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The newest UN agency, once hailed as the best hope for action on women’s rights, fell short of money and power this year.

As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has deliberately and systematically bankrupted state-provided healthcare for low income and uninsured women.

Herman Cain

More than two weeks after the GOP candidate was accused of sexual harassment, Republican men still support him.

Twenty years after Anita Hill boldly brought workplace sexual harassment to the American public consciousness, The Nation celebrates the progress we have made in the two decades since and reflects on the challenges we still face.

Topeka, Kansas, decriminalized domestic violence to save money. It’s not the only city to cut services to survivors of abuse, just as the need escalates.

Anita Hill

Her Senate testimony made her into a feminist icon, but her new book underscores her enduring career as a professor and writer.

Because you spoke out twenty years ago, women no longer shrug off sexual harassment—we press charges.

Sexual harassment had been a common experience of black women’s work life since they arrived in America, and it was black women plaintiffs who first comprehended that sexual abuse at work was discrimination. 

From SlutWalks to class action lawsuits to ordinary women feeling empowered to speak out against sexual harassment—that’s change we can believe in.
 

Anita Hill hearing

She put sexual harassment on the map, but twenty years later, more than half of all high school and college age women report being harassed.

Blogs

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

After tagging Bill de Blasio a “commie,” how will they twist the image of Chirlane McCray?

October 3, 2013

Early Thursday afternoon on the West Coast, Governor Jerry Brown tweeted a message: “Today, I signed a bill to help California’s domestic workers.”

September 26, 2013

Hanna Rosin preemptively declares the death of a system that still shapes our workplaces and our lives.

September 11, 2013

How did the straight, white guy win the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City?

September 11, 2013

Why biological maturity or “acting” mature are not the same thing as being a consenting adult.

September 2, 2013