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Feminist highs and lows of the first decade of the 2000s.

Incarcerated women have achieved a string of victories against inhumane treatment in childbirth. But what about access to healthcare for all pregnant women in prison, not just those in labor?

Can a tax on breast enhancements and liposuction be channeled to benefit the public good?

We can't stop looking at our first female political train wreck.

A Canadian judge allows the International Olympic Committee to trump Canadian equal rights law and keep women ski jumpers out of the Vancouver Olympics.

"Mainstreaming" a focus on women into all of the United Nations' work never happened. So will an agency for women ever get off the ground?

Is the campaign to fight female genital mutilation meeting new resistance not only in traditional societies but among Western anthropologists?

Another complication in healthcare reform legislation has emerged: so far, it fails to require insurers to cover basic preventive services for women, including contraception.

First feminism was dead because it was a "failure"; now it's dead because it was such a success.

Women belong at the center of the debate over the Afghan war, not on the margins.

Blogs

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

What did the critics have to say in 1979? 

February 6, 2014

Our culture will bend over backwards to inject doubt into Dylan Farrow’s harrowing open letter about being sexually assaulted by Allen.

February 3, 2014

Conservatives want to see more marriages, but the government has a poor track record of getting people together.

January 27, 2014

In the wake of the Supreme Court fight over buffer zones, it’s clear that we need something more proactive to protect women and their rights.

January 21, 2014

In the eyes of Texas, one woman is now nothing more than a machine.

January 10, 2014

Monetary policy is a feminist issue—and Janet Yellen has an opportunity to change some of the Fed’s basic values.

December 20, 2013

Society gives women little room to make mistakes, but their aversion to risk taking may pay off for companies’ bottom lines.

November 26, 2013