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SlutWalk, the anti–sexual violence march sweeping the globe, comes to New York City this weekend. Can the spectacle grow into an effective, multiracial movement?

Rick Perry

Who will save America from the grip of unions, sissies, humiliation, crisis and malaise? The Texas governor fancies he’s the cowboy for the job.

Memo to Michele Bachmann: the founding fathers were inspired by the ideals of the Enlightenment and the power of science to improve human life.

Congressman Anthony Weiner says he'll resign, the latest politician brought down by haters and shamers like Andrew Breitbart and a national media that has the sexual maturity of a 7th grader.

What do the recent attacks on the Smithsonian and other art institutions mean for the future of the art world and the freedom of expression?

When the lines between fantasy, desire, action and intent have been so blurred, the thought itself becomes the crime.

Pope John Paul II

The pope failed to take decisive action in response to clear evidence of a criminal underground in the priesthood.

Remembering the icon, a pro at sex and survival.

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.

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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