Stories by Sarah Seltzer

Sarah Seltzer is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her work has been published at the Nation, the Christian Science Monitor, Jezebel and the Washington Post. Follow her on Twitter at @sarahmseltzer and find her work at subscribe to Sarah Seltzer's feed

Posted on: Sep 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The war on women remains in full swing. Which state has become the worst for reproductive rights?

Posted on: Sep 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

With a fleet of "Mad Men"-esque shows glamorizing the "good old days," retrograde sitcoms, and fewer women in the writer's rooms, the TV lineup is discouraging at best.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As donations fall and jobs are cut, are Focus on the Family's days of using gay rights as a wedge issue finished?

Posted on: Sep 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

When creepy anti-choice activists targeted a clinic owner too close to home, he gathered volunteers to give them a friendly ring back.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A girl files suit after sexual abuse from a cop reveals a departmental pattern; what is with authority figures using sex to dominate others?

Posted on: Aug 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Despite lawsuits and activism, women's health clinics are shutting their doors, thanks to "regulations" coming, in one case, from secret origins.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Government planning and preparation helped keep Irene's damage from being even worse than it was. No wonder right-wingers are going nuts.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

What is it with our inability to find justice for victims?

Posted on: Aug 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The GOP's anti-tax attitude and budget cuts mean some states are closing schools on Fridays, leaving parents, workers and students in the lurch.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Nine young black men were convicted of two heinous crimes. DNA evidence points to their innocence, but many of the men are still in jail.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

From surcharges to abuse of passengers to more airline mergers, flying today is worse than ever.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new kind of lawsuit is targeting illegal porn downloads--unsurprisingly, defendants are settling rather than being named.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The recession brings stories of students turning to the sex industry in order to pay their school bills and loans.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The war on women has many fronts: one is being fought against doctors who are making a stand for women’s right to choose in the wake of Dr. Tiller's murder.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Is Bachmann the new Palin? Or is sexism the reason similarities between 2008’s GOP VP candidate and 2012's contender keep popping up?

Posted on: Jul 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new report reveals that some Americans still think it’s okay for a man to hit his wife, the insane wage gap between women of color and white men, and other disturbing trends.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The success singing competition "The Voice" achieved by positing itself as the anti-"Idol" suggests America is ready to privilege talent over appearance.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Although this new bill is largely symbolic, the fact that it's being introduced, and other small victories of late, bode well for a change in tone on this discussion.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

How is it possible that a play can convey a crippling blow to religious dogma and authority without alienating anyone except the most puritan and devout?

Posted on: Jun 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

From worker mistreatment to putting local stores out of business, here's how Wal-Mart is still fighting for the wrong side.