Gender wars: women redefining customs as crimes
The social movements of the 60s gave American women the skills to name and address the injuries they faced in their own lives, and led to a global women’s movement that is now facing a violent backlash. We need to know this history in order to fight for women’s rights today
US Presidential debate: America’s national insecurity
What would a real national security look like? This debate on foreign policy never really took place last night. For starters, we would protect human rights and civil liberties, here and abroad. The gradual evisceration of our civil liberties makes America less safe, not more secure, says Ruth Rosen
President Obama: “It’s not true.”
The real surprise was that President Obama explained why so-called "women's issues" are everyone's issues - college students, health care, medicare, social security and equal pay for women and men. He reminded people that women are more than the sum of their reproductive organs; they are workers and family members
Women are the key to the presidential debate and election
In round two of the presidential debates, Biden might have done a better job than Obama of exposing the salesmanship of the Romney-Ryan campaign, but he did little to regain lost ground with respect to women voters.
US Presidential debate: who cares most about ordinary Americans?
At stake, are two visions of the so-called American Dream. One emphasizes government and people helping each other, and the other insists that individuals are on their own. Ruth Rosen reports on last night's US Presidential debate
Voter suppression: the "Schurick Doctrine" and the unravelling of American democracy
Republicans across the United States have passed a spate of voter suppression laws aimed at those most likely to vote for Obama. They are specifically targeting African American women who, in the past, created a gender gap that decisively elected Democratic presidents. America needs immediate international monitoring of its presidential election, says Ruth Rosen