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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?

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Decades of feminist work on rape awareness may have changed policy, but it has done little to change the culture.

March 22, 2013

The difficult conditions that affect domestic workers also plague nurses in hospitals.

March 20, 2013

The show somehow understands things about the pervasiveness and horror of violence and sexual abuse that most police procedurals don’t.

March 19, 2013

Without an affirmative consent model, rapists will continue to go free based on outrageous arguments about whether or not their victim didn’t want it enough.

March 15, 2013

What can women do to be treated equally? And what do men have to do with it?

March 13, 2013

Short version: a huge reduction in many of the programs they rely on.

March 12, 2013

Working parents will benefit enormously from an affordable, quality place to send their kids.

March 6, 2013

Sexist practices once reserved for female employees have now spread throughout the whole economy.

February 21, 2013

Nineteen years after the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, we need to reauthorize. We also need to do more.

February 15, 2013

The lies we tell about domestic violence are killing women.

February 15, 2013