What It Takes

O’Reilly, Ailes, Cosby, Trump: Three alleged sexual predators found disgrace. A fourth became president. What made the difference?

April 7 2017 4:12 PMHillary Clinton Is Not Going AwayGood.
April 4 2017 5:55 AMWhen Does Life Begin? It’s Not So Simple.Fetal personhood bills are gaining steam—but many religious and scientific ethicists, as well as women, see the path to personhood as a gradual one.
March 2 2017 2:02 PMWaiting for ICE to StrikeAn American college student knows her parents could be deported any day—and if they are, she’ll need to leave to take care of her family.
Feb. 2 2017 5:02 PMWhat Will Happen to Title IX Under Trump?Obama strengthened protections for sexual assault victims and trans students. Trump could undo all that.
Jan. 22 2017 6:05 PMA Trump Family PageantOn Inauguration Day, America got an unsettling portrait of the smug, white, privileged blended clan now anchoring the White House.
Jan. 22 2017 3:02 PMThe Triumphantly Big Tent of the Women’s March on WashingtonA broad progressive agenda drew half a million protesters, with widely varied goals but a shared desire for change.
Dec. 22 2016 4:13 PMCan Pantsuit Nation Survive Its Book Deal?Critics in the nearly 4 million–member group say they wanted to fight Trump. Instead, they’re getting a collection of heartwarming stories.
Nov. 23 2016 1:07 PMGetting the Women’s March on Washington on the RoadAfter the election, a hastily made Facebook event attracted the passion of thousands. Now, seasoned organizers are trying to turn it into something real.
Nov. 11 2016 9:17 AMHow #WomenWhoWork Helped Win the ElectionIvanka’s empowerment feminism and Donald’s abject sexism were strangely perfect bedfellows.
Oct. 28 2016 2:41 PMThe Marriage PlotDemocrats will need white women to resist their husbands’ appeals for Trump.
Oct. 23 2016 8:00 PMRepublican Women Feel Betrayed by Their PartyThey won’t soon forget it—even after Trump is finished.
Oct. 14 2016 5:45 PMAmerica Is Having Another Anita Hill MomentOnly this time, the outrage at a powerful, predatory man is swifter and more universal.
Oct. 11 2016 5:51 AMThe New Culture of LifeIn the era of Trump and Whole Woman’s Health, the future of pro-life activism is young, female, secular, and “feminist."
Sept. 23 2016 6:00 AMFear, Anxiety, and Depression in the Age of TrumpTherapists and their patients are struggling to cope amid the national nervous breakdown that is the 2016 election.
Sept. 14 2016 1:04 PMDonald Trump’s Family Policy Is TerribleIt’s also great news for American families.
April 6 2017 8:59 AMAgainst SpankingStacey Patton, author of a new book about black America’s relationship with corporal punishment, says it’s time to understand it as abuse, not mere discipline.
March 6 2017 5:45 AMMade in the USAAmericans may think of International Women’s Day as a sentimental export from abroad—but this week’s global strike is a throwback to its real history.
Feb. 9 2017 3:27 PMThe Other Women Harmed by a Trump PresidencyFor those who care about international women’s rights, the best-case scenario is benign neglect.
Jan. 27 2017 6:50 PM“Hopefully This Will Be the Last March We Have to Have”Anti-abortion activists are feeling good about their chances.
Jan. 22 2017 5:34 PMThe Trump Resistance Will Be Led by Angry WomenOutrage over Trump’s sexism has spurred people to political action. The Women’s March on Washington was just the beginning.
Dec. 27 2016 2:16 PMThe Empire Strikes BackWe thought women would break new ground in 2016. We were wrong.
Dec. 15 2016 12:56 PMWhat the Women of SCOTUS KnowIn these troubled times, Justices O’Connor, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan are all the role models we need.
Nov. 22 2016 9:38 AMWhen Adoption Stories Don’t Have Happy EndingsA man raised in the United States has been deported to South Korea, a country he left at age 3.
Nov. 1 2016 4:38 PMWinner but for WeinersHow lecherous men could ruin Clinton’s path to the presidency.
Oct. 26 2016 2:06 PMHas the Republican Feminist Awakening Begun?A testy exchange between Newt Gingrich and Megyn Kelly was the GOP gender war in miniature.
Oct. 18 2016 11:20 AMThe Triggered ElectorateDonald Trump has a unique and sickening ability to resurface women’s memories of abuse and trauma.
Oct. 13 2016 9:37 AMThe Myth of Abortion RegretWomen are certain about their decisions. More certain, in fact, than people getting knee surgery.
Oct. 9 2016 1:41 PMJuanita Broaddrick’s Rape Allegations Are Credible. Her Attacks on Hillary Clinton Are Not.Least credible of all? Trump’s likely use of Broaddrick to argue that he’s the anti-rape candidate.
Sept. 19 2016 8:44 PM“My School Punished MeA high school student accused a classmate of sexual assault. Her school suspended her.
Sept. 5 2016 8:00 PMThe Trapdoor of Trigger WordsWhat the science of trauma can tell us about an endless campus debate.