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Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

| April 10, 2013

With national elections looming, the health of Venezuelan democracy may depend on the freedom of opinion in the media—including the political cartoonists. More »

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

| April 4, 2013

In film and onstage, from the perspective of more than 50 years of activism, Angela Davis offers lessons from an organizer. More »

Pakistan—The Last Destination of the Stars

Pakistan—The Last Destination of the Stars

| March 29, 2013

The author, fresh from a family visit, reflects on how Pakistan arrived at this moment, and what the United States can do to support women and democracy there. More »

Verdict Is In on Sexual Assault in the Military

Verdict Is In on Sexual Assault in the Military

| March 26, 2013

Survivors and advocates insist on the need for a system of reporting and trying sexual assault cases independent of the chain of command, writes the author, an expert on gender-based violence. More »

“My Brooklyn”—Prejudice, Policy and Gentrification

“My Brooklyn”—Prejudice, Policy and Gentrification

| March 22, 2013

In discussing two women who document a culturally and commercially vibrant community at risk, the author explores the racist policy and politics behind the onslaught of gentrification. More »

The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

| March 18, 2013

Expand the circle of empathy in public life, urges multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis. More »

Futures Without Violence

Futures Without Violence

| March 11, 2013

A UN Commission on the Status of Women Event Highlights Groups Acting to End Violence Against Women Around the World. More »

Witch Burnings in Papua New Guinea—in 2013!

Witch Burnings in Papua New Guinea—in 2013!

| February 28, 2013

First delivered on "Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan," this "Fighting Words" commentary demands action in response to a horrifying news story reported by journalist Jo Chandler. More »

Nepotism Is Not Feminism

Nepotism Is Not Feminism

| February 19, 2013

The author, editorial director of Feminist Studies, takes issue with the language the president used in last week's State of the Union address. More »

Human Trafficking Bill Resurrected in Congress

Human Trafficking Bill Resurrected in Congress

| February 15, 2013

This week the Senate took care of the unfinished business of reauthorizing legislation to combat the crime of trafficking, including services for domestic victims. Now it's up to the House. More »