Gender and Sexuality

War Eclipses Gay Pride War Eclipses Gay Pride

Organizers had hoped the second World Pride conference in Jerusalem would challenge religious bias against gays. But the unfolding war in Lebanon got in the way.

Aug 20, 2006 / Feature / Michael Luongo

No Presents, Please No Presents, Please

The only thing more absurd than the wedding gift the British government just gave Katha Pollitt is the fact that our government denies gays such benefits.

Jul 27, 2006 / Column / Katha Pollitt

Prairie Grass Roots Prairie Grass Roots

In South Dakota, prochoicers are fighting back with a bipartisan initiative challenging the abortion ban and a grassroots effort that has put progressive Native American women on t...

Jun 15, 2006 / Column / Katha Pollitt

Don’t Spare the Rod Don’t Spare the Rod

What happens when liberals lose their sex drive? American culture moves further away from secular individualism and closer to religious fundamentalism.

Apr 3, 2006 / Column / Nicholas von Hoffman

Anatomy of a Bad Law Anatomy of a Bad Law

Before the South Dakota legislature passed landmark legislation banning abortion, it commissioned an objective study of the issue. The result, a flawed and one-sided report, could ...

Mar 30, 2006 / Feature / Lauren Bans

Unborn in the USA Unborn in the USA

In his captivating new book Absolute Convictions, Eyal Press explores the links between his hometown's post-Vietnam decline and its emergence as a battlefield in the national crusa...

Mar 9, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Mark Sorkin

For Pro-Life Bloggers, a New Hubris For Pro-Life Bloggers, a New Hubris

Relishing Samuel Alito's impact on the Supreme Court, pro-life bloggers are already laying strategies to win hearts and minds in a transformed legal landscape.

Jan 31, 2006 / Feature / Esther Kaplan

Prochoice Puritans Prochoice Puritans

As prochoicers seek to reframe their arguments, injecting more moralism into the antiabortion debate will not keep abortion legal and accessible.

Jan 26, 2006 / Column / Katha Pollitt

What’s Race Got to Do With It? What’s Race Got to Do With It?

Socially conservative black churches may be ripe for exploitation by the Christian right on gay marriage. But that's only part of the story.

Jan 25, 2006 / Beneath the Radar / Gary Younge

A Is for Anti-Woman A Is for Anti-Woman

What's at stake for women if Samuel Alito is confirmed to the US Supreme Court? Reproductive rights are only the tip of the iceberg.

Jan 19, 2006 / Editorial / Sharon Lerner