Stories by Katha Pollitt

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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.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2008, Source: The Nation

The media claims McCain is a moderate, but voters who care about women's rights won't fall for it.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2008, Source: The Nation

Some think that Hillary Clinton's loss is a set-back to female politicians. They're wrong.

Posted on: May 25, 2008, Source: The Nation

Anti-choicers in South Dakota are again attempting to ban abortion. So where are the progressive voters and organizations?

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

Republican hegemony, conservative Christianity and misogynist media are taking their toll.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2008, Source: The Nation

When it comes to keeping women in their place, polygamous Mormon fundamentalists and the Pope have a lot in common.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2008, Source: The Nation

Harvard's woman-only gym time has the Islamophobes out in full force. But let's get a grip: This isn't about terrorism, Osama bin Laden or burqas.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2008, Source: The Nation

The post-scandal humiliated wife standing next to her politician husband is a trend that needs to die.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2008, Source: The Nation

Pundits may be writing McCain off as a grumpy old man, but in a race against a black man or a white woman, his identity could be the trump card.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2008, Source: The Nation

Iranian women's rights activists are working to stop stoning in their country. It's time for us to hep them.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2008, Source: The Nation

If the campaign becomes a competition between race and gender, the winner will be whichever white man the GOP nominates.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2008, Source: The Nation

Teens getting pregnant: bad. Teens having babies: good. If this makes no sense, wake up and smell the Enfamil: it's 2008!

Posted on: Dec 10, 2007, Source:

Have you noticed how liberal white male reporters get crushes on right-wing male candidates?

Posted on: Sep 27, 2007, Source: The Nation

A look at the penny-wise, pound-foolish complexities of our bizarre healthcare system.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2007, Source:

According to director Judd Apatow's family values, beautiful women drag men into adulthood. Then what?

Posted on: Jun 22, 2007, Source: The Nation

US invasions have made the work of Muslim feminists much more difficult. The last thing they need is for women's rights to be branded as the tool of the invaders and occupiers and cultural imperialists.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2007, Source: The Nation

It's ridiculous that we don't fight attempts to promote population growth while we wring our hands over global warming, species loss and suburban sprawl.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2007, Source: The Nation

The right-winger's latest book has "The Vagina Monologues" and single moms bearing the brunt for 9/11.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2006, Source: The Nation

"The reason the Democrats lose elections is that they pander to female voters instead of being manly and tough. Oh, wait a minute, the Democrats won the last election. Women aren't just evil, they're powerful."

Posted on: Oct 5, 2006, Source: The Nation

Rep. Mark Foley was a cancer in the House, and the GOP leadership screwed up royally in protecting him, but why can't Democrats attack Republicans on more serious issues that matter to the country?