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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

Why letting go of being liked is so hard—but so necessary—for women.

November 29, 2012

Sam Gordon has become an Internet sensation after the spread of viral videos showing her shredding Pee Wee football defenses with a series of dynamic touchdown runs.

November 11, 2012

Women will head to the polls tomorrow strongly in favor of government spending and protections.

November 5, 2012

Message from America to low-income women: you’re not mothers, you’re just moochers.

October 29, 2012

New evidence proves the sexist “mommy track” myth wrong.

October 24, 2012

Why the next feminist battle should be defining rape for the masses.

October 23, 2012

Will Romney and Ryan be held accountable for their proposed rollback of women’s rights?

October 22, 2012

STUDENT WINNER: American women can’t afford the Republican rollback of rights our forebears fought so hard to win. 

October 19, 2012

Romney’s now-infamous “binders full of women” show how little the Republican candidate knows about overcoming structural inequality. 

October 19, 2012

Why does Lena Dunham really inspire so much charged debate?

October 9, 2012