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Gender Equality

Vox's coverage of the gender equality movement.

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 rape allegations against Armie Hammer, explained

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

A historic number of women have been sworn in to Congress

Poll: A majority of voters want Joe Biden to advance policies that promote gender equity


Why Polish women are furious at the government

Live results for 2 key abortion ballot initiatives

Former model Amy Dorris says Donald Trump sexually assaulted her

The great rebuild

Why do gender reveals unleash so much destruction?

The tragedy of Hillary Clinton

Use of the word “bitch” surged after women’s suffrage

How the radical British suffragettes influenced America’s campaign for the women’s vote

Why hasn’t voting done more for women?

A record number of women could be elected to the House this fall

“Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor”: The power and the peril of a catchphrase

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s powerful speech against misogyny in Congress was long overdue

Fights, naps, chaos, and cuddles: 4 dads on how the pandemic transformed their notion of fatherhood

"I think, without question, this is the most time I’ve spent with my kids, ever."

Women candidates won big in June primaries

Mrs. America’s many brands of feminism, discussed and dissected