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Gender equality news and analysis from The Nation
June 17, 2021
It’s 2021. Why Are Only Men Required to Register for the Draft?
Register women too! Or better yet, replace the military draft with national service open to all.
Ria Tabacco Mar
June 1, 2021
As Pride Month Begins, Republicans Double Down on Restricting Transgender Americans
An unprecedented effort in state legislatures across the country.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 28, 2021
An American Sports Icon’s Legacy of LGBTQ Rights
Billie Jean King’s long history of activism proved that the personal is political.
April 26, 2021
How Sexism Is Coded Into the Tech Industry
In Silicon Valley, conceptions of gender aren’t just an aspect of workplace culture—they’re part of the product.
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.
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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.
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.