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Native Americans Speak Out About Street Harassment

Native Americans Speak Out About Street Harassment

| September 9, 2012

The author, founder of the website Stop Street Harassment, collected stories in focus groups to augment a forthcoming, first of its kind national report on street harassment. More »

DNC Platform—Reaching for a New Normal

DNC Platform—Reaching for a New Normal

| September 6, 2012

The author, who last week analyzed the potential impact on women of the policies outlined in the Republican National Platform, here turns to the Democratic statement of principles. More »

2012 DNC: A View from the Maryland Women’s Caucus

2012 DNC: A View from the Maryland Women’s Caucus

| September 5, 2012

The author, founder of Legalspeaks.com, finds the essence of diversity within the Maryland delegation to the Democratic National Convention. More »

Tea Party, Anyone?

Tea Party, Anyone?

| August 31, 2012

The GOP platform presumably states the values of the party—not good news for the 99 percent of us, argues the author. More »

Abolishing Prostitution: A Feminist Human Rights Treaty

Abolishing Prostitution: A Feminist Human Rights Treaty

| August 28, 2012

The author, long active in global human rights, argues that the time is ripe for a UN treaty to bolster ongoing efforts to end prostitution. More »

Feminists Pioneer ‘Conversation’ Radio

Feminists Pioneer ‘Conversation’ Radio

| August 22, 2012

With a new radio show, "Women's Media Center Live," about to launch, the author, executive editor of Raw Story, talks to radio hosts who are changing the sound and scope of talk radio. More »

A Champion for Congolese Women

A Champion for Congolese Women

| August 22, 2012

Justine Bihama is making a difference at the world's epicenter of rape—in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More »

The Glamorous Lure of Hollywood Violence

The Glamorous Lure of Hollywood Violence

| August 19, 2012

Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised, the author suggests, when citizens see themselves as heroic while committing mass murder. More »

Nancy Pelosi on her 25 Years in Congress

Nancy Pelosi on her 25 Years in Congress

| August 16, 2012

The House minority leader reflects on her battles to combat AIDS/HIV and improve women's health over the years, and on women's role in a polarized Congress. More »

The Left’s Love for the Feisty Nun

The Left’s Love for the Feisty Nun

| August 15, 2012

The author, former president of Catholics for Choice, questions the wisdom of progressives who glorify "brave" nuns under Vatican attack. More »