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Katha Pollitt is a columnist for The Nation.
Why I’m Ready—and Excited—For Hillary
Posted on: Jun 5, 2015, Source: The Nation
Clinton is running as a feminist—and that matters for all women.
Katha Pollitt: Ending a Pregnancy Is a Common, Normal Event in Women's Lives—Let's Talk About It That Way
Posted on: Oct 21, 2014, Source: Picador USA
We need to see abortion as an urgent practical decision that is just as moral as the decision to have a child.
Why Some Progressives Want to Make Sex Work the New Normal
Posted on: Apr 8, 2014, Source: The Nation
Acknowledging that sex work can be exploitative seems to be difficult for some feminists to come to grips with.
What Would a Vagina Think of Naomi Wolf's Silly New Book About Vaginas?
Posted on: Sep 14, 2012, Source: The Nation
The vagina may be built to withstand multiple childbirths, but apparently even a joke at its expense can shut women down, according to Naomi Wolf's strange new book.
What Is Wrong With Our Education System? Almost Half the Population Doesn't Accept Evolution
Posted on: Jun 21, 2012, Source: The Nation
Rejecting evolution expresses more than an inability to think critically; it relies on a fundamentally paranoid worldview.
Attachment Parenting: More Guilt for Mother
Posted on: May 20, 2012, Source: The Nation
Not only is 'attachment parenting' bad for women; it's not necessarily good for children, either.
6 Reasons You Should Give to an Abortion Fund
Posted on: Mar 23, 2012, Source: The Nation
There's an urgent need to help low-income women receive abortion care.
"Letting Jesus Pick Your Birth Control?" Conservatives All Over the Country Fighting to Deprive Women of Contraception
Posted on: Oct 7, 2011, Source: The Nation
Right-Wing politicians at the federal and state levels have launched an attack on contraception.
Dangers of a 'Submissive' Wife in Chief: Is a Vote for Michele Bachmann Really a Vote for Her Husband?
Posted on: Aug 28, 2011, Source: The Nation
Only in America would the first female president be a woman who has promised to obey her man as Christ's representative on earth.
After Budget Showdown, Women Under the Bus
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011, Source: The Nation
It's getting awfully crowded underneath that bus. You know, the metaphorical one women keep getting thrown under, along with their rights, their health and their money.
Why Are Conservative Women Drawn to the Tea Parties?
Posted on: Jul 20, 2010, Source: The Nation
Conservative movements have always marshaled women's organizing prowess.
Why Are Pedophilia-Hiding, Child-Abusing Church Fathers Allowed to Write Laws About Women's Bodies?
Posted on: Apr 2, 2010, Source: The Nation
The moral authority granted the Catholic Church in the secular world is the most repellent aspect of the current crisis.
Prochoicers Took a Hit to Help Pass Heathcare Reform -- It's Payback Time Now
Posted on: Mar 22, 2010, Source: The Nation
The Democratic Party and the Obama administration owe supporters of women's rights a huge payback for cooperating on its signature issue. Here are some suggestions.
The Democratic Party: Whose Team Is It, Anyway?
Posted on: Nov 13, 2009, Source: The Nation
In the wake of the passage by Democrats of a radical anti-abortion measure, Democratic women are asking, "Whose party is this?"
Julie & Julia: Women Excelling at Work
Posted on: Sep 6, 2009, Source: The Nation
Julie & Julia is that very rare movie about women's struggle to express their gifts through work. Not a boyfriend, a fabulous wedding, a baby or escape from a serial killer.
Media's Whiplash on Michelle Obama: From Fist-Bumping Radical to Mom-in-Chief
Posted on: Apr 2, 2009, Source: The Nation
Well, not quite. She is still black .. and a woman. So while half the country swoons over her, there are those who feel a little threatened.
Is It Morally Wrong Not to Send Thousands Each Year to the Developing World?
Posted on: Mar 22, 2009, Source: The Nation
Controversial ethicist Peter Singer says that the destitution abroad compells us to share our wealth, even in an economic crisis.
Barack Obama, Feminist in Chief?
Posted on: Dec 8, 2008, Source: The Nation
Obama has an opportunity to make gender equality a keystone of his administration.
Sayonara, Sarah Palin
Posted on: Nov 9, 2008, Source: The Nation
God's gift to journalism -- and to feminism.
McCain Opposes Contraception -- Pass It On
Posted on: Jul 21, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
He's voted against contraception for more than 20 years, and yet doesn't even care or know enough to explain why.
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