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June 25, 2020
Let’s Stop Putting the Worst Americans on a Pedestal
As statues fall, we should look to the parts of our history worth celebrating.
May 20, 2020
We Should Take Women’s Accusations Seriously. But Tara Reade’s Fall Short.
I would vote for Joe Biden even if I believed Reade’s account. Fortunately, I don’t have to sacrifice morality to political necessity.
April 30, 2020
Why Did the ERA Die? FX’s ‘Mrs. America’ Has Some Answers.
Phyllis Schlafly, the subject of a new nine-part mini-series, teaches feminists never to underestimate their political enemies.
March 20, 2020
A Tale of Two Plagues
Tips on self-isolation from Daniel Defoe and Giovanni Boccaccio
March 2, 2020
The Abortion Doctor and His Accuser
What does it mean to take women’s claims of sexual assault seriously?
The Nation is reader supported.
February 6, 2020
Excuse Me, Ms.!
Confused about Latinx, alumnx, even mxn? Fear not: Inclusive language has been evolving for decades.
December 20, 2019
A Realist’s Guide to Progressive Giving
Your tax dollars end up doing a lot of harm. Here’s a way to offset the damage.
December 2, 2019
Fetal Personhood Is Maternal Punishment
When society values the life of a fetus over that of a living person, women pay the steepest price.
October 10, 2019
How Abortion Pills Will Shape Our Future
The Supreme Court may make it harder to get to an abortion clinic, but thanks to drugs, coat hangers can remain a thing of the past.
October 3, 2019
A Sexual Assault Memoir Women Deserve
Chanel Miller’s brilliant account of her assault by Stanford swimmer Brock Turner questions the way we treat sexual assault—and sex itself.