What It Takes
O’Reilly, Ailes, Cosby, Trump: Three alleged sexual predators found disgrace. A fourth became president. What made the difference?
When 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.
Waiting 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.
What Will Happen to Title IX Under Trump?Obama strengthened protections for sexual assault victims and trans students. Trump could undo all that.
A Trump Family PageantOn Inauguration Day, America got an unsettling portrait of the smug, white, privileged blended clan now anchoring the White House.
The 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.
Can 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.
Getting 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.
How #WomenWhoWork Helped Win the ElectionIvanka’s empowerment feminism and Donald’s abject sexism were strangely perfect bedfellows.
Republican Women Feel Betrayed by Their PartyThey won’t soon forget it—even after Trump is finished.
America Is Having Another Anita Hill MomentOnly this time, the outrage at a powerful, predatory man is swifter and more universal.
The 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."
Fear, 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.
Against 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.
Made 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.
The Other Women Harmed by a Trump PresidencyFor those who care about international women’s rights, the best-case scenario is benign neglect.
“Hopefully This Will Be the Last March We Have to Have”Anti-abortion activists are feeling good about their chances.
The 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.
What the Women of SCOTUS KnowIn these troubled times, Justices O’Connor, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan are all the role models we need.
When 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.
Has the Republican Feminist Awakening Begun?A testy exchange between Newt Gingrich and Megyn Kelly was the GOP gender war in miniature.
The Triggered ElectorateDonald Trump has a unique and sickening ability to resurface women’s memories of abuse and trauma.
The Myth of Abortion RegretWomen are certain about their decisions. More certain, in fact, than people getting knee surgery.
Juanita 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.
“My School Punished Me”A high school student accused a classmate of sexual assault. Her school suspended her.