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International Womens Day 2011

Stop That Feminist Viral Statistic Meme

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

That thing you might have heard, about women's work, income and property ownership -- it's not true. (And yes, I really am a feminist.) If you're a f...

A Trailblazing, Feminist Beauty Queen

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hilary Levey Friedman

Last week women around the world observed the 100th celebration of International Women's Day. One woman not discussed was Jean Bartel, Miss America 1943, who passed away on Sunday night.

WATCH: Women Of The World Festival In London Celebrates Achievement, Potential Of Women

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, London's Southbank Centre launched WOW - Women Of The World, an annual festival celebr...

A Global View of Women

Christine Bork | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

The status of women's economic health around the globe is slowly improving. As a small group of people in Chicago, it might seem like there isn't much we can do to help move this global issue forward.

It Takes Women to End Global Poverty

Daniel W. Yohannes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel W. Yohannes

This week, as we celebrate the occasion once again and reflect on the great strides made over the last century, we know their work is unfinished.

Colbert: 'Hey, Ladies Show Me Your Advanced Degrees'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

International Women's Day fell on Fat Tuesday this year, an irony not lost on Stephen Colbert. So how does one celebrate the achievements of women on...

Women Move Up by Moving Overseas

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

When I speak to professional women at all levels across various industries, I still hear many reasons why women think they, in particular, "can't" go abroad. But going global deserves a serious look.

Women Will Lead to Bring Freedom to Iran and Middle East

Soona Samsami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Soona Samsami

Women will lead the way to bring freedom and democracy to Iran and other Middle Eastern countries since they have been the prime victims of dictatorship, tyranny, and Islamic fundamentalism.

Jewelry in a War Zone?

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shannon Galpin

There is an unusual strength that comes from wearing the words that inspire us.

America's Working Women: Stress, Health and Well-Being

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

March 8th is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, which seems like the perfect occasion to get the scoop on the "State of America's Working Women."

The 'Mean Girls' Obsession -- As if Women Were the Ones Starting Wars

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Reardon

Categorizing women is often used as a way to limit their opportunities further. If we start bandying "mean girls" around as if it's a valid category, we inadvertently imbue it with legitimacy.

Some Much-Needed Sisterhood on the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

Helena Christensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Helena Christensen

In Peru, in Nepal and around the world, millions of women already face a daily struggle to put food on the table because of discrimination and inequality. Climate change is making their situation worse -- much, much worse.

A Century of Giving Back

Queen Rania al Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Queen Rania al Abdullah

Her face has been kissed by Time. Every crease and line around her eyes records a moment in her life, like the delicate rings in a tree trunk. With what little she has, she still gives what she can. She is Um Fawaz, from a village in Jordan.

International Men's Day

Anne-Marie Slaughter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anne-Marie Slaughter

Over my lifetime, women have demonstrated repeatedly that they can do anything that men can do, while still managing traditional women's work at the same time. But the same expansion of roles has not been available to men.

10 Reasons We Need International Women's Day

Rebecca Price | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Price

While women's history and women's rights have made leaps and bounds over the centuries, there are still injustices, atrocities and violent acts against women everyday.

Agents of Change

Rep. Nancy Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Nancy Pelosi

In my travels, I have met with presidents, prime ministers, and kings. But what has impressed and inspired me the most were my conversations with young people, and especially young women.

International Women's Day: To the Next 100 Years

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Huffington Post

We've invited some of our most influential women bloggers to reflect on the accomplishments and struggles facing women. From Queen Noor of Jordan to Eve Ensler, the voices are as varied and impassioned as you'd expect.

The Triangle Factory Fire Centennial and Why It Matters Today

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

One hundred years ago, 146 young immigrant workers died in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire. The value of the past is learning to avoid mistakes of the future. We need to listen; we need to remember.

Feminist Coming Out Day: What Does Feminism Mean to You?

Olivia Goldhill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Goldhill

Feminist Coming Out Day rises above the stigma and contradictions that muddle so many conversations on sexism, and the power of the event lies in its one simple assertion that feminism is pertinent today.

International Women's Day: Reflections from Natalie Portman, Maya Angelou and Other Renowned Women

Marianne Schnall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marianne Schnall

To help celebrate this centenary of International Women's Day, I went through my interviews and compiled a selection of quotes to remind us why we all benefit when we stand up to empower women and girls.

International Women's Day: Who Inspires You?

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

March 8 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, a celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women past and p...

Fast-Tracking Women's Empowerment: Partnerships and Practical Solutions

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan M. Blaustein

For women and girls to thrive in urban settings, thoughtful multi-sectoral strategies must be applied, from ensuring safe transport to school for teenage girls, to training law enforcement personnel to handle domestic violence cases.

Women's Health: Decades Later, What's Still Neglected

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Since childhood, women's health mattered to me. When I was 10 years old, my mother developed thyroid cancer. I will never forget visiting her at the hospital and feeling helpless against this disease. It was then that I decided to become a doctor.

Getting Your Man to Commit

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

While roses and tubs of those Trader Joe's cookies are awesome, there is nothing more sexy than a man who is so self-assured that he'll work to shift the gender-power equation.

Women Living With HIV: A Lesson in Resilience and Rights That US Congress, the World Cannot Ignore

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.17.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

How will we be remembered in another 100 years? Will this be the Congress that spent wisely and honored commitments, or did not pay the slightest bit of attention while women were senselessly dying around us?