Stories by Katha Pollitt

Katha Pollitt is a columnist for The Nation. subscribe to Katha Pollitt's feed

Posted on: Jun 5, 2015, Source: The Nation

Clinton is running as a feminist—and that matters for all women.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: May 20, 2012, Source: The Nation

Not only is 'attachment parenting' bad for women; it's not necessarily good for children, either.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012, Source: The Nation

There's an urgent need to help low-income women receive abortion care.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2011, Source: The Nation

Right-Wing politicians at the federal and state levels have launched an attack on contraception.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2010, Source: The Nation

Conservative movements have always marshaled women's organizing prowess.

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.

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.

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?"

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2008, Source: The Nation

Obama has an opportunity to make gender equality a keystone of his administration.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2008, Source: The Nation

God's gift to journalism -- and to feminism.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2008, Source:

He's voted against contraception for more than 20 years, and yet doesn't even care or know enough to explain why.