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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.

A woman at an Occupy Boston protest

Why is it so hard to understand that women's rights are an economic issue?

The bishops want to put a stop to the nuns’ focus on social justice. Thanks to their second-class status within the church, the nuns have little recourse.

Ann Romney

The brouhaha over Hilary Rosen’s comments was not really about whether what stay-home mothers do is work.

Hillary Clinton

The texting, globe-trotting secretary of state has become the Post-Teen Choice Favorite. But memification carries its own pitfalls.

Unemployed mother

Women dominate growing sectors like retail and home healthcare—but the jobs there are grueling and the wages are low.

Blogs

The myth that husbands need to be breadwinners is keeping some women from sharing equally in the recovery.

August 21, 2012

Senate candidate Todd Akin claimed yesterday that “legitimate rape” somehow turns off the female body’s reproductive capabilities. That is absurd.

August 20, 2012

Akin’s comments that a woman’s body will reject a pregnancy from rape would be laughable if they weren’t so dangerous.

August 20, 2012

If only the gender wage gap weren’t caused by discrimination. But the data says otherwise.

August 15, 2012

Political disagreement hurts most when it hits close to home.

August 13, 2012

Where Mitt Romney has been vague, Paul Ryan has long been very specific about his support for policies that take a disproportionate toll on women.

August 13, 2012

It’s more important for girls to be angry at our misogynist culture than to “love themselves.”

August 2, 2012

Sequestration cuts will hit women fastest and hardest.

July 30, 2012

This vulnerable group could be left high and dry just when they should be trying to save for retirement.

July 23, 2012

A few high school students organizing online are helping push women’s equality back into the conversation about the presidential debates.

July 20, 2012