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Gender Equality

Vox's coverage of the gender equality movement.

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and their $50 million defamation suit, explained

Angelina Jolie alleges Brad Pitt physically abused her and their children

The downfall of Armie Hammer, explained

How the world changed its mind on Tracy Flick

The true physical and mental costs of pregnancy

A pregnancy turns deadly in an anti-abortion state. What happens next?

Who overturning Roe hurts most, explained in 7 charts

Under Obamacare, birth control pills are free. Why aren’t vasectomies?

R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years. Here are all the sexual misconduct allegations against him, in one timeline.

You shouldn’t have to ask your boss for an abortion

Being a good father means rethinking masculinity

Johnny Depp’s legal victory makes it clear the Me Too backlash has arrived

Why the Depp-Heard trial is so much worse than you realize

In an uncivil age, calls for “civility” are about squashing effective protest

When celebrity nudes were everywhere

Sex and the City said it would stand for friendship over men. It didn’t.

Looking back at the ’90s has meant reexamining the decade’s toxic diet culture

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Every version of the Monica Lewinsky story reveals America’s failure of empathy

Twenty-three years later, the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal is a tale of cultural sadism.

Still Mad is a sweeping, thrilling survey of the writers who built second-wave feminism

Astronomers were skeptical about dark matter — until Vera Rubin came along

How Gossip Girl broke the fantasy of being the world’s most special girl

For women, remote work is a blessing and a curse

It’s incredibly hard to get a rape conviction. Bill Cosby’s release makes it feel pointless.

Why Democrats are voting on bills that have no chance of passing

Justice Kavanaugh hands down some surprisingly hopeful news for women’s equality

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The bubblegum misogyny of 2000s pop culture

How we destroyed girls 20 years ago — and why we’re just starting to second-guess it.

Can sports ever really be “fair”?

Anti-trans bills, women’s sports, and the misguided pursuit of an even playing field.

The rape allegations against Philip Roth’s biographer are a damning condemnation of publishing

Filibuster opponents just got good news from a key Democratic holdout on reform

The House has renewed the Violence Against Women Act. It now faces major hurdles in the Senate. 

Cities aren’t designed for women. Sarah Everard’s murder shows us the consequences.

The little-known radical history of International Women’s Day

The Woody Allen vs. Mia Farrow story is also a story of workplace abuse

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s dehumanizing attack on Rep. Marie Newman’s transgender daughter, explained

How Joss Whedon’s feminist legacy unraveled

Covid-19 vaccines are likely safe during pregnancy. When will we know for sure?

Doug Emhoff, wife guy extraordinaire

How novelist Anna North built a Western around a gang of gender-nonconforming outlaws

What we still haven’t learned from Gamergate

The Queen’s Gambit beauty debate, explained