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America Is F**ked!

Rana Florida | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Rana Florida

A week after the shocking election that brought Donald J. Trump to the White House and the pinnacle of world power, I am still getting messages from colleagues and friends asking when they will feel better.

5 Reasons Everyone Should Celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 11.11.2016 | Women
Rachel Wolfson

For the thousands of hard-working women entrepreneurs in this world, every day might seem like "Women's Entrepreneurship Day." Now, ladies (and gent...

Global Sports Administrator To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.06.2016 | Women
Louis Bolling

Last year President Barack Obama delivered remarks and answered questions at a town hall with young leaders of the Americas at University of the West ...

Becoming a Mother in the Age of Neurotoxins: Reflections From the International Meeting for Autism Research 2016

Meia Chita-Tegmark | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Meia Chita-Tegmark

We women should demand that our extended village, our society and world, takes better care of our children and of us by providing us with food, air and water that won't put our children at risk for autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Hope Endures On Mother's Day for the Chibok Girls

R. Evon Idahosa | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
R. Evon Idahosa

There are certain experiences in life that are transformative. My time with Rebecca Samuel, one of the mothers of the 276 Chibok Girls of Nigeria who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on April 14, 2014, was one such experience.

Mothers Pen Heartbreaking Letters to Daughters Stolen By Boko Haram

R. Evon Idahosa | Posted 04.16.2017 | Impact
R. Evon Idahosa

"Your father had a dream where he saw you walking up a ladder to heaven. My hope is that I will see you here on earth again but if I do not, I know you are in heaven. Please serve God faithfully and I pray that God bring you back to me. I miss you, my daughter."

Why I've Reconsidered My Decision Not To Vote In This Year's Election

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 03.07.2017 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I had decided not to vote in the presidential election. Even though I previously had performed my loyal and patriotic duty since 1972, this year was different. The charade and parade of fools running for president made me question the need to vote. How do I select the least horrible candidate?

Death by Self-Defense, Remembering Reyhaneh Jabbari

Sara Hassani | Posted 11.04.2016 | Women
Sara Hassani

In a world where women already shoulder a disproportionate burden of proof, most egregiously as it relates to sexual assault and rape, Iranian women are forced to reckon with an almost impossible circumstance.

With Kenya's Youth, The Future Is Here: Invest to Reap Demographic Benefits

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 08.20.2016 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

Kenya, is at the cusp of a "demographic dividend," which could transmute Kenya's fortunes in the first half of the 21st century -- but only if the country takes the right steps towards investing in the current youthful population.

Should I Know Her Name?

Sue Carswell | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Sue Carswell

I just came back from a trip to Vietnam visiting the southern and northern cities of Saigon, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay and Hanoi. When I returned, the U.S. Customs Agent asked me if I went there on business to which I replied, "No, I went on vacation." He then asked what was in Vietnam, and the first thought that came to my mind was "life," and that's what I said. It is very far away. Very far.

Women in STEM: Progress, Asymptote, and Equality

Marvi Matos | Posted 01.13.2015 | Science
Marvi Matos

Today, in United States we face very limited progress towards the inclusion of women in fields such as Mathematics, Computer Science, and Engineering.

Evidence of Abundance #7: Empowering Women

Peter Diamandis | Posted 10.07.2014 | Good News
Peter Diamandis

Over history, women haven't had equal access, but data today is showing an extraordinary shift in this paradigm.

Demand of the Hour: Build Toilets, Not Temples or Mosques

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

While the stories vary slightly, the bottom line is the same: Women are targets. Why? Caste, class and poverty among women rob them of their rights and deprive them of protection.

Shulamit Aloni -- I Cannot Imagine Israel Without Her Meretz

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

The word 'Meretz' means energy in Hebrew, and Aloni's unique energy mobilized change in Israel on all human dimensions since its founding more than half a century ago.

LOOK: The Worst Arab State For Women

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2014 | World

By Crina Boros LONDON, Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sexual harassment, high rates of female genital cutting and a surge in violence an...

The World Must Refresh Its Perspective on Women

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.17.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

The essence of radical perspective on women -- and this is not a perspective specific to the extremists of the Muslim world -- is based on an understanding which considers women to be deficient both religiously and mentally.

Who Was Essie May Jones?

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices
Meryl Hartstein

Who was Essie May Jones? To me she was the smartest woman I had ever met. She was strong and steadfast yet kind and fun. She would take a bus twice a ...

'Playing Ball' With Saudi Women

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 09.17.2012 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Months of speculations, anticipation and negotiations came to an end last Thursday, when it was finally announced that Saudi women athletes will be participating at the 2012 Olympics.

A Slut Manifesto

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Every woman, even one simply speaking intelligently in her own interest, is a potential slut. A slut is also any woman who wants to control her reproduction, build a life, earn a living of her own, dress how she wants, and take care of her health and her family.

Four Principles of Women's Empowerment

Willa Shalit | Posted 05.05.2012 | Impact
Willa Shalit

I believe that gender equality is not a zero-sum equation: for women to gain power, men need not lose it. As my Haitian colleague Nathalie Tancrede demonstrates, empowering women will unleash more joy to a stressed-out, violence-filled, struggling world.

The Rights Of Women In Saudi Arabia

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

It may seem too little, too late, but like many other Saudi women, Deema al-Jaber, 23, believes that this edict is only a prelude for relaxing many other restrictions that marginalize Saudi women.