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The call to women: Bring us more babies!

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The world’s most visible trans woman has kicked off her gubernatorial campaign by demonizing trans women in sports. How do we call her out?

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A microphone.
First of all, don’t hand her one of these. Photo by Robinson Recalde on Unsplash


In her new book ‘The Making of Biblical Womanhood,’ history professor Beth Allison Barr reveals centuries of women that modern leaders keep trying to erase


A well-intentioned social media uproar after Sarah Everard’s murder shows the impossibility of mitigating misogyny

Side view of a young man and woman crossing the street at night.
Side view of a young man and woman crossing the street at night.
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The misogyny that took the down pop icon more than a decade ago still affects countless women to this day

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Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio are for bringing children into this world, but against helping them survive it

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AOC and Katie Porter share the hard-earned ‘gift’ for noticing what others can’t yet see

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Yes, it could feel performative. But protest during the Trump years provided me with the civic training to undo the damage.

Demonstrators attend the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017. Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images


A new season of the HBO hit would drag the conversation backward rather than push it forward

A “Sex and The City” bus tour in New York City, 2013. Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images


Stephanie Schriock wants women to know they have all the tools they need to run for office

Stephanie Schriock. Photo treatment; source: Presley Ann/Getty Images

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