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Republicans block equal pay legislation—for this Congress, and for many to come.
Nancy Spero began using only the female figure in her paintings to push back the limits of her world.
Anita Hill may not have stopped Clarence Thomas from being confirmed to the Supreme Court, but in the wake of her accusations, our culture changed. Or did it, really?
Ginni Thomas called Anita Hill soon after the Times reported that Thomas's organization had accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in untraceable contributions. Did this accusation heat up the sense of persecution both Thomases feel about Hill's charge?
Betsy Reed and Rebecca Traister talk about the rise of conservative women in the 2010 elections.
With more men than women supporting Sarah Palin, who really benefits from the GOP's 'Year of The Conservative Woman'?
After Sarah Palin declared that the "Mama Grizzlies" were taking over the Republican party, the media reacted as if Republican women were an undiscovered species. Is there really anything new about this year's crop of conservative female candidates?
The choice of former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet to head the new United Nations agency for women may be the most important and smartest appointment Ban Ki-moon makes in his tenure as UN secretary-general.
Rape is not an inevitable consequence of war, says new UN special representative Margot Wallström. And there's far more UN peacekeeping troops could do to prevent it.