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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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The former Times executive editor seems to have been pushed out for defending fundamental journalistic principles. 

May 15, 2014

Many families in Nigeria are already skeptical about women’s education. The government’s failure to protect schoolgirls makes it worse.

May 9, 2014

The NRA quietly approved bills that would prohibit convicted abusers from possessing firearms, after years of opposing such legislation.

May 8, 2014

There’s no biological explanation for why women end up doing more housework, so it must stem from societal forces.

April 30, 2014

Americans put climate change low on their list of priorities. But consider how poor women fare when we opt out of the conversation.

April 22, 2014

California is known for protecting a woman’s right to choose. Will this be the year the state extends that same right to poor women?

April 8, 2014

The network has long gone after progressive black leaders. Last month it targeted two women far outside the Beltway.

April 2, 2014

Over 100 years after the first International Women’s Day celebrations, women continue to trail behind men by every economic measure.

March 7, 2014

We can’t change the workplace by asking women to lean out. We have to start with men.

February 26, 2014

Don’t let the glowing press around Mizzou distract from the school’s awful response to a rape allegation.

February 12, 2014