Stories by Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on [email protected] email her [email protected] subscribe to Katie McDonough's feed

Posted on: Nov 28, 2013, Source: Salon

Some tips for giving time and money this year to help those in need.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: Salon

Cops allegedly told the victim's lawyer that she should should "think long and hard" before filing charges.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source: Salon

Hint: It's not because they desperately crave commitment.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013, Source: Salon

To obtain an "A" rating a movie must include two women who talk to each other ... about something other than men.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: Salon

A New Jersey couple is fighting to put their child in a discredited therapy to "cure" him of his sexual identity.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: Salon

"They were snickering at these women," says a lawyer for one of the women who was filmed without her knowledge.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013, Source: Salon

How is telling a gay couple to die on their wedding day or calling starvation "empowerment" Christian, exactly?

Posted on: Sep 22, 2013, Source: Salon

Draconian laws to bar abortions are well known. But now there's a quiet scheme to limit what medical students learn.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2013, Source: Salon

The average sex session burns 21 calories.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2013, Source: Salon

Why are people like Zimmerman so protected?

Posted on: Sep 10, 2013, Source: Salon

Forget metaphors or subtle stereotyping, these ads and products let contempt for women stand front and center.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2013, Source: Salon

A woman's success also makes a man less interested in their relationship, researchers found.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2013, Source: Salon

An explicit photo of a teen girl goes viral. The boy is saluted as a hero, while the girl gets trashed online.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013, Source: Salon

Apparently, higher wages are what you get for makin' whoopee.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2013, Source: Salon

California is the first state to enshrine such protections in a statute and enforce them across school districts.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: Salon

New laws banning abortion at 20 weeks are based on pseudoscience. Now for some real research.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2013, Source: Salon

A major study on in-utero cocaine exposure reveals that poverty — not drugs — is the real danger children face.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2013, Source: Salon

From Texas to North Dakota, lawmakers are threatening the lives of women across the United States.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2013, Source: Salon

The U.S. model encourages "more expensive care, rather than care that is good for the mother,” says one expert.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2013, Source: Salon

Because of a legal loophole, nonprofits and other companies can pay some workers far less than minimum wage.