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My 91-year-old friend Alice, like many elderly women, has outlived her modest savings.

Women don't shout. Women don't like politics. Women shrink from intellectual debate. Women don't try.

Beijing Plus 10, the follow-up on the momentous 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, is opening at the United Nations as I write, and like other UN gatherings since George W.

As the saying goes, behind every successful woman is a man who is surprised. Harvard president Larry Summers apparently is that man.

So now this election is done.
What will follow it--maybe a
Reversal so women can drive
Cars in Saudi Arabia?

One afternoon in January 1892, in a packed convention hall in Washington, DC, the 76-year-old Elizabeth Cady Stanton rose from her seat to address the annual meeting of the National American Woma

Another holiday season--and only a year after the last one. How did that happen?

The Golden Girls and Sex and the City are available on DVD. Desperate Housewives airs Sundays at 9 pm EST on ABC.

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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

“Far too often trans women don’t have justice,” transgender television star Laverne Cox tells The Nation. “I’m obviously not one for locking people up, but we need some justice.”

June 3, 2014

Unsurprisingly, men’s rights advocates learned nothing from the Isla Vista shooting.

June 3, 2014

The UCSB shooter was obsessed with class status, racial hierarchies and the belief that certain women owed him sex and their attention.

May 28, 2014