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A scourge of health problems has nail salon workers wondering about the industry's safety standards.

The lovelorn, fragile women the media once revered have given way to skank posses of the skinny, the slutty and the overindulged.

Wendy Shalit's new book pits "good girls" against "girls gone wild." But where's the middle ground?

Demonized for decades by ideological foes on the right and left, the mother of the birth control movement is finally able to speak for herself.

A Cuban writer pays tribute to Vilma Espín, wife of Raúl Castro and Cuba's first lady, who fought tirelessly for the rights of women in a male-dominated country.

The Dangerous Book for Boys does no boy a favor by resuscitating the Anglo-imperial manly ideals. And what about girls?

Some of the same feminists who loved Hillary as First Lady are now fiercely opposing her bid for the White House.

Who says American feminists have ignored the plight of Muslim women?

In a gruesome marriage of technology and medieval barbarity, an Internet video records the stoning death of a 17-year-old Kurdish girl. Welcome to the new Iraq.

The marketing-driven message of the perfect girl--smart, skinny, pretty, athletic and loved by all--is a model of perfection that's hard to live up to. Can't girls just be free to be?

Blogs

A new bill would let families on welfare afford this basic necessity. What’s wrong with that?

August 13, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014

Californians fighting domestic violence say there’s a new way to help keep families safe.

August 11, 2014

Being a woman in Iraq was difficult before the ISIS offensive. The current wave of militarization is making life even worse.

July 2, 2014

In Louisiana, women’s health could prove a meaningful point of divergence between the Democratic incumbent and her Republican challengers.

June 23, 2014

Professional dress was created with the male worker in mind, and the unclear guidelines facing women shows we haven’t fully accepted them in the workplace.

June 20, 2014

Women of color are affected by racism too. We can’t keep sending the message that they aren’t.

June 19, 2014

Conservative writer George Will’s highly offensive column has yet to have serious consequences for his career—but perhaps that is about the change.

June 19, 2014

And interview with Journalist Sheila Bapat on how domestic workers—mostly immigrant women and women of color—are winning labor protections nationwide.

June 12, 2014

A conversation among black men challenges the assumptions at the heart of My Brother’s Keeper.

June 4, 2014