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The Thing All Women Do That You Don't Know About

Gretchen Kelly | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Gretchen Kelly

There's this thing that happens whenever I speak about or write about women's issues. Things like dress codes, rape culture and sexism. I get the comments: Is this really that big of a deal? Aren't you being overly sensitive? Every. Single. Time. And every single time I get frustrated. Why don't they get it?

My Opinion Doesn't Justify Your Rape Threats

Nora McInerny Purmort | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Nora McInerny Purmort

I'm alive and I'm a person. I don't like when a**holes tell me to smile. I don't like being told to be quiet, and I don't like having to turn the other cheek because strangers on the Internet could light me up all day long because they don't like big mean feminists. You don't get to make me afraid.

The Collateral Damage of Being at Average Risk of Breast Cancer and Having Dense Breasts

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

A woman cannot participate in shared decision making about her values and preferences of screening without weighing the pros and cons of over-diagnosis, false positives and missed positives.

Why the United States Has Never Had a Woman President

Anamika Ojha | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Anamika Ojha

It has been six months since I came to the United States (US). Ever since, I have found quite a lot to admire in this country of Uncle Sam. People from various ethnicity and cultures blend in here, the 'world's largest melting pot,' adding a rich cultural diversity to the United States of America.

Protect Project Empower

Susie Wolbe | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

My children are now adults, some with children of their own, and, I must admit, time passed faster than I had ever imagined it could or would. If gi...

10 Tweets That Show Why the World's Top Diplomat Has to Be a Woman

Ernesta Redi | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Ernesta Redi

Whilst this topic might not be on the official agenda of the General Assembly, you only need to look at social media to see where the real support lies for the next world's top diplomat to be a woman.

35 Powerful Quotes From Women in Hollywood

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women

The following are thoughts, tips, warnings and encouragement -- in no particular order -- from some kick ass women in the film and television industry. Only nine women have won Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars -- EVER.

Illuminating Women's Voices From Within

Mariane Pearl | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Mariane Pearl

Bonding through our stories is crucial because it can create a global dialogue in which each voice matters as opposed to the cacophony of opinions we tend to replace them with. Connecting the dots between your life and those of others is what women do well. Now is the right time to help women and girls tell their stories.

Why I'm Done Saying Sorry

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 09.28.2015 | Women
Danielle Campoamor

I'm done saying sorry for the way in which I've used my body. I won't apologize for the number of lovers I've had or how much sex I've enjoyed or how promiscuous I've been. I won't apologize for expressing a very natural part of myself, especially when it makes me feel beautiful and exotic and fulfilled.

Women Deserve To Be On The $20 Bill

Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.

On Women's Equality Day, we write to echo the hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists who support the Women On 20s campaign. As we continue making progress for the cause of women's rights, we hope to preserve Alexander Hamilton's place on our currency while elevating a woman to a place she deserves.

Global Challenges and Blah Blah Blah

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

I've always been touched by socially relevant films and documentaries, realizing the importance of social issues and current events which is the goal and essence of Skoll's production company. However, on that very rainy day in Oxford, seated at the New Theatre, I realized that just like the film and its soundtrack, live music could turn into a very powerful tool to deliver a message about social and environmental issues.

The Work of Feminism Is Far From Over

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Trainwreck is predictable in part because it's Hollywood, but if you peel away the layers, it sends a message that is not at all untrue. Even--spoiler alert--Amy learns about her own double standards.

Women Need to Build Each Other Up, Not Tear Each Other Down

Danielle Prager | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

We hear so often about the injustices that women face in the workplace as a result of gender inequality or the stereotyped, "white middle-aged male" -- but what we don't hear enough about are the injustices we are met with that originate from the hands of other women.

Purpose Unfolds in the Bahamas: Meet Tara Diane and Melisa Hall

Lucinda Cross | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Lucinda Cross

What is my purpose? This is the hardest question to ask yourself. The answer is simple, you do not have to wait for purpose to find you to figure it out. You are born with it. It is your birthright.

Muslim Women Superheroes

Lila Igram | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Lila Igram

I have the privilege of working with some amazing Muslim women -- women who run highly effective grassroots organizations or speak out against injustice. Yet despite their achievements, the media seems to always portray Muslim women as victims.

When My Kids Told Me I Don't Spend Enough Time With Them

Lisa Froelings | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Lisa Froelings

I've learned that when I chose to spend time with my kids, I have become more straightforward with more approach in my business and the results were amazing.

Taylor Swift, Tori Amos, and Me: Women Make Their Most Powerful Art When They Ditch the Boys and Find Themselves

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

The strength in these feminist empowerment projects is clear to fans who use them to navigate their own lives, but I want to highlight the message for other artists: use creativity to carve your identity and empower others.

Power of the Pen: Meet Author Charron Monaye

Lucinda Cross | Posted 06.11.2015 | Books
Lucinda Cross

I was so excited to sit down and interview this phenomenal woman about her passion for writing and how therapeutic it was for her and her calling in life.

A Manifesto for Women as Agents of Peace

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Men and women who have not had opportunities to question gender roles, beliefs and cultural/religion roots, cannot change them. Women who are not aware of their rights cannot claim them.

Smashing the Glass Ceiling: Women in the Law

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Stacy Slotnick

The strategy for reform is simple. There must be mentoring and teamwork programs; egalitarian leadership; an examination of the gender gap problem; an exchange of ideas to influence legal culture; and pragmatic plans to facilitate growth and retention of female talent.

Think PYNK

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 05.27.2015 | Media
Marjoriet T. Matute

Steps away from the mecca of New York City, Moore and I sat in a quaint café on 42nd street. Early morning meetings and continuous contact with business related calls, I managed to steal a few minutes to discuss the future of PYNK.

5 Struggles Feminists Will Understand

Kali Rogers | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Kali Rogers

The struggle between femininity and feminism is real, my friends, and even in this new millennium of progression and open mindedness, it still very much exists. Here are my current feminist struggles, and I'm sure you have way more to add to this list as well.

Ending Global Poverty One Woman at a Time

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
The Next Ten Challenge

More than one billion people in the world still live on less than $1.25 a day, and according to the IMF, it's estimated that as much as 27 percent of GDP in developing counties is lost each year due to women being denied entry into the global economy. That's why empowering women is not only the right thing to do, it's also the smart thing.

Power Mom Building an Empire: Nascar Team Owner Melissa Lebron

Lucinda Cross | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Lucinda Cross

Motherhood is a full-time job, and this mom is clearly working overtime to build her family empire. I had the honor of interviewing Nascar team owner Melissa Lebron. Melissa Harville-Lebron is the first African American NASCAR woman team owner.

Mother's Day Snapshot: Behind the Gifts, Flowers and Feelings

Dilshad Dayani | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Dilshad Dayani

We salute your courage to bridge the stereotypes with non-conventional ideas and as you continue to do so, we hope that you are rejuvenated by those who hold you near and dear on this special day!