With America unique among developed and most developing countries in its rising maternal mortality, it's especially encouraging to see significant progress in mothers' and newborn survival in sites across the developing world.
I read the pay gap coverage with an eye roll. Here we are again. At first I couldn't even be bothered to comment on it. Creating systemic change in this arena is complex, painfully slow and full of people missing the point entirely.
Since the global financial crisis, countries around the world have been trying to grow their economies more quickly. Women are part of the solution. To be sure, Canada has already made impressive strides in boosting female labor participation over the past several decades.
For the past thousands of years we, the patriarchy, have prescribed rules for women on what they can and cannot wear, say, and do. We have seized the right to determine what is appropriate, and what is not appropriate.
The coin of gender has two faces, male and female, but for any individual, traveling through life and time, each of our own experiences of gender may well have infinity of possibilities of the mix of these faces.