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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

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

Whistleblower releases statement this morning asking for support in her transition. 

August 22, 2013

The media are obsessed with whether Hillary Clinton will become the first female president, perhaps their reporting could better serve the public by covering women and politics more broadly.

August 20, 2013

Feminist education comes in waves, not from just one talk.

August 16, 2013

The personal is also political for husbands.

August 8, 2013

The Republican Party has shown nothing but disdain for the real needs of actual women.

July 30, 2013