Stories by Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at subscribe to Katie McDonough's feed

Posted on: May 22, 2015, Source: Salon

Celebrity and wealth help conceal abuse, but the system makes ignoring it pretty easy for everyone.

Posted on: May 14, 2015, Source: Salon

Kansas says it’s a crime for doctors to use the safest and most common method to perform a second trimester abortions.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2015, Source: Salon

The industry is clearly growing, but is it exploitative?

Posted on: Mar 14, 2015, Source: Salon

Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich's recent comments are more disturbing than you realize.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015, Source: Salon

"The Daily Show" comic had to defend herself against an offensive accusation that she was holding herself back.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2015, Source: Salon

Her new book examines how our current system is inadequate to meet the demands of the baby boom generation.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2014, Source: Salon

Their whole strategy has been to conflate birth control with abortion.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: Salon

"We need to talk healthy relationships and how to prevent rape and sexual assault, along with contraception."

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014, Source: Salon

Don't expect to learn any of this in a sex ed class.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014, Source: Salon

The National Review's hit piece was disgusting, but far from unique.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2014, Source: Salon

"These girls in the detention center are not Little Miss Muffin," remarked one official.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2014, Source: Salon

Why are people so excited about Paglia's latest on men's "nature" and campus sexual assault?

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014, Source: Salon

Asking "where's the outrage" over a women's soccer player accused of violence misses the point.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2014, Source: Salon

The combined provisions would have shuttered all but eight clinics in the state.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2014, Source: Salon

Why still so much confusion about consent?

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014, Source: Salon

Claiming you shot someone out of fear of your life can be a "get out of jail free" card -- depending on who says it

Posted on: Aug 16, 2014, Source: Salon

If the "too-muchers" triumph over the "not-enoughers," economic weakness could become permanent depression.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2014, Source: Salon

Once upon a time, it was the right that ran on reproductive health issues. Here's why they're running scared now.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2014, Source: Salon

A young boy didn't seem to share Fox & Friends' co-host's confusion over an Illinois university's new sign for gender-neutral restrooms.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2014, Source: Salon

Justin Lookadoo missed a gig on "high moral values and character for teens" on account of being in jail.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2014, Source: Salon

The Washington Post columnist thinks women are lying to gain status.

Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: Salon

NRA's trick is to silence critics by saying politics disdains victims. But Martinez won't be silenced.

Posted on: May 25, 2014, Source: Salon

In moments after unspeakable tragedy we must not rush to conclusions. But here's one thing we already know too well.

Posted on: May 24, 2014, Source: Salon

"I can feel myself growing more and more isolated ... I need to be given treatment ... This prison cannot do that."

Posted on: May 10, 2014, Source: Salon

Dr. Willie Parker talks about his work on women's human rights — and what motivates him to do even more.

Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: Salon

Jerky? Yes. But the Princeton freshman is no outlier.

Posted on: May 1, 2014, Source: Salon

Against the advice of doctors, addiction specialists and reproductive health groups, Gov. Haslam signed the bill anyway.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2014, Source: Salon

Despite what Donald Trump and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar think, V. Stiviano did not transform her boyfriend into a racist.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: Salon

Appallingly, cultural tastemakers are helping rebrand rape as pre-consensual sex.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2014, Source: Salon

Welcome to the lamest reinvention in modern history. Why these "young guns" are just as scary as the old male ones.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014, Source: Salon

Despite his claims of making the system more "humane," Obama's record is devastating families.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2014, Source: Salon

"They're using the Peppermint Pattie to show that a girl is no longer clean or valuable after she's had sex."

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: Salon

Women care about more than birth control. From guns to poverty, here's why the party is doomed.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014, Source: Salon

Evangelical norms about female sexuality have shaped "secular" America more than you think.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014, Source: Salon

The official investigation concluded Incognito was responsible for a 'pattern' of racist and homophobic harassment.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2014, Source: Salon

From celebrities to right-wing columnists, when it comes to sexual assault the media's idea of "balance" is inane.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2014, Source: Salon

The stunt is shameless commerce, but it still raises interesting questions about representations of women's body.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: Salon

"The preoccupation with transition and surgery objectifies trans people," the actress explains.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: Salon

'Virginity can't be lost because it doesn't even exist,' and other facts you didn't learn in your school's health class.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2013, Source: Salon

"I’m no Marxist, but I have known plenty of good Marxists."