women

NPR's Michel Martin Does Not Want You to Check Your Privilege

She wants you to use it.

Watch Kerry Washington's Powerful DNC Speech on Threats to Women's Rights

Actress Kerry Washington’s speech at the DNC.

The Unique Importance of This Year's International Women's Day

While Washington squabbles over the right to control female bodies, women around the globe have long been fighting back, speaking up, and creating change.

Hey, Media: Don't Lecture Black Women About Marriage

Racialicious’ Latoya Peterson on the media’s obsession with black women and marriage rates among African-Americans.

Pregnant Women Dying in New York

This year, maternal health advocates got the heartening news that the death rate of women in childbirth was declining worldwide, while the rate of child survival was improving ahead of earlier projections.

New York Moves to Keep Incarcerated Parents Connected to Kids

The prison system and the child welfare system both have the power to split families apart, and too often, they are tragically linked when the state imposes its judgment that a parent is no longer worthy of her child. For the majority of men and women in New York’s prisons, their fate as parents hinges on a legal timetable that pushes their children toward adoption.

Mail Order Wombs: Outsourcing Birth to India

So much of America’s economic activity takes place on faraway shores, from call centers in Mumbai to sweatshops in Shanghai. Still, you’d think that making a baby would be one job that’s hard to offshore. But today, for a fee, a woman in another country can serve as a “gestational surrogate,” carrying a fertilized egg to term and then delivering the baby straight to your door, halfway around the world.