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Anita Hill

Her Senate testimony made her into a feminist icon, but her new book underscores her enduring career as a professor and writer.

Because you spoke out twenty years ago, women no longer shrug off sexual harassment—we press charges.

Sexual harassment had been a common experience of black women’s work life since they arrived in America, and it was black women plaintiffs who first comprehended that sexual abuse at work was discrimination. 

From SlutWalks to class action lawsuits to ordinary women feeling empowered to speak out against sexual harassment—that’s change we can believe in.
 

Anita Hill hearing

She put sexual harassment on the map, but twenty years later, more than half of all high school and college age women report being harassed.

Once I start wondering about our barbarous legal system, I can't stop.

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

As domestic workers win state-level struggles for workplace protections, their employers—many of them middle-class families—get stuck with the bill, while the government gets off scot-free.

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

Blogs

The former Times executive editor seems to have been pushed out for defending fundamental journalistic principles. 

May 15, 2014

Many families in Nigeria are already skeptical about women’s education. The government’s failure to protect schoolgirls makes it worse.

May 9, 2014

The NRA quietly approved bills that would prohibit convicted abusers from possessing firearms, after years of opposing such legislation.

May 8, 2014

There’s no biological explanation for why women end up doing more housework, so it must stem from societal forces.

April 30, 2014

Americans put climate change low on their list of priorities. But consider how poor women fare when we opt out of the conversation.

April 22, 2014

California is known for protecting a woman’s right to choose. Will this be the year the state extends that same right to poor women?

April 8, 2014

The network has long gone after progressive black leaders. Last month it targeted two women far outside the Beltway.

April 2, 2014

Over 100 years after the first International Women’s Day celebrations, women continue to trail behind men by every economic measure.

March 7, 2014

We can’t change the workplace by asking women to lean out. We have to start with men.

February 26, 2014

Don’t let the glowing press around Mizzou distract from the school’s awful response to a rape allegation.

February 12, 2014