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Katha Pollitt

Why Pro-Choice Is a Sacred Choice

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
Stacey Nelkin

In a recent New York Times article written by Katha Pollitt, she asks those of us who want to keep our rights to have an abortion to speak out. Well, I am a woman who has had two abortions - HEAR ME ROAR!

Was Lili St. Cyr an Accidental Feminist?

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Leslie Zemeckis

I am praised for showing Lili to be a one such; a pioneer, a free-thinking independent woman. Yet, I had to question, was she a feminist?

A Woman's Right at Risk: An Exchange With Katha Pollitt

Dorothy Samuels | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Dorothy Samuels

Opposition to abortion was one of the ways the Christian right was brought into the Republican Party by conservatives hoping to move the party further right. Now, of course, the tail is wagging the dog.

Abortion Without Apology

Dorothy Samuels | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Dorothy Samuels

Given the fragile state of abortion rights today, and the determination of those who would undo them further, Pollitt's book offers an important rallying cry. Her analysis is not perfect, but on the whole, her argument is persuasive -- and necessary.

Attack on "Liberal Columnist" Spotlights Tragic Defeat of Family-Planning Legislation

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In her column, Pollitt provided the widely-known fact that insurance companies are not currently paying for the services and care provided by the LARC program.

'Mommy, I'm Just Not That Kind Of Girl'

Judy Hall | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Judy Hall

Sammy is her own young woman. She knows who she is. She knows what she wants. She is only 12, and we have lots of decisions to make about hormones, etc. -- but in the end, we need to follow her lead. Like any woman, she will define who she is. And I couldn't be more proud.

What We Must Do Before 2016 To Get Women's Issues On Top Of The Agenda

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women

What should women be doing before the next general election to ensure that the issues that matter to them are addressed in 2016? Katha Pollitt, jou...

What The Pro-Abortion Rights Movement Gets Wrong About Choice

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women

Political representation of abortion has little to do with the actual reality of ending an unintended pregnancy. In her new book Pro: Reclaiming Abort...

A Tale of Brandeis, Islam, Feminism and the Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

To be sure, leftists don't want to encourage the political right which has its own opportunistic and underhanded agenda in the Middle East. Yet, by sweeping controversy under the rug and not engaging in key debates, the left opens itself up for attack.

Weekly Pulse: DCCC Ad Shows Grandpa Stripping for Extra Cash to Pay for Medicare

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger [youtube][/youtube] How will the next generation of seniors ...

Is Marriage a Barbarian-Adoption Program?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Married men are less generous with their friends after marrying. How, does this qualify as acting "more civilized," as the Marriage Mafia claim?

Liberal Causes: What Happened To Women?

Katha Pollitt | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On August 26, 1970, thousands of women marched down New York's Fifth Avenue as part of the nationwide Women's Strike for Equality. ... Forty yea...

Jason Linkins

Nation's Pollitt: Bill Kristol Better Than Ross Douthat | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Nation's Katha Pollitt apparently saw the need to pen a column objecting to all the people of liberal bent who praised the decision made by the Ne...