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Sasha Menu Courey

To curb sexual assault, victims need allies and advocates. Former University of Missouri football player Rolandis Woodland is a model for this.

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street activists like Cecily McMillan are still fighting the state, only this time they’re waging their battles in the courts.

Harrison Ford

In Showtime’s powerful new documentary, Years of Living Dangerously, will the West’s rapacious consumption habits be let off the hook?

Woman on a laptop

While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.

The imprisonment of an American couple in Qatar reveals biases in criminal justice, at home and abroad.

Ehab Al Shihabi

The network wants to reshape the market. But first it must reach—and win over—its viewers. 

A growing controversy over use of the “paddle” to discipline children has a painful racial subtext.

Catherine “Kitty” Genovese

How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars.

A cartoon by Bill Mauldin from the October 24, 1944, issue of Stars and Stripes

When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

Barbed wire

After extensive lobbying, the private probation industry is poised to wield ever more power over Georgia’s debtors.

Blogs

As in the rest of the recovery, women are losing ground while men gain some back.

March 19, 2012

How the college sports system exploits student-athletes while raking in billions.

March 19, 2012

Many women are staying in their jobs when children are first born but cutting back later on.

March 19, 2012

The beloved education theorist talks about Teach for America, the intelligence of poor children, and how her own work has been misinterpreted. 

March 19, 2012

Kansas State center Jamar Samuels was suspended by the NCAA for trying to “feed his family.”

March 19, 2012

Pundits say Mitt has damaged his brand among women and Latinos. Not so fast. 

March 18, 2012

Jeff Sachs, who promises he’d lead the World Bank to a new era, proposes more of the same—plus population control. That’s taking us to a new era of Malthus.

March 16, 2012

Teachers' union leader Randi Weingarten discusses how Shanghai, Singapore and other nations are improving teaching without overemphasizing student testing. Is the Obama administration listening? 

March 16, 2012