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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?

For Danielle Crittenden, the "click" came when she was going to play tennis with her husband and a couple of acquaintances. She left her racket on one side of the court.

We will never know the truth behind Juanita Broaddrick's claim that Bill Clinton raped her in a Little Rock hotel room in l978.

It is, depending on one's perspective, a delicious and redemptive scenario, a terrible nightmare or, if you are the escapist sort that hasn't yet cottoned to the hard reality of Election 2000, a

I didn't realize how much I was counting on Larry Flynt until I noticed I had spent Monday evening trying to find on the Web or TV a report of the much-anticipated news conference in which h

I think I understand Judge Harvey Sorkow's ruling in the Baby M case.

I'll admit that my realistic chances of becoming President are right down there with Quayle's I.Q.

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It may be tough to get voters enthused about midterm elections, but organizers working to get black women to the polls are determined.

October 17, 2014

Flexible scheduling is creating an on-call nightmare for working people.

October 15, 2014

A new report suggests that racial disparities in women’s health are aggravated by states’ refusal to expand Medicaid.

October 14, 2014

The state of California has adopted a new framework of consent for colleges and universities which will have widespread implications for prosecuting sexual assault.

October 14, 2014

VAWA has sparked real progress—but we can do more to ensure that survivors have stable jobs and housing.

September 12, 2014

A new law in Illinois is set to modernize the way bosses deal with pregnant employees.

August 27, 2014

Sexual assault is a persistent problem within police departments.

August 27, 2014

A new bill would let families on welfare afford this basic necessity. What’s wrong with that?

August 13, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014

Californians fighting domestic violence say there’s a new way to help keep families safe.

August 11, 2014