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Where Have All the Pro-Choice Men Gone?

A recent Gallup Poll found that fewer men identify as pro-choice today than they did in 2008. The sexism that’s feeding the anti-choice side and why we need men to support women’s reproductive rights.

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The NYT Issue on Women: “A Persuasive Argument”

Kristof and WuDunn persuasively argue that fighting for women’s equality around the world, especially in developing countries, is the moral issue of our time.

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“Lady-Mags”–Love Them, Flaws and All, or Leave Them?

The paradox of women’s glossies: They largely acknowledge our progress and rights in terms of the workplace, sexual freedom and reproductive rights, but only skim the surface of the sexist dynamics and expectations that inform those issues.

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Struggle in a World of Privilege: A Mad Men Salon

Even as we anticipate watching the women who work at Sterling Cooper struggle with changing gender roles, we are watching that struggle take place in a privileged world.

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You Can’t Keep the Lid On Forever: A Mad Men Salon

“Mad Men” is all about the hard truths, and the hard truth is that being a woman forging her own path in the early 60s was very lonely indeed.

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Pour A Stoli While the World Burns: A Mad Men Salon

Hold on to your hats: the 60s are coming to Sterling Cooper! Will Don Draper and his ilk go from icons of cool to losers holding back the tide of progress?

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I Am A Mad Woman

The number and influence of women in advertising have grown to such an extent that we must now hold ourselves accountable for what we achieve, and how.

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Women or Objects? A “Mad Men” Salon

True, second wave feminists didn’t burn their bras–or their girdles or their garters–but “Mad Men” suggests that they probably should have.

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Nostalgia for Those Louts: A “Mad Men” Salon

Astute and unflinching examination of gender politics has proved to be the secret of the rise of “Mad Men” in popular culture. RH Reality Check is hosting a salon on the program.

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Selecting the Same Sex

While sex selective abortion allows women to make what is, in a sense, the ultimate in supposedly informed consumerism, it also can work to create a world where being female is viewed as the primary and most terminal of birth defects.

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