supporters drew connections between threats to free expression in Russia and in the United States.

Sgt. Luis Walker was sentenced to 20 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. Now will Congress investigate?

Lackland Air Force Base

Twelve of the base's instructors have been accused of sexual assault, with thirty-one female trainees identified as victims.

Barack Obama

The president’s endorsement of same-sex marriage is a testament to the generations of activists who waged a brave and often lonely battle for gay rights.

A mother and child

Child-rearing fads aren’t really about children. They’re about regulating the behavior of women.

Pregnant woman

Few new mothers get paid maternity leave. Those who take unpaid leave often go deep into debt to make ends meet.

Blogs

What did the critics have to say in 1979? 

February 6, 2014

Our culture will bend over backwards to inject doubt into Dylan Farrow’s harrowing open letter about being sexually assaulted by Allen.

February 3, 2014

Conservatives want to see more marriages, but the government has a poor track record of getting people together.

January 27, 2014

In the wake of the Supreme Court fight over buffer zones, it’s clear that we need something more proactive to protect women and their rights.

January 21, 2014

In the eyes of Texas, one woman is now nothing more than a machine.

January 10, 2014

Monetary policy is a feminist issue—and Janet Yellen has an opportunity to change some of the Fed’s basic values.

December 20, 2013

Society gives women little room to make mistakes, but their aversion to risk taking may pay off for companies’ bottom lines.

November 26, 2013

A woman in the US is raped every two minutes; journalists need to learn how to talk about that appropriately.

October 25, 2013

Texas is a case study in the disastrous consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision that invalidated a key section of the Voting Rights Act.

October 23, 2013

Amid pressure from progressive and women's right organizations, President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve. 

October 9, 2013