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After surviving years of gender-based violence as a weapon of war, grassroots activists from Eastern Congo developed a list of twelve demands for equality and justice.

Marriage as an institution might deserve closer scrutiny, Melissa Harris-Perry explains, but people simply making "different decisions" about their own lives deserve to be left alone.

Traditionally female-heavy industries—once thought to be recession-proof—are being hit hard by the “tough choices” made by governors facing depleted state coffers.

Johnson explains how the tiny Nordic country came to be the most feminist place on earth.

Older and younger feminists don't clash over ideas, but about power and visibility in the movement, says Katha Pollitt.

Women still earn 77 cents on a man's dollar for full-time work. The Paycheck Fairness Act would have helped remedy that unequal pay. On this week's The Breakdown, the Center for American Progress's Heather Boushey joins Christopher Hayes to talk about why Republican senators blocked the bill.

Republicans block equal pay legislation—for this Congress, and for many to come.

Nancy Spero began using only the female figure in her paintings to push back the limits of her world.

Anita Hill may not have stopped Clarence Thomas from being confirmed to the Supreme Court, but in the wake of her accusations, our culture changed. Or did it, really?

Blogs

After tagging Bill de Blasio a “commie,” how will they twist the image of Chirlane McCray?

October 3, 2013

Early Thursday afternoon on the West Coast, Governor Jerry Brown tweeted a message: “Today, I signed a bill to help California’s domestic workers.”

September 26, 2013

Hanna Rosin preemptively declares the death of a system that still shapes our workplaces and our lives.

September 11, 2013

How did the straight, white guy win the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City?

September 11, 2013

Why biological maturity or “acting” mature are not the same thing as being a consenting adult.

September 2, 2013

Whistleblower releases statement this morning asking for support in her transition. 

August 22, 2013

The media are obsessed with whether Hillary Clinton will become the first female president, perhaps their reporting could better serve the public by covering women and politics more broadly.

August 20, 2013

Feminist education comes in waves, not from just one talk.

August 16, 2013

The personal is also political for husbands.

August 8, 2013

The Republican Party has shown nothing but disdain for the real needs of actual women.

July 30, 2013