Gender and Sexuality

Vice President Kamala Harris stands in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 20, 2024.

Beware the People Who Claim “America Isn’t Ready for a Black Woman President” Beware the People Who Claim “America Isn’t Ready for a Black Woman President”

Even as Kamala Harris consolidates the entire Democratic Party behind her campaign, there will be people telling her she can’t win because she’s a woman of color. 

Jul 23, 2024 / Elie Mystal

Free, Feminists and Rebels

Free, Feminists and Rebels Free, Feminists and Rebels

Notable women: portraits and quotes, street mural, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain.

Jul 22, 2024 / OppArt / Andrea Arroyo

A student midwife taking a mother's blood pressure.

Inside the Fight to Bring Midwives Back to Massachusetts Inside the Fight to Bring Midwives Back to Massachusetts

Midwifery is often a cheaper and safer alternative for some childbirths, yet the state’s policies require midwives to jump through increasingly difficult hoops to practice.

Jul 19, 2024 / StudentNation / Annika Inampudi

Trump leans toward J.D. Vance to shake his hand, onstage at the RNC.

The He-Man, Woman-Hater’s GOP Presidential Ticket The He-Man, Woman-Hater’s GOP Presidential Ticket

By picking the banal natalist Senator J.D. Vance as his running mate, Donald Trump seems to be aiming for an even smaller share of the women’s vote than he earns on his own.

Jul 17, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Republican vice presidential candidate and US Senator J.D. Vance speaks to Fox News anchor Sean Hannity on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 15, 2024, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

J.D. Vance, a Born-Again Trumpist, Offers a Political Jackpot for Democrats J.D. Vance, a Born-Again Trumpist, Offers a Political Jackpot for Democrats

Trump’s running mate has a history of embracing rancid positions to rise to the top.

Jul 17, 2024 / Jeet Heer

How Microfinance Became the ‘It’ Development Program

How Microfinance Became the ‘It’ Development Program How Microfinance Became the ‘It’ Development Program

Microfinance has been touted as a miracle cure for poverty in the global south. The reality has been a lot messier.

Jul 15, 2024 / Feature / Mara Kardas-Nelson

A protester at Trafalgar Square following the abortion ban in Texas, on October 2, 2021, in London, United Kingdom.

A New Study Confirms That the Texas Abortion Ban “Is Responsible” for a Rise in Infant Deaths A New Study Confirms That the Texas Abortion Ban “Is Responsible” for a Rise in Infant Deaths

Texas leaders promised that the ban, enacted 10 months before Roe was overturned, would “save” newborn lives.

Jul 9, 2024 / Comment / Mary Tuma

Women Scientists

Women Scientists Women Scientists

Lise Meitner (1878–1968), Austrian physicist. Nettie Stevens (1861–1912), American geneticist. Ángela Ruiz Robles (1895–1975), Spanish teacher, writer, pioneer and inventor. Mary A...

Jul 9, 2024 / OppArt / Adriana Mosquera Soto

Exterior of the US Supreme Court Building the statue is titled “Authority of Law.”

In a Democracy, No Leader Is Indispensable In a Democracy, No Leader Is Indispensable

As Joe Biden flirts with the Samson Option—threatening to bring his party to ruin in November—he needs to realize that the election isn’t just about him.

Jul 8, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch Passing the Torch

BIPOC women lead us to the future.

Jul 4, 2024 / OppArt / Felipe Galindo

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