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2014 Was a Great Year for Feminism. Is a Backlash Coming?

"It was a watershed year for women, and for feminism, as we refused to accept the pandemic of violence against women—the rape, the murder, the beatings, the harassment on the streets and the threats online," writes Rebecca Solnit this week at the Guardian. "Women’s voices achieved a power that seems unprecedented, and the whole conversation changed."

The Best Things Written About Women This Year

It was a year of bad news, including for women—which made it a fabulous year for writing about them. Here are some of my favorite pieces from 2014 on the heroines (Diana Nyad), villains (Bill Cosby), delights (1989), and horrors (The Other Woman) visited upon women this year.

Nashville Police Chief Who Respects Protesters Also Fights for Victims of Domestic Violence

Nashville police chief Steve Anderson grabbed headlines over the weekend by blowing some welcome fresh air into the public debate over how to handle the ongoing protests over police force around the country. While police in New YorkShow More Summary

Gov. Bob McDonnell's Daughters Carry on a Family Tradition: To Save Dad, Blame Mom

Earlier this year, former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen presented a surprising defense against charges of conspiracy and bribery, arguing in court that he couldn't have conspired with his wife to take illegal gifts, as he was barely speaking to her. As Dahlia Lithwick detailed for Slate back in September, that defense was an abysmal failure.

Non-Traditional Families Are The New Tradition

Christmas is a time of nostalgia for Victorian imagery, ‘40s-style crooner songs, and the idealized 1950s family image of two parents, two kids, and a dog. But if watching the inexplicably famous Holderness family celebrating the corny...Show More Summary

The Year of Truly Awful Celebrity Sex Scandal

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

The Year Disney Realized Women Can Do More Than Fall In Love

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

Want to Reduce the Abortion Rate? Support IUDs.

One of the ongoing battles in the fight over abortion is the question of what’s behind the declining abortion rate in the United States. Anti-abortion activists understandably want to attribute the decline to a rise in abortion restrictions,...Show More Summary

The Year People Started Caring About Online Harassment

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

The Year Cheerleaders Fought Back

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

Meet Paul Nungesser, the Accused Student At the Center of the Fight Over Campus Rape

This year, Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz became an emblem for how colleges mistreat victims of sexual assault on campus. After Sulkowicz reported an alleged rape to the Columbia administration and the college found the accused...Show More Summary

A Week of “Good News” Shows How Bad Christian Women Leaders Still Have It

It was a big week for female religious leaders. Last Tuesday, the Vatican ended its six-year investigation into the lives of American nuns with an approving report. And, on Wednesday, the Church of England appointed its first female bishop. Show More Summary

The Year Having Kids Became a Frivolous Luxury

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

Should Journalists Report on Sexual Assaults Before Charges Are Filed?

In July, a Houston teenager named Jada went to a party, passed out, and woke up to discover that she may have been sexually assaulted—after she saw photos of the event plastered all over the internet. One photograph, of Jada naked on the floor, spread across social media in the form of a viral joke. Show More Summary

The Year Network TV Finally Let Us See Natural Black Hair

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

The Year We Asked the NFL, Budweiser, and TV Land to Solve Violence Against Women

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

The Alarming Inaccuracy of Prenatal Testing  

When I was pregnant with my first child, I got an important call from my doctor’s office. I remember very little of the specifics aside from where I was standing (on the sidewalk, outside of a management training seminar I had to do for work), and the dread I felt as the call proceeded. Show More Summary

Conservatives Believe Contraception Is Abortion Only When It's Politically Convenient

In recent years, there has been a surge in energy behind the conservative argument that some forms of birth control are tantamount to abortion. Anti-choice activists have taken to saying that emergency contraception and IUDs work byShow More Summary

Wisconsin Is Throwing Pregnant Women in Jail to Protect "Unborn Children"

Last week I wrote about the escalating trend toward arresting women who use illegal drugs while pregnant, even when the science indicates that legal drugs like tobacco and alcohol do the same or more proven harm to babies than opioids and methamphetamine. Show More Summary

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