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Plastic Surgery Horrors: Is Cosmetic Surgery Finally on the Decline?

Posted on March 29, 2011
Despite the best efforts of the beauty industry, the number of cosmetic surgeries stalled around 2004-2005.


Gerry Ferraro's Other Legacy: How a Good Catholic Girl From Queens Took On Her Church

Posted on March 28, 2011
For the women of America, Geraldine Ferraro was a trailblazer in American politics. But for Catholic women, she was a champion who stood up to the bishops for our sake.


How Disney Invaded American Childhood to Shill Worthless Crap to Our Kids

Posted on March 28, 2011
Disney is a major source of the potentially harmful gender and race myths proffered to girls today.


The Triangle Factory Workers Killed 100 Years Ago Were No 'Innocent' Girls--They Were Tough, Brave Women

Posted on March 24, 2011
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory workers who died were hardworking, brave young women senselessly sent to an early death by unsafe conditions.


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100 Years After Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Workers Face Dangers Born of Greed

Posted on March 24, 2011
In "Triangle's Echoes: The Unfinished Struggle for Worker Protection, Safety and Health," filmmaker Harry Hanbury shows the fight for workers' rights is far from over.


Toward a Human Rights Approach to Sex Work Policy

Posted on March 24, 2011
Protecting the human rights of sex workers is connected with broader efforts to ensure sexual and reproductive rights and address the problems of the U.S. criminal justice system.


Starbucks and Makeup: The Daily Ritual of the At-Home Worker

Posted on March 23, 2011
Even when you've forgone the traditional nine-to-five schedule, a routine is important.


Christian Intruders: New Law Will Force Women to Listen to Religious Lectures Before Getting an Abortion

Posted on March 23, 2011
South Dakota hit a triple, attacking reproductive rights, privacy rights and religious freedom with a law aimed at the state's one remaining abortion clinic.


How To Work From Home

Posted on March 23, 2011
Even when you've forgone the traditional nine-to-five schedule, a routine is important.


Leaving Home in Search of the American Dream Only to be Forced to Turn Around and Go Back

Posted on March 18, 2011
At times heartbreaking, the memoir is also a comforting tale about the importance of family, making sense of shifting gender roles, and believing in others.


Powerful Voices of Witness: Fighting for Freedom from Burma's Brutal Military

Posted on March 18, 2011
Twenty-three-year-old Byin Pu tells the story of how she left home for China to earn money for her family and ended up being exploited and assaulted.


"Kids These Days!": Why Do We Still Freak Out About Young Girls Having Sex?

Posted on March 17, 2011
Even if we’re critical of the media portrayal of young people and sex, to some degree we internalize its assumptions.


Woman Arrested for Thinking About Abortion? How Insane 'Personhood' Laws Are a Direct Assault on Pregnant Women

Posted on March 15, 2011
Women are being assaulted by attempts to establish fetal rights.


Love or Lust: Why Do People Have Affairs?

Posted on March 14, 2011
Cheating involves some mixture of emotions, ranging from bare appreciation of beauty or desire for validation to deep longing. The Greeks had a word for this: Eros.


Why Do People Have Affairs?

Posted on March 14, 2011
Cheating involves some mixture of emotions, ranging from bare appreciation of beauty or desire for validation to deep longing. The Greeks had a word for this: Eros.


What Kind of Sick Culture Blames an 11-Year-Old for Being Gang-Raped?

Posted on March 11, 2011
Recent coverage of a young girl's rape in Texas reveals our twisted assumptions about sexual violence.


"Hookers for Jesus": Former Sex Workers Spreading the Gospel

Posted on March 07, 2011
The Vegas-based ministry Hookers for Jesus has set out to "hook, help, and heal" those still in the industry.


Womancession: How Attacks on Public Employees May Hit Women Hardest

Posted on March 07, 2011
Childcare workers, social service providers, even nonprofit employees -- all areas where women are concentrated -- are likely to see government subsidies dry up.


GOP War on Women: Conservatives Are Intent on Curtailing Our Rights and Freedoms

Posted on March 06, 2011
Women's bodies and lives are the terrain on which this conservative movement is making its stand.


Why the Right-Wing's Insane Attacks on Women's Health May be Backfiring

Posted on March 04, 2011
This grisly ad, and the war on Planned Parenthood, is just another example of conservative overreach. And it may just backfire.


Can Gay Play Straight? What Sexuality Has to Do With Winning Roles and Academy Awards

Posted on March 03, 2011
If gay actors can’t play straight convincingly, and are losing gay roles to straight actors, what parts are left?


Revealed: The Group Behind the Bills that Could Legalize Killing Abortion Providers

Posted on March 01, 2011
It's no coincidence that bills to expand justifiable homicide laws have popped up in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. Meet the group that launched the effort.


GOP War on Women: 10 Names for the Pro-HIV, Pro-Cancer Republican Legislation

Posted on February 28, 2011
Nothing says "sanctity of life" better than cervical cancer, breast cancer, and HIV!


GOP War on Women: If You Have Sex, Republicans Want to Pry In Your Private Parts

Posted on February 28, 2011
The GOP seems to think that a woman forsakes the right to basic privacy the second she makes the choice to have sex.


10 Names for the Pro-HIV, Pro-Cancer Republican Legislation

Posted on February 28, 2011
Nothing says "sanctity of life" better than cervical cancer, breast cancer, and HIV!


"I Submit My Used Tampon As Evidence": Helping Out the Right-Wingers Who Want to Investigate My Womb

Posted on February 27, 2011
A Georgia bill would require women to file police reports when they miscarry. Let's get women to provide the sponsor with evidence: pictures of their used tampons.


Decades After 'The Feminine Mystique,' Many High-Achieving Women Find Satisfaction in Marriage

Posted on February 26, 2011
A new book explains why Betty Friedan might have paved the way for equal marriages by blowing the roof off the feminine mystique.


Why Lesbian Porn Is the Best

Posted on February 24, 2011
Mainstream porn traffics in male fantasies crafted and executed by men, with not much of women's fantasies or pleasure in mind.


Will the GOP Blackmail Dems into Defunding Planned Parenthood?

Posted on February 23, 2011
Republicans hate the organized pro-choice world so much because they believe pro-choicers have the power to win elections.


Cultish Christian Leader Teaches Women Should Submit to Husbands -- Victims of His "Submission Theology" Speak Out

Posted on February 21, 2011
The cultish Evangelical leader Bill Gothard espouses a theology that tells men to rule over their families, and for wives and kids to submit entirely, no matter the circumstances.


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