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War on Women

The Surprising Figure Uniting Nobel Laureates

Jennifer Wheeler | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
Jennifer Wheeler

I wasn't looking for the heroine. I wanted to understand what makes some people successful. I expected economic advantage to rise to the surface as a thread that connects Nobel winners. Instead I found an altogether different and more exciting story.

Sex and World Peace: Or, What Little Girls Have to Do With Our Wars

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Soraya Chemaly

The very best indicator and predictor of a state's peacefulness is not wealth, military expenditures or religion; the best predictor is how well its girls and women are treated.

Lady Parts Justice

Lizz Winstead | Posted 12.12.2012 | Comedy
Lizz Winstead

2012-10-12-Screenshot20121012at4.22.18PM.jpgToday we launch our second video, a short reminder that there are people elected to office who are making very important decisions about our bodies, and they have no business doing so.

My Abortion Was Different: Why Women Shame and Blame Each Other

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

We've all heard stories, apocryphal or not, of women who picket family planning clinics and then cross the line when they find themselves with a probl...

What About Women?

Anika Rahman | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Anika Rahman

It seemed women were finally taking a stand and declaring their indignation. How ironic, then, that both President Obama and Gov. Romney ignored such a key constituency in the first presidential debate.

Is it Your Body or Not? Draw The Line, People

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

If a person cannot control her own reproduction, well, really what can she control? What good are all your other rights if your right to control your own body and reproduction is denied? How else do you think we are ever going to deal pervasive gender inequities in the business world?

Presenting the Clear Choice for Women

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

When we told them about the Republicans' attempt to block the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which 71 percent of them said was a convincing reason to not vote Republican, one woman spoke for millions across the country when she asked, "What is this, the Stone Age?"

Women Must Vote Their Values in 2012

Cynthia Dill | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

As women, we know how fragile our economic security is. And now, thanks to the right-wing Republican Party agenda, we know what it is like to see our personal freedoms come under fierce attack. We must be vigilant to what is happening to women in America.

The Supremes, the Election, and the War on Women: What's Next?

Martha Burk | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

To say the Roberts Supreme Court hasn't been kind to women would be an understatement. In 2007, it overruled six lower federal courts in upholding a ban on one abortion procedure with no exception for the health of the woman.

Todd Akin Is Not Backing Down, and We Won't Either

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

If women want to have access to health care, education, and economic opportunity, we can't let Akin win. The stakes couldn't possibly be higher.

Words Matter

Nomiki Konst | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Nomiki Konst

The progress toward solving the epidemic of violence against women is a large task. We must create a society where women who are victims of violence feel supported, are able to detect the signs and know where to turn for help.

Of Course We Could Do Better Here in the USA

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

... but I think those using the phrase "war on women" ought to look around the world and see what a real "war on women" is like and stop the exaggerated political drama here.

An Educational Film for Republicans: Women's Health

Juliet Jeske | Posted 11.12.2012 | Comedy
Juliet Jeske

A short educational film for Republicans on Women's Health and the common myths about pregnancy.

Bad Daddy Sperm and the GOP

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Women have long been subjected to excessive societal pressure to sublimate their own needs, bodies and behaviors and to sacrifice them to those of developing fetuses. But, slippery slopes are slippery.

I Feel Bad for My Vagina

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Denise Vivaldo

I happen to love my vagina. We have been through thick and thin together. The great, the good, the average and the occasional nights we never speak of. Ever.

Pleasure Is the Revolution We've Been Waiting For

Stefanie Iris Weiss | Posted 11.08.2012 | Women
Stefanie Iris Weiss

We need to be allowed to simply be women, and not be shamed or idealized for wanting what we want, when we want it.

Chekhov's Gun

Sarah Edwards | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Sarah Edwards

Why should conservatives behave in a hostile manner toward women if it's not indicative of a larger worldview that thoroughly misunderstands the human experience?

3 Reasons Hillary Clinton Will Not Be Speaking at the Democratic Convention.

Carrie Tuhy | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women
Carrie Tuhy

The woman who shattered the glass ceiling in 2008 will be absent from this convention, missing her party's party for the first time in over a quarter of a century. Where is Hillary Clinton and why is she not speaking?

The War on Women Is a War Against Everyone

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.04.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

To refuse to recognize the changing times is the worst kind of denial -- one that breeds backward-looking policies and irrelevant debate. Our society and our economy need us.

Exploring the Roots of 'The Abortion War'

Laila Al-Arian | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Laila Al-Arian

"Why would Al Jazeera be interested in making a film about abortion in the United States?" That's a question we received often as we set out to film the documentary The Abortion War. The answer is easy.

Women and Rights in 2012 -- What We Stand to Lose and Why

Kristen Houghton | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Kristen Houghton

Taking away women's rights is the highest, and unfortunately most legal, form of bullying.

Is the GOP Trying to "Censor" American Women?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Hayley Rose Horzepa

A new woman's movement is developing. We get closer and closer to it every time a stupid comment and caustic remark about women exits one of these politicians' mouths.

Ellen DeGeneres: A Fabulous Decade On TV. She Won Her War!

Liz Smith | Posted 10.27.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

This month Ellen marks her first decade as the host of her wildly popular daytime talk show. With no end in sight.

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney: 'I'm The Guy Who Was Able To Get Health Care' For Massachusetts | Elise Foley | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said Sunday that he doesn't foresee a problem appealing to women voters, touting the fact that his Massachusetts health care law helped ma...

POLL: Will "The War On Women" Affect Your Vote In The Upcoming Presidential Election?

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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