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Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox

The transgender actress talks about trans representation in pop culture, social justice, and why "trans women supporting each other is revolutionary."

Christine Quinn

New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says Anthony Weiner’s sexual behavior inspires disgust. In another era, hers would have too.

Everyone knows marriage is gendered. But divorce is where cultural stereotypes become law.

That’s right, the evangelist's crusade against depravity took him straight to New York City porn parlors. It looks like he studied their products closely.

Steubenville High School

Straight culture teaches its children that sex is either of the jungle or the picket fence.

SlutWalk protest

Rape culture exists because we don't believe it does. Here's how to empower men and women to change the status quo.

Zero Dark Thirty

The film’s torture scenes do not excuse or glorify torture; they do something worse: draw the audience into accommodating it.

CIA headquarters

If the director of the CIA and a Reserve intelligence officer can’t even conduct a decent affair, what does that say about the institution that groomed them?

Naomi Wolf

In her loopy new book, the celebrity feminist acknowledges that every woman is sexually unique, but then she argues that they're all the same—i.e., just like her.

Even though there's plenty to be proud of after this year's Pride weekend, there's still a long way to go for the LGBTQ movement.

Blogs

Senate candidate Todd Akin claimed yesterday that “legitimate rape” somehow turns off the female body’s reproductive capabilities. That is absurd.

August 20, 2012

Outside the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, thousands of activists took to the White House to call for an end to the laws that drive the epidemic.

July 27, 2012

Young women create their own justice using social media.

July 23, 2012

An article in the Sunday Times fails to see our social and political framework in which its subjects’ life stories developed.

July 17, 2012

Funnily enough, not all comedians are defending Daniel Tosh’s rape jokes.

July 12, 2012

How dress codes discriminate against women.

June 8, 2012

What’s next for the Defense of Marriage Act?

June 1, 2012

Being pregnant, I get a front-row seat to the gender-policing that happens before a baby’s even born.

May 24, 2012

Dharun Ravi's case and the story of Tyler Clementi highlight how far American society has yet to go.

May 22, 2012

Many Americans think the president came out for gay marriage for political motivations. That could be a good thing.

May 15, 2012