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  1. life after roe.
    Women Aren’t SaviorsLiberation requires collective struggle.
  2. abortion
    The Pseudoscience That Could Kill WomenA Missouri anti-abortion bill is a symptom of an increasingly extreme movement.
  3. abortion
    There’s No Such Thing As a Pro-Life FeministThe specious claim the right uses to undermine abortion.
  4. politics
    The New Anti-FeminismConservatives used to argue it was bad for men and women. Now they have dispensed with the pretense of caring about women.
  5. feminism?
    Introducing President Kamala HarrisWe briefly had our first woman president thanks to … a colonoscopy.
  6. religion
    The Southern Baptist Church Is Going to Hell in a HandbasketAllegations of racism, sexual abuse, and idolatry toward Donald Trump are emanating from well-known figures in the largest Protestant denomination.
  7. babies
    No Country for New BabiesIn 2020, the U.S. birth rate declined by 4 percent, bringing the nation’s fertility to its lowest point in over a century.
  8. evangelicals
    Evangelicals Must Confront Their Toxic Sexual PoliticsThe Atlanta spa shooter’s actions should spur an overdue reckoning within American Evangelicalism.
  9. feminism
    For International Women’s Day, Raise the Minimum WageLow wages keep women in poverty and make them vulnerable to sexual abuse.
  10. politics
    How the Pink Wave Turned RedIt only took two years for Republicans to co-opt the “run women” message.
  11. feminism
    Trump’s Base Isn’t Housewives, It’s TradwivesThe president has provoked an internal gender war.
  12. legacy
    Honoring Her WishIn conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s granddaughter, ACLU fellow Clara Spera.
  13. after rbg
    American Women Need a Revolution. It Has to Be Bigger Than RBG.Ruth Bader Ginsburg wasn’t the feminist hero I wanted her to be. If we’re to survive the coming battles, we must be honest about her legacy.
  14. statues
    Donald Trump Leans InThe president will build a HUGE statue for LADIES.
  15. covid-19
    Will the Pandemic Reshape Child Care for Good?Without action from lawmakers, the future of child care could be precarious.
  16. joe biden
    Here’s What Women’s Groups Are Saying About Joe Biden and Tara ReadeReade’s story creates a dilemma for feminist groups.
  17. joe biden
    Feminism Should Make You UncomfortableWe shouldn’t ignore the lessons of Me Too for the sake of Joe Biden.
  18. power
    The Biden TrapAs the candidate faces credible assault allegations, his progressive female colleagues are being offered a poisoned chalice.
  19. feminism
    Why Should We Want a Woman President?A woman president would make history. That isn’t enough.
  20. feminism
    Amy Klobuchar Is the Ultimate #GirlBossKlobuchar’s candidacy appeals to aspirant middle managers.
  21. feminism
    We Need a Smarter Conversation About Feminism in PoliticsHillary Clinton should amplify the needs and work of women far less powerful than she is.
  22. politics
    National Archives Apologizes for Censoring Protest Signs From Women’s MarchThe agency digitally altered protester’s signs to remove mentions of Trump and women’s anatomy in a failed effort to avoid controversy.
  23. women’s suffrage
    Will Virginia Revive the ERA?Republicans say the window for ratifying the amendment has closed.
  24. feminism
    Inside the Near Meltdown of the Roxane Gay–Christina Hoff Sommers TourA rowdy crowd, an attempt to suppress the video via a legal threat, and ongoing controversy over the host — it didn’t turn out as planned.
  25. lean in
    Michelle Obama Is Done With the Gospel of ‘Lean In’At her New York City stop on her book tour on Saturday, she said of Sheryl Sandberg’s popular manifesto, “that shit doesn’t always work.”
  26. human rights
    Trans Americans Have a Message for Trump: We Won’t Be Erased#WeWon’tBeErased on Twitter is full of passionate responses to Trump’s proposal to narrow the definition of gender.
  27. human rights
    What to Know About Trump’s Terrifying Proposal to Eliminate Transgender RightsThe Department of Health and Human Services is reportedly working to establish that a person’s sex is to be male or female and “unchangeable.”
  28. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Is the Anti-Abortion Movement Just Applied Anti-Feminism?More and more, those who oppose legalized abortion seem motivated by animus toward women’s rights. The Kavanaugh fight could make that even clearer.
  29. identity politics
    The Left’s Contempt for Jordan Peterson Is Perfectly RationalPeterson’s toxic form of identity politics enables centrist snowflakes to avoid engaging with facts and ideas that threaten their worldview.
  30. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: #MeToo and the Taboo Topic of NatureThe new breed of feminists — and liberals in general — are going to have to choose between reality and ideology.
  31. The Women’s Strike Can’t Make Room for All WomenThe feminist movement can’t limit its focus to the issues that deeply concern all feminists, because no such issues exist.
  32. This Poll Is the Best News Liberals Have Had in a Long TimeThe Women’s March is twice as popular as the tea party once was — and Democratic women are increasing their political engagement in large numbers.
  33. Women’s March Draws Much Larger Crowd Than Trump’s InaugurationA roundup of the worldwide rallies in defense of gender equality.
  34. Obama Is Now the First Sitting U.S. President to Call Himself a FeministLet’s hope we’ll hear it more now.
  35. Obama’s Right-Wing Feminist CriticsIs the president’s child-care proposal “phallocentric” and “patriarchal”?
  36. who run the world (girls)
    Jerusalem’s Ultra-Orthodox Freak Out Over Feminist Bus AdsWatch what happens.
  37. Iceland Announced a Men-Only Conference on Gender Equality at the U.N.Reddit dubs it “Footstools for Feminists.”
  38. the national interest
    Stephen Marche Is Making My Argument Look BadStop saying “filth”! Nobody likes filth!
  39. the national interest
    The Strange Feminist Argument for HousecleaningWhen did sexist gender norms become something worth defending?
  40. the national interest
    A Really Easy Answer to the Feminist Housework ProblemThe sloth solution.
  41. ink-stained wretches
    Is Tina Brown’s Newsweek a More Feminist Enterprise?Let’s play count the covers.
  42. i’m rubber you’re glue
    Women of The Daily Show to Jezebel: Go F@#k Yourself!It turns out there are lots of them.
  43. cpac
    GOP Tries to Win Over Young Voters by Mocking Feminism, GaysGood strategy? Or … GREAT strategy?
  44. all the single ladies
    Elin Nordegren and Jenny Sanford: Sanity, at LastLeaving your high-profile husband is practically unorthodox these days.
  45. gail collins
    New York Times Columnist Gail Collins on the State of the American WomanIn an excellent interview by Doree Shafrir, Gail Collins talks about why women aren’t making strides fast enough lately, and why nobody has time to be a mentor anymore.
  46. in other news
    Nora Ephron Doesn’t Like White MenDespite having married three and written movies about dozens of them, she’s tired of the genre.
  47. intel
    Alice Walker Talks About Feminism, But Not About Motherhood There was an everydaughter-size elephant in the auditorium last night as old friends Gloria Steinem and Alice Walker, in conversation at the 92nd Street Y, talked about almost everything — meditation, California, Rwanda, George Bush (he’s bad!), peaches (mean freedom!), and mothers (complicated!). But they did not talk about Walker’s daughter, Rebecca, the feminist writer — and also Steinem’s goddaughter — who revealed in her recent book, Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence that she is estranged from her Pulitzer-winning parent. (Okay, maybe it wasn’t entirely surprising: In Rebecca’s earlier book, Black, White and Jewish, she wrote about feeling emotionally neglected as a child.) “I am always happy to talk about my mother,” said Walker at the discussion. “My mother was a big woman, a strong woman, a beautiful woman, a woman who could not be beaten.” But there wasn’t a word on being a mother herself — not that there weren’t opportunities.
  48. in other news
    Halloween Skanks, or Female Chauvinist Pigs?“Good Girls Go Bad, for a Day” is the headline of today’s “Thursday Styles” front-pager examining why women these days use Halloween as an excuse to dress like sluts, and it’s entirely unsurprising such a piece has become the top item on the Times site’s most-e-mailed list. The article is filled with quotes from feminist academics and gender-roles scholars, but that’s all a bit too high-toned for our tastes. Instead we checked in with New York’s Ariel Levy, who examined the rise of “raunch culture” in her Female Chauvinist Pigs — and who’s so over feminist shibboleths she actually spent a week with the Girls Gone Wild guys while researching the book. Okay, so why are women getting so skanked-up on Halloween these days? There is a huge aspect of generational rebellion to raunch culture: Nobody wants to turn into her mother, and whether your mother was/is a radical feminist or a right-wing Evangelical Christian — both pretty common among baby-boomers — either way it’s going to get under her skin if you dress as a stripper to go trick-or-treating. Or if you dress as a stripper to go to junior high.