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The Merits of a Plas-Tax Over a Bo-Tax

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Annabelle Gurwitch

The Bo-Tax is being touted as a way to help solve the health care budget crisis, presumably because a very small percentage of cosmetic procedures are covered under some insurance plans (unfortunately, not mine).

Women vs. Girl

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

While feminists made "woman" a hard and fast rule, could it be time to reopen the case? Could we be coming to a time when we need to reclaim "girl" to embrace all of the woman that we are?

Abortion Is New Front in Health Care Battle

Wall Street Journal | FAWN JOHNSON and LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most versions of the Democratic health plan would create subsidies for lower-income people to buy private health insurance. If that insurance includes...

Letterman Should Call Himself Letterperson from Now On

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Catie Lazarus

Sarah, how creepy is it that NOW is jumping on your bandwagon? Trying to be friends with the alpha popular princess by sweeping abortion, pay parity, stem cell research under the rug!

What Now? Terry O'Neill for NOW President

Patricia Ireland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Ireland

Only one of the leaders vying to become the new NOW president is running on the promise of restoring NOW's prominence and rebuilding NOW's activism.

Jeff Muskus

Right-Wing Protesters: Birth Control Will Kill You | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Unable to turn the public against sex, the pro-life movement will be on the march Saturday trying to convince women that birth-control pills will kill...

Mother's Day Special: Can Obama Deliver What Women Want?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

With Supreme Court buzz dominating DC, gender issues are suddenly back in style despite the President's recent declaration that protecting abortion rights was not a high priority on his agenda.

Superbowl? Yes, Please! Sexist Ads? No, Thank You!

Meredith Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meredith Lopez

Sexism in ads, to me, is not only offensive, it's beyond outdated to the point of being pathetic. Do we really still need half-naked women in bikinis to increase beer sales?

NOW Endorses Feigenholtz In Emanuel Replacement Race

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, was endorsed Monday by the National Organization for Women in her quest for the vacant congressional seat of W...

What is an American Feminist Today?

Lindsey Horvath | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Horvath

If your agenda does not include reproductive freedom, you do not value it. If those with whom you create your solidarity do not value reproductive freedom, neither does your movement.

Sarah Palin: The Wrong Kind Of Woman?

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

Should these "women's groups" be seeking to advance women, any and all women, into positions of power or any candidate, male or female, who agrees with their politics?

The Democratic Convention...and a Front Seat to Women's Issues

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Hillary Clinton didn't clinch the nomination, yet her impact on the process has been indisputable. There is a great deal for women to celebrate.

Female Activists Quiet on Woman Vice President

Allison Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Stevens

Instead of backing one of the many other women who could take Clinton's place as Obama's right-hand woman, womens' rights activists prefer to continue licking their wounds.

Women's Equality ... Why Not Now?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Firecrackers and picnics aside, Abigail Adams didn't get to sign the Declaration of Independence, Betsy Ross sewed the flag, and how many people even know who Deborah Samson Gannett was?