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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

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