Intricate LivesJanuary 2016
The author on depicting female friendship and fielding questions about unlikable characters.
Women in the WorldOctober 2015
A leading researcher on the need to rescript our narratives about women and the environment.
India’s Third GenderMarch 2015
Boundaries of Gender: The activist on the ancient legacy and contemporary struggles of hijras.
Lost and found in the femicide regions of the US-Mexico border.
Beyond the Binary Behind BarsJune 2013
The activist academic on the prison industrial military complex and its impact on women of color.
The ThrowawaysMarch 2013
In Kenya, doctors are force-sterilizing HIV-positive women without their consent—and in some cases, without their knowledge.
Roe v. Wade at Forty: Beyond Pro-ChoiceFebruary 2013
Her name tag said 'Lynn Paltrow: Reproductive Justice.' Pulling out a sharpie, she added, 'And Drugs.'
The Caregivers CoalitionJanuary 2013
One of TIME and Newsweek’s most influential people of 2012, Ai-jen Poo works to address a swiftly aging population, and an exploited workforce, by reforming domestic labor standards.
Gender GapSeptember 2012
Hanna Rosin’s controversial new book proclaims the "end of men." But what about the women?
Primeval SuperstitionsJuly 2012
Exploring minority religions in Poland, Katarzyna Majak’s images probe prejudice against witchery, questions of aging, and feminine divinity.
The Female GrotesqueJanuary 2012
South Korean poet Kim Hyesoon on subverting expectations, her use of grotesque language, and the state of feminism in Korea.
Parts and PartialSeptember 2011
You thought feminists had to focus on empowering women? Stephanie Coontz on why, after a sustained assault on families and unions, that just isn't enough anymore.
The Man from the AdSeptember 2011
Nelda didn’t know of anyone else turning thirty who’d never kissed a man. Her sister Maria said women who never made out with anyone were prone to a nervous condition in their old age.
On the Emancipation of WomenJanuary 2010
Just as the 1800s were ripe for the abolition of slavery, this century will bring forces to bear on freeing women from violence, slavery, and oppression.