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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.