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: Jun 9, 2014, Source: Salon

The Washington Post columnist thinks women are lying to gain status.

Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: Salon

NRA's trick is to silence critics by saying politics disdains victims. But Martinez won't be silenced.

Posted on: May 25, 2014, Source: Salon

In moments after unspeakable tragedy we must not rush to conclusions. But here's one thing we already know too well.

Posted on: May 24, 2014, Source: Salon

"I can feel myself growing more and more isolated ... I need to be given treatment ... This prison cannot do that."

Posted on: May 10, 2014, Source: Salon

Dr. Willie Parker talks about his work on women's human rights — and what motivates him to do even more.

Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: Salon

Jerky? Yes. But the Princeton freshman is no outlier.

Posted on: May 1, 2014, Source: Salon

Against the advice of doctors, addiction specialists and reproductive health groups, Gov. Haslam signed the bill anyway.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2014, Source: Salon

Despite what Donald Trump and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar think, V. Stiviano did not transform her boyfriend into a racist.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: Salon

Appallingly, cultural tastemakers are helping rebrand rape as pre-consensual sex.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2014, Source: Salon

Welcome to the lamest reinvention in modern history. Why these "young guns" are just as scary as the old male ones.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014, Source: Salon

Despite his claims of making the system more "humane," Obama's record is devastating families.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2014, Source: Salon

"They're using the Peppermint Pattie to show that a girl is no longer clean or valuable after she's had sex."

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: Salon

Women care about more than birth control. From guns to poverty, here's why the party is doomed.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014, Source: Salon

Evangelical norms about female sexuality have shaped "secular" America more than you think.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014, Source: Salon

The official investigation concluded Incognito was responsible for a 'pattern' of racist and homophobic harassment.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2014, Source: Salon

From celebrities to right-wing columnists, when it comes to sexual assault the media's idea of "balance" is inane.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2014, Source: Salon

The stunt is shameless commerce, but it still raises interesting questions about representations of women's body.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: Salon

"The preoccupation with transition and surgery objectifies trans people," the actress explains.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: Salon

'Virginity can't be lost because it doesn't even exist,' and other facts you didn't learn in your school's health class.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2013, Source: Salon

"I’m no Marxist, but I have known plenty of good Marxists."