Why did women do so well in 2012? Because gender bias is declining

When the 113th Congress convenes in January, women will occupy more seats than ever before. Why did women do so well in 2012? Because gender bias – either by the media or the voters – is no longer the impediment to female candidates that it once was.

By Danny Hayes November 25, 2012

A closer look at the pay gap, in charts

Women are doing a lot better than they were a half century ago. But men's economic privilege has been dented rather than eroded.

By Dylan Matthews September 30, 2012