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Women’s Rights Under Attack

Leave it to the GOP to not only stymie continued progress, but slam-shift the country into reverse and head back to the good ole days, when women were forced to put their lives at risk with coat hangers and back-alley quacks to deal with an unwanted pregnancy. Recent Republican antiabortion laws are more than...

Is the War on Drugs Finally Over?

The district attorney of Philadelphia, Larry Krasner, made a radical proposal in May: Instead of prosecuting and incarcerating those caught for the possession of drugs as criminals, they would be sent to treatment centers. “Possession is different than dealing. It’s different than carrying a bunch of drugs you intend to sell or deliver later,”...

Women’s Rights

Publisher’s Statement, June ’80 “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” That’s the exact wording of the Equal Rights Amendment, better known as the ERA. It’s a simple statement of equality for the majority of American citizens—women....

Fuck You If You Can’t Take A Joke

Publisher’s Statement, July ’88 When I started HUSTLER Magazine, I intended to bring readers something they couldn’t get from magazines, but that still reflected real life: women as naked as you see them in bed, jokes told with the same language you hear at work or in bars, and information unaffected by sacred cows...

Not In My Name

Publisher’s Statement, March ’03 As of this writing, it looks like we will be going to war with Iraq. According to President-select Bush, we are doing this because Saddam Hussein is evil, because he harbors weapons of mass destruction and because he supports terrorism. While I agree that Hussein is a bad guy, there...

It’s Not Just Guns

Publisher’s Statement, May ’13 As traumatic as they are, rampage shootings are now a regular occurrence in our country. Many factors have led to that reality: availability of guns, lack of mental-health treatment, abusive environments, violence in popular culture, the list goes on. There’s no specific reason and no specific solution. As President Obama...
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