Presidents showed Helen Thomas, who died Friday at age 92, deference. Deference for the longevity of her reporting and for her sharp questions that could puncture a carefully crafted facade and go to the heart of an issue.
Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) appeared on "The Interview Show," hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk music, her career, feminism and the upcoming Ju...
We profess that Trayvon was everyone's son, but we do not confess that we white women are all Carolyn Bryant. We scorn the defense's use of Olivia Bertalan as a witness, but we tell ourselves that we are just being practical when we lock our car doors as a young Black man walks by.
In the wake of the responses to the blog post I published in April, I think it necessary to write a follow-up post. In this post I mean not to retract...
From selling concerts tickets to launching human rights campaigns, the boob has never been so present, powerful, pregnant and perky in our society. For better of for worse, 2013 will be remembered as the Year of The Boobs.
Little did I know that our conversation about patriarchy and women's rights and the parallels between her rural impoverished part of South India and my home state of Texas would ring so true when Senator Wendy Davis stood for half a day to filibuster for women's right to choose
Reminiscent of Rachel Green's 'do on Friends with its soft, fun layers and updated color, which an anonymous source close to the campaign confides is called "Iowa Straw Poll at Dawn," Hillary's hair signals a definitive shift.
This would be a different story if the numbers showed that 40 percent of married households had a female breadwinner.
The Hot Flashes is definitely sweet -- and pretty salty too -- with a witty script from Brad Hennig that gives Wanda Sykes and Camryn Manheim the sort of lines that make you whoop out loud.
It was still dark when Victoria and five other young women emerged from a customized truck to climb the Shard, Europe's biggest skyscraper. She was ca...
From the perspective of a straight white guy perched on the left coast, there seem to be three reasons why the women's movement hasn't produced gender equity.
While critics were debating if Lena Dunham gets too naked too often, or if Melissa McCarthy is too fat to be a movie star, Julia Pastrana's mummified remains were being collected from an Oslo medical facility and sent home to Mexico to be laid to rest.
There has been a missing link in this process of gaining gender equality -- the activism of men. With few exceptions, women have been mostly talking to themselves.
I was once married to a westernized Afghan man whom I had dated for two years at college. I was only 18 when we first met. I blithely followed him to Kabul where I suddenly found myself held captive in a polygamous family for five long months.
So why should the production of such hard-hitting, necessary hell-sending ammunition ever be protested? Oh, wait. Perhaps it's because the production of the pork-laced bullets are completely erroneous in intention and purpose.
Being a hero does not mean that we are fearless or even that we succeed in saving the day. It simply means that we mobilize our inner and outer resources, so as to live our lives with dignity, purpose, vision, and passion.
Recently there has been a surge of reported incidents of gang rape of girls and young women across the globe. I question what the staggering levels of...
When I say I was never the kind of girl to take my husband's name, I'm not kidding. I never gave the subject a great deal of thought, but knew it wasn't in the plans for me.
In an era where sexual harassment in the workforce was hardly a cause for complaint, Anita Hill defied the social constraints of the time by asserting her rights. Director Freida Mock brings together the story in this documentary of Hill, Anita.
"Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it," says the opening quote to the film Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. The line, from poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, suggests that art is an act of dissidence, and therein dissidence creates a better tomorrow, a better future.