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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

Ann Romney is out of touch with most American women.

April 12, 2012

Photo voter ID laws will have a disproportionate impact on women voters, who are more likely to have name and address changes.

April 12, 2012

We must recognize how much we’ve accomplished while keeping our sights on everything that still needs to be addressed. 

March 26, 2012

If you had any doubt that Republicans have an even bigger anti-woman agenda than their love of compulsory vaginal probes might suggest, consider Wisconsin’s Senate Bill 507.

March 26, 2012

A new book takes exciting and historic trends a step too far.

March 23, 2012

Electing more African-Americans and women to office will eventually mean more conservatives from both groups.

March 22, 2012

We pay more for the same products and services while making less money.

March 21, 2012

As in the rest of the recovery, women are losing ground while men gain some back.

March 19, 2012

Many women are staying in their jobs when children are first born but cutting back later on.

March 19, 2012

Pundits say Mitt has damaged his brand among women and Latinos. Not so fast. 

March 18, 2012