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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 UN says inaccessibility to abortion is torture—and anti-choice laws prove it.

April 3, 2013

Decades of feminist work on rape awareness may have changed policy, but it has done little to change the culture.

March 22, 2013

The difficult conditions that affect domestic workers also plague nurses in hospitals.

March 20, 2013

The show somehow understands things about the pervasiveness and horror of violence and sexual abuse that most police procedurals don’t.

March 19, 2013

Without an affirmative consent model, rapists will continue to go free based on outrageous arguments about whether or not their victim didn’t want it enough.

March 15, 2013

What can women do to be treated equally? And what do men have to do with it?

March 13, 2013

Short version: a huge reduction in many of the programs they rely on.

March 12, 2013

Working parents will benefit enormously from an affordable, quality place to send their kids.

March 6, 2013

Sexist practices once reserved for female employees have now spread throughout the whole economy.

February 21, 2013

Nineteen years after the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, we need to reauthorize. We also need to do more.

February 15, 2013