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The First Lady headlined an event highlighting the struggles of working mothers—but she pulled punches on the country's failure to ensure childcare and family leave.

Wajeha al-Huwaider

The internationally renowned activist talks to Katha Pollitt about women and driving in Saudi Arabia, a feminist Islam, and the chances for a “Saudi Spring.”

Americans love to say “We're all just people.” So why are we so bent out of shape by not knowing a child’s gender?

France

What's the point of having all those smart, social-democratically inclined secular citizens if, it turns out, they're self-satisfied creeps who will defend DSK?

The Schwarzenegger and Strauss-Kahn scandals have thrust the plight of the hired help into the spotlight. But usually these women are invisible, exploitable.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Reeling in the wake of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest on rape charges, the French public has started to ask some soul-searching questions.

A woman holds her child in Nairobi, Kenya

An American nonprofit is offering HIV-positive Kenyan women $40 to use IUDs as long-term birth control—and women are taking them up on it. Is this the right way to prevent the transmission of HIV to children?

Credit cards

Credit card companies have targeted women for some of their worst deals. But as consumer advocates start policing the industry, some women risk seeing access to credit dry up.

Women's health, abortion, birth control

Planned Parenthood's funding may have survived, but Congress still trampled on women's rights.

If corporate America and right-wing libertarians get their way, thousands of female Wal-Mart employees will never get the substance of their case heard in court.

Blogs

A new report on single mothers in the United States shatters some of the Gipper’s favorite myths that still persist today.

March 15, 2012

Still no good news for women in the recovery.

March 13, 2012

Here’s another sign that higher education may not be a panacea for women in the workforce.

March 13, 2012

A closer look shows that women are still getting left out of the economic recovery.

March 12, 2012

In defending Limbaugh, Maher tried to rob Americans of a fundamental instrument of power—voting with our pocketbooks. 

March 11, 2012

The Republicans are trying to overturn decades of women’s rights victories.

March 9, 2012

Maine's Representative Pingree made a reasonable decision to step aside in the race for Senate. But when women are battling unreasonable politics, is it the correct decision?

March 8, 2012

Republicans in Congress are debating a bill that would make it harder for young women to access abortion services. 

March 8, 2012

Comcast’s new minority-owned channels are the direct result of a deal cut with civil rights organizations. So where are the women’s channels?

February 24, 2012

In the restaurant industry, the wage gap between men and women is a matter of policy. Millions of the restaurant workers who serve our food cannot afford to eat. 

February 14, 2012