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How Equality In Sports is Undermined by Compulsory Heterosexuality

Posted on April 26, 2012
Dispelling the pervasive hidden ideology that women in sports must appear feminine.


How Christian Groups Push Right-Wing Religion With the Help of Your Tax Dollars

Posted on April 24, 2012
Taxpayer-funded crisis pregnancy centers are using religion to oppose abortion, and many of them only hire Christians.


After a Generation of Extremism, Phyllis Schlafly Still a Leading General in the War on Women

Posted on April 23, 2012
At 87, Schlafly is still on the warpath, gracing any podium that will have her with a font of barbed quips, bad facts and bitter resentment.


Porn Lit: Why the S&M "50 Shades of Gray" Is Freaking Everyone Out

Posted on April 23, 2012
The erotic lit-sensation is nothing new, but a collection of classic archetypes about gender and sex.


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Porn Lit: Why the S&M "50 Shades of Grey" Is Freaking Everyone Out

Posted on April 23, 2012
The erotic lit-sensation is nothing new, but a collection of classic archetypes about gender and sex.


‘We Don’t Go to Work to Be Touched’: Sexual Harassment in the Warehouse

Posted on April 22, 2012
The same industry structure that allegedly allows for widespread violations of labor law also contributes to a climate of unchecked sexual harassment and retaliation.


No, Bill O'Reilly, Glee Will Not Make Your Kid Transgender. And So What if It Does?

Posted on April 22, 2012
Transgender people take an overwhelmingly disproportionate amount of abuse and harassment. That's why it's awesome when they're depicted positively on TV.


Stay-At-Home Moms vs. Welfare Queens: What We Still Get Wrong about Women and Work

Posted on April 19, 2012
The question we should be asking is not whether domestic caregiving is more or less important than wage workâ€'they’re both crucial, and crucially different.


What We Still Get Wrong about Women and Work

Posted on April 19, 2012
The question we should be asking is not whether domestic caregiving is more or less important than wage workâ€'they’re both crucial, and crucially different.


Why Support a Religion That Shames You? Pro-Choice Religious Group Offers Alternative

Posted on April 18, 2012
Religious faith should give us strength and confidence, not guilt and shame.


The Future of Sex? 5 Trends That May Completely Transform Our Sex Lives

Posted on April 18, 2012
Pornography, prostitution, online sex -- in the future, it's all one thing. But is it a better thing?


Women, Sex and S&M: Mainstream Media Totally Wrong About Female Desire -- Again

Posted on April 17, 2012
The real place women are getting spanked is in state legislatures across the country.


How Organized Labor Helped Win Marriage Equality in Maryland and Washington--And What We Can Learn

Posted on April 16, 2012
The labor and LGBT rights movements are natural allies, and have won some key victories working together.


Conservatives' Losing Bet on Birth Control: History Suggests They Might've Woken a Sleeping Giant

Posted on April 16, 2012
The historical record suggests we may be witnessing a re-awakening of the reproductive rights movement.


10 Wildly Depressing Facts About the Gender Wage Gap

Posted on April 16, 2012
If progress continues at its current rate, it will take 45 years to eradicate the wage gap.


Housework is Real Work: Selma James on the Decades-Long Fight for Wages for Housework

Posted on April 16, 2012
Selma James coined the term "unwaged" work to describe the real work of housewives--and she has some thoughts that Mitt and Ann Romney might learn from.


Mitt Romney's Plan to Woo Female Voters: Pretend Women Are Very Stupid

Posted on April 12, 2012
Romney seems to assume that women don't care about sexual rights. But reproductive issues impact almost all women.


5 Guidelines that Can Prevent Sexist Reporting on Women in Politics

Posted on April 10, 2012
A new guide reminds us that even when we don't mean to, we can judge and describe female candidates differently.


Meet ALEC's Equally Despicable Anti-Choice Cousin -- AUL

Posted on April 10, 2012
Think the anti-choicers in statehouses around the country are coming up with abortion bans all by themselves? Think again.


Heroine With a Thousand Faces: The Rise of the Female Savior

Posted on April 09, 2012
Male hero figures abound in our culture. But lately, they just don’t seem to be getting the job done.


Conservative 'Culture of Bullying' Keeps LGBTQ Youth From Feeling Safe

Posted on April 06, 2012
When a documentary about bullied children gets a stronger MPAA rating than a film about teenagers fighting to the death, you know something is wrong with our culture.


No Women Allowed? It's Way Past Time to Desegregate Augusta

Posted on April 06, 2012
Golf is not just an innocent little game: We're talking billions of dollars and a social network that reaches into the highest levels of government, military and capitalism.


The Root of the Conservative War on Contraception Comes From a Deep-seated Anxiety

Posted on April 04, 2012
The new GOP code word this year is "dependency," and they're afraid of it for a few different reasons.


Fighting for Indigenous Rights Over Corporate Greed in the Niger Delta

Posted on April 04, 2012
Emem Okon is one of the women activists whose work has been central to repairing the divisions that corporate and governmental repression have wrought in the Niger Delta.


The Politics of Fat: We Have to Keep Struggling to Liberate Ourselves from Self-Hatred

Posted on April 04, 2012
“We claimed the agency, we granted ourselves the authority. But we never stopped worrying about how our asses looked in our jeans.â€


A Photographer's Mission to Show That Breast Cancer Is More Than Pink Ribbons

Posted on April 02, 2012
In this Q&A with photographer David Jay, he says he hopes his photos raise awareness of the realities of breast cancer, which are too often hidden "behind a little pink ribbon."


5 Ways Virginia May Be the Worst State in the Nation

Posted on March 29, 2012
It isn't known for being a bastion of liberalism, but even for a 'purplish' state, Virginia has taken extraordinarily conservative actions recently.


Why Women Aren't Taking Over Congress After All

Posted on March 29, 2012
Twenty years of training women to run -- why so little to show for it? Because it's still the guys' game.


7 Ways Citizens Are Using Humor and Creativity to Protest Injustice

Posted on March 26, 2012
While not a new concept, creative activism does seem to be having a "moment" right now as activists look for ways to draw attention to the recent attacks on our rights.


How My Four-Year-Old Son Came Out to Me: As Straight

Posted on March 26, 2012
Tommy has two moms and one gay biological dad. But at the age of 4, he had an announcement: He wasn't like us.


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