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Months after Strom Thurmond's African-American daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, stepped into history, commentators continue to step around the most explosive aspect of this controversy wi

While the world looks the other way, sexual violence spreads in the Congo.

This morning I got an e-mail from Feminist Majority asking me to e-mail the President protesting the Iraqi Governing Council's approval of Resolution 137, which would abolish current family law a

Although the film isn't ready this year, there will be an event January 22 at Bluestockings bookstore in New York (172 Allen Street, 7-8:30 pm) and other events as far away as Grand Forks, North Dakota. Laura Flanders's Your Call radio program will also feature a Roe anniversary show. Listen online at www.yourcallradio.org.

Bush projects macho, but it looks forced. Could Howard Dean be the "it" candidate?

Teen girls are the target market for a new wave of stripper-inspired merchandise.

There was plenty of
gloomy news for women in 2003. American women make just under 80
cents on the male dollar for full-time, year-round work.

Blogs

A big book deal isn't the only way.

July 26, 2013

White women are taught to fear men of color, but the results of George Zimmerman’s trial prove that it’s time to change that.

July 16, 2013

George Zimmerman's prior violence against girls and women was an overlooked and unchecked predictor of his killing of Trayvon Martin.

July 15, 2013

Until men are also expected to take time away from work to be with children, workers of both genders face a vicious cycle.

July 8, 2013

Serena Williams's initial comments about the Steubenville sexual assault victim reveal a a disturbing truth: they are the logical result of growing up in America’s “rape culture.” 

July 3, 2013

From childbirth to maternity leave to childcare, American women far outspend their peers in the developed world.

July 1, 2013

Women know sexism when they see it better than men do. This week’s case in point: Dylan Byers.

April 26, 2013

In 2013, a song like “I Touch Myself” is less shocking than it once was. But it is still revolutionary.

April 22, 2013

As the military finally tackles its sexual assault problem, our society as a whole needs to do the same.

April 18, 2013

The UN says inaccessibility to abortion is torture—and anti-choice laws prove it.

April 3, 2013