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Civil rights issues will be central to the success or failure of the Obama presidency.

The response to the allegations against the WikiLeaks founder prove that when it comes to rape, the left still doesn't get it.

For Americans teetering on the edge of poverty, in other rooms there are other trials.

The pope has said both men and women can use condoms to protect themselves from HIV.  Can he now say that women can use them to protect themselves from the dangers of pregnancy?

Even proponents of repeal assume that DADT only interferes with the ability of gay servicemembers to serve openly, leaving them to conduct their private lives in, well, private. We're wrong.

The real story of Christine O'Donnell's time at the Claremont Institute is how thoroughly she absorbed its viciously antigay politics.

Masturbation is normal, natural and good for you; you wouldn't know it from the hours of talk-media devoted to winks and nudges over the adventures of Christine O'Donnell.

The right-wing "owns" sex—it's always taught to children on their terms.

The decision overturning Proposition 8 is full of careful reasoning in support of same-sex marriage. But is it written so broadly that it invites the Supreme Court to weigh in—and what will happen if it does?

The right-wing media has gone silent on gay marriage in California, says Richard Kim, and fearmongering has shifted to the Ground Zero mosque.

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A reporter interviews a young woman about her contraceptive choices. 

March 18, 2014

National outcry put Arizona’s discrimantory bill in the spotlight, but at least four other states are still considering similar bills.

February 27, 2014

The conservative Times columnist thinks liberals should agree to restrict abortion in order to fight family inequality. He’s wrong—and he probably knows it. 

January 27, 2014

Let us not dignify this incident by calling it a culture war.

December 26, 2013

If the Barnard administration takes the idea that adult women should have control over their bodies seriously, then students and RAs should be able to decide for themselves how often guests can stay over. 

November 6, 2013

Have you ever noticed how many conservatives cannot believe a sane, sincere, intelligent person could disagree with them? That's a central component of the right-wing mind.

November 6, 2013

The latter half of the sexual assault saga of Jamie Leigh Jones, KBR contractor in Iraq, complicates the familiar media narrative. 

October 24, 2013

As Fox News airs a victim-blaming “analysis,” the teen at the center of the case, Daisy Coleman, weighs in with her own testimony.

October 18, 2013

A new case of lax punishment of sexual assault has arisen in Maryville, Missouri, drawing comparisons to Steubenville.

October 15, 2013

On the occasion of Showtime’s new miniseries, reflections on how the world changed when women learned to demand men give them orgasms.

October 7, 2013