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April 15, 2021
How to Get 4 Million Women Back in the Workforce
Wendy Chun-Hoon, the new head of the Women’s Bureau at the Department of Labor, talks about how the Biden administration should seize this moment to prevent women from being locked out of the labor force for good.
March 23, 2021
Lady Bird Johnson’s Influence in the LBJ Administration Was Minimized for Far Too Long
Ignoring women’s contributions isn’t just an issue of fairness. The problem is that we simply get our history wrong.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 23, 2020
Betsy DeVos Attacks Trans Athletes Again
By using Title IX to threaten a school’s federal funding, DeVos and Trump are imposing their own definition of what constitutes a woman athlete.
October 14, 2020
The Simple, Profound Message of Pope Francis’s New Encyclical
Amid the pandemic and worsening marginalization, we have to get better at doing one thing: listening.
Sister Simone Campbell
July 23, 2020
What We Can Learn From Feminist Federal Credit Unions
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, women- and minority-owned businesses are still contending with unequal access to credit.
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June 16, 2020
The Supreme Court, Capital, and Queer Equality
This unexpected victory is cause for celebration. Now the fight moves out of the courtroom, to the shop floor—and the streets.
April 30, 2020
The Men Pushing to Open the Economy Clearly Don’t Need Child Care
There’s no way to send people back to work without providing safe, affordable child care, but the men in charge don’t seem to care.
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 16, 2020
The Vice Presidential Nominee Should Be a Woman of Color
It wouldn’t be hard to find a qualified candidate. Why won’t Biden and Sanders commit?
February 25, 2020
Hong Kong Is Still Waiting for Its Feminist Uprising
Women and girls in the ongoing protest movement are up against a deeply unequal society.