Is a Surrogate a Mother?A battle over triplets raises difficult questions about the ethics of the surrogacy industry and the meaning of parenthood.
“Formation” Exploits New Orleans’ TraumaBeyoncé’s blockbuster video isn’t advocacy. It’s appropriation.
Laws to Protect Women Often Do Just the OppositeTexas’ draconian abortion laws are rooted in a distressing history.
Should Women Be Required to Register for the Draft?They can serve with valor in combat roles, but feminists have clashed on the issue.
What Should Be the Fate of a Spare Frozen Embryo?There’s one good answer, but anti-abortion activists won’t like it.
Shopping at Whole Foods in an Open-Carry StateIt’s a little less stressful than it used to be, thanks to a few moms in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“New York Values” Are Dominating This ElectionAnd Donald Trump is fighting a whole new kind of culture war.
Why Anne of Green Gables Is a Patron Saint of Female OutsidersAnd why the makers of the new TV adaptation should take a few risks.
Who Is Marco Rubio’s New Anti-Feminist Adviser?His name is Wayne Grudem, and he’s into something known as “complementarianism.”
Hillary Clinton’s Plan for Paid Family Leave Is Bad Policy DesignIf only the ghost of FDR were on her advisory team.
More Than Likable EnoughI like Hillary Clinton. And I’m convinced that saying so can be a subversive act.
The Death of Jacqueline SmithSixty years ago, an illegal abortion killed her. The case made national news. We still have much to learn from her story.
Cracking Down on Anti-Vaxxers May Be Easier Than We ThoughtCompulsory vaccination laws may soon become the rule, not the exception.
The Instagram Hoax That Became an Art-World SensationHow one savvy artist found a new format for an age-old line of feminist critique.
Brandeis Students Are Lobbying to Get Their Professor on the Tenure TrackIt should work. Here’s why it likely won’t.
Could Abortion Become a Wedge Issue in the South’s Last Semi-Swing State?A new law in North Carolina might be a sign that Republicans have gone too far.
Why Bill’s Past Could Still Hurt Hillary The right hopes to turn the feminist consensus on rape against the Clintons.
Rape Victims Are Still Being Charged for Rape KitsIn too many states, hospital bills are compounding the trauma of sexual assault.