Gender and Sexuality

Employees Need Birth Control Coverage Mandate Employees Need Birth Control Coverage Mandate

Catholic hospitals net billions in government aid. They should not be able to deny their employees contraceptive coverage.

Feb 17, 2012 / Lois Uttley

This Valentine’s Day, Occupy the Romantic-Industrial Complex

This Valentine’s Day, Occupy the Romantic-Industrial Complex This Valentine’s Day, Occupy the Romantic-Industrial Complex

Let's find a way to honor relationships that does not rely on buying stuff.

Feb 13, 2012 / Samhita Mukhopadhyay

The Komen Turnaround Was a Defensive Victory

The Komen Turnaround Was a Defensive Victory The Komen Turnaround Was a Defensive Victory

Forcing the Komen reversal was huge—but it was a campaign born of outrage, not ambitious vision.

Feb 8, 2012 / Editorial / The Editors

Proposition 8 Is Unconstitutional. What’s Next for the Anti-Gay Law? Proposition 8 Is Unconstitutional. What’s Next for the Anti-Gay Law?

Anti-gay marriage proponents should think twice before asking the US Supreme Court to take this case.

Feb 8, 2012 / Nancy Goldstein

Awakenings: On Margaret Sanger

Awakenings: On Margaret Sanger Awakenings: On Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger’s legacy continues to haunt debates about abortion and family planning.

Feb 7, 2012 / Books & the Arts / Michelle Goldberg

Online Feminism’s Big Win Against Komen for the Cure Online Feminism’s Big Win Against Komen for the Cure

With Karen Handel's resignation, online feminism's victory against the giant cancer charity is complete.

Feb 7, 2012 / Jessica Valenti

Two Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Women Are Still Shattered by Sexual Exploitation Two Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Women Are Still Shattered by Sexual Exploitation

A crisis of gender-based violence is festering--and foreign aid efforts are still failing to protect women from harm.

Feb 6, 2012 / Michelle Chen

Why the Komen/Planned Parenthood Breakup—While It Lasted—Was Good for Feminism

Why the Komen/Planned Parenthood Breakup—While It Lasted—Was Good for Feminism Why the Komen/Planned Parenthood Breakup—While It Lasted—Was Good for Feminism

The controversy provided a long-overdue spotlight on the difference between feminism as a brand and feminism as a political movement.

Feb 3, 2012 / Amy Schiller

Obama Stands Up to Bishops. Finally.

Obama Stands Up to Bishops. Finally. Obama Stands Up to Bishops. Finally.

Shouldn't it be obvious that birth control coverage is about women's health, not “religious freedom”?

Jan 31, 2012 / Column / Katha Pollitt

‘The Elders’ Take a Stand Against Child Marriage ‘The Elders’ Take a Stand Against Child Marriage

These ten leaders are using their wealth of knowledge to attack a root cause of social dysfunction.

Jan 25, 2012 / Feature / Barbara Crossette

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