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Feminism news and analysis from The Nation
May 13, 2022
Farewell to Midge Decter, the Bigot on the Beach
The obituaries for the founding mother of neoconservatism fail to give a sense of how vile her opinions really were.
May 10, 2022
Are Joe Biden, Democrats, Ready to Fight in a Post-“Roe” World?
Reproductive freedom could give Democrats an edge if the party leadership weren’t so cowardly.
May 10, 2022
“Roe” Redistributed Power—and Its Supporters Should Champion That
The decision was not toxic, unworkable or unpopular. But in fending off these accusations, we’ve forgotten to defend its most important result.
Nan D. Hunter
May 6, 2022
The Logistics Arm of the Abortion-Rights Movement Is Gearing Up
Providers and activists know that mitigating the desperation that is going to descend on this country as
falls will be almost entirely left to them.
May 5, 2022
Strippers Seize the Moment, Turning a Lockout Into a Picket Line
How many assaults, rapes, and shootings will it take for these performers to be afforded even the basic protections a union could provide?
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May 4, 2022
Yes, We Will Fight for “Roe.” But We Are Also Mourning.
I’d like to say the folks at the Emily’s List gala were fired up and ready to fight—but that would be missing the undercurrent of trauma in the crowd.
May 3, 2022
Letters From the May 16/23, 2022, Issue
War in Ukraine… The other existential threat… Ellen Willis on desire… Suffrage and struggle (
April 28, 2022
What Can Ketanji Brown Jackson Do for Abortion Access?
Reproductive justice organizers in Texas know that, alas, the newly confirmed justice can’t save them.
April 20, 2022
How Can Feminists Stand in Real Solidarity with Afghan Women?
The United States and mainstream NGOs argue that the best way to support Afghan women is to cut ties with the Taliban, but grassroots activists have no choice but to engage.
April 19, 2022
Without Clinic Escorts, Abortion Would Be Even Harder to Access
Lauren Rankin’s new book about abortion clinic escorts,
Bodies on the Line
, shows how much ordinary people can do to ensure that abortion is accessible in America.