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The "Bennett Belles" march from the Reid Christian Methodist Church in Greensboro, N.C.

College students on Election Day: 'Reverse the tide'

11/04/14 03:57PM

The group streamed down from campus, chanting among other things, "This is what Democracy looks like," a popular refrain chanted by young protesters in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown Jr. this summer by a police officer. read more

Reproductive rights are on the ballot

11/03/14 10:04AM

There has been no Todd Akin in this election cycle -- that is, there are no “gaffes” that have elucidated an extreme position in a particularly meme-friendly way the way the infamous "legitimate rape" comment did. But that doesn’t mean that women’s reproductive rights aren’t on the ballot across the country anyway, both implicitly and... read more

Gubernatorial Democratic candidate and Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks about a recent Supreme Court ruling on easing HB2, a Texas state abortion law, on Oct. 16, 2014. (Eric Kayne/Getty)

The new women's issues

11/01/14 09:01AM

That shift is emblematic of the way Democrats across the country, including those on the campaign trail, are talking about issues important to women this year. The moralistic “war on women” has taken a back seat to messages about economic security, and even abortion and contraception are now filtered through an economic lens. read more