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After a century of repressing or deriding Woman as a symbol of beauty, high culture in the West has suddenly gone over.

Isn't it curious how often the policy disaster that is posited as the thing that will never happen takes place within minutes?

In Growing Up Absurd, his classic polemic on shortchanged youth, Paul Goodman remarks, parenthetically, that "the problems I want to discuss in this book belong primarily, in our society,

One of the favorite tactics of pro-lifers--especially ones who are self-described "progressives"--is to accuse abortion rights supporters of being anti-child, hyperindividualistic, unwilling to p

I've always vowed I would never be one of those people--and you know who you are!--who cancel their ACLU membership in a fit of pique over a single issue.

Despite the rosy projections and numerical alchemy that proponents employ to push their cause, privatizing Social Security won't build much wealth for women, and it will leave elderly women, part

How will we know when women have achieved equality? Male politicians will all be bachelors.

You're 19, single, on welfare. You breast-feed your baby because you know breast is best. When the baby fails to gain weight, your mother says not to worry, you were even smaller at that age.

In the past ten years, nationalist, communalist and religious fundamentalist social movements have surfaced all over the world, moving into the power vacuum created as local elites have been over

Does it seem to you that feminism this past year was just one long gargle over the meaning of Monica? That the biggest women's issue was whether oral sex is sex?

Blogs

In honor of today's 91st anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote, here's my completely assailable list of the top ten songs about women's equality.

August 26, 2011

A new coalition of organizations, representing millions of women, announced plans this week to counter attacks on women’s economic and health security through a new multi-organization effort, HERvotes.

August 25, 2011

GQ's list of the 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time is a study in historic ignorance.

August 16, 2011

Gloria Steinem and Second Wave feminism deserve a far more sophisticated and critical treatment.

August 12, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry says that both mainstream and liberal media outlets need to avoid portraying conservative women as inherently incompetent as individuals.

August 9, 2011

Women's social roles—not to mention structural economic constraints—actually make it more expensive to be female in the United States.

July 14, 2011

The former first lady fought for the Equal Rights Amendment, defended Roe v. Wade and worked with NOW. Once upon a time in America, that was not unreasonable to expect of a Republican.

July 9, 2011

Justice David Prosser, an ally of Governor Walker, has admitted to shouting obscenities at and threatening one Supreme Court Justice. Now, he is accused of physically attacking another.

July 5, 2011

Since the self-immolation carried out by a Tunisian fruit vendor which had far-reaching consequences across the region, the world has watched the political and social transformation across the Muslim world.

June 27, 2011

Liza Featherstone explains how Wal-Mart systematically discriminates against women, resists unionization and underpays its workers.

June 21, 2011