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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

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