Just Because Cheerleading Is Hard Doesn't Mean It's a Sport

Two, four, six, eight, to whom do we not allocate? Cheerleaders! At least, that's what the Second US Circuit Court has ruled in a case that pitted women's volleyball against competitive cheerleading. According to the ruling, although cheerleading is physically demanding, it doesn't qualify as a Title IX sport, and… » 8/08/12 11:30am 8/08/12 11:30am

A State-By-State Guide to 2012's Anti-Choice Laws (So Far)

No matter what you call this golden era in American legislating — the War on Women, the Imaginary War on Caterpillars, Tamponaroo — 2012 is, for better or worse, an exciting/harrowing time to have female anatomy, or to be a guy who enjoys having sexual relations with or cares about people who have female anatomy. But… » 5/11/12 11:10am 5/11/12 11:10am

Are Women's Magazines the Key to Nurturing More Women Writers?

There's been an ongoing discussion about how poorly represented women are among the ranks of magazine writers. For instance, women wrote just 26.44 percent of New Yorker stories last year and only 16 percent of those in Harper's. But Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation (which does a bit better women-wise than… » 5/02/12 9:15pm 5/02/12 9:15pm

Child Of Rape Victim Is Now A Charming Anti-Choice Personhood Fanatic

On November 8, Mississippians will vote on Initiative 26, an amendment to their state's constitution declares that life begins at the moment of conception. If enacted, the measure will effectively outlaw all abortion, IVF, embryonic stem cell research, and many forms of birth control. The driving force behind this and… » 10/21/11 5:15pm 10/21/11 5:15pm

How Hillary Clinton Sells Her Pro-Women Agenda

Hillary Clinton is on the cover of a rebooted Newsweek, the cover line touting her "shattering glass ceilings." But the story isn't about her oft-wondered-about share of power in the Obama administration. It's about how she's mainstreaming women's rights causes and putting them at the center of her agenda as Secretary of … » 3/07/11 10:02am 3/07/11 10:02am