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State Legislators Grab Platform to Defend Contraception

State Legislators Grab Platform to Defend Contraception

| March 21, 2012

With a mix of humor and dead seriousness, women in state legislatures act to force their male colleagues to understand what's at stake in restricting contraception and choice. More »

Expanding Health Care Access—A Case Study

Expanding Health Care Access—A Case Study

| March 19, 2012

While many legislators seem intent on narrowing women's access to affordable care, individuals and foundations still work to expand it. Such is the mission of Dana Dornsife. More »

Lewd, Hateful Language Should Have No Place in Campus Debate

Lewd, Hateful Language Should Have No Place in Campus Debate

| March 14, 2012

An anticipated commencement address set off a rhetorical firestorm that sickened the author, a Barnard undergrad who calls for action by her campus community. More »

Men for Women’s Choice

Men for Women’s Choice

| March 12, 2012

On the issue of contraceptives and choice, most men quoted and pictured in the media recently have opposed women controlling their reproductive health. The authors plan to change that. More »

Much to Celebrate

Much to Celebrate

| March 8, 2012

Today is International Women's Day. Christine Ahn and the Global Fund for Women mark the occasion by recalling substantial wins for women in 2011. More »

State-Sanctioned Shaming and the Battle for Reproductive Rights

State-Sanctioned Shaming and the Battle for Reproductive Rights

| March 7, 2012

Contraception and choice are simply an everyday imperative for the author and her peers, despite the hostility that remains a part of the national culture. More »

Giving Women’s History a Home

Giving Women’s History a Home

| March 5, 2012

Perhaps this year's Women's History Month will mark the success of a push for a National Women's History Museum, a campaign that has built up an impressive history of its own. More »

Electoral Advertising is a Women’s Media Policy Nightmare

Electoral Advertising is a Women’s Media Policy Nightmare

| March 1, 2012

The author, who directs Media Equity Collaborative, demonstrates why super PACs and the corporate media controlling the airways pose a threat to fair media treatment for women. More »

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Girls Get Called “Slut” Everyday—They Could Be Making Friends Instead

Girls Get Called “Slut” Everyday—They Could Be Making Friends Instead

| February 28, 2012

Jessie Klein, author of "The Bully Society," writes that girls need help in building trusting relationships. More »

Date Rape Revisited

Date Rape Revisited

| February 23, 2012

Twenty-five years after an historic campus study, why are colleges still struggling to deal with the problem? More »