I had always dreamed of being a writer, but to take that leap would mean abandoning the comfort zone of guaranteed income.
There are still too few women in elective office, and too few running Fortune 500 companies. Until this year, no woman had ever won an Oscar for Best Director. And only one has ever been awarded a fourth star in any branch of the United States military.
You'll remember everything about the day when you reveled in your own strength, the power of your own spirit.
The hijab is not something easy to define or represent. For some women it's a decree, to others a struggle, and to some a joy. Veiled women represent nations, ideologies, identities, struggles, and experience.
Everyone was keeping an eye on Turkey, hopeful that this country would show the way that liberal democracy and political Islam might together find an alternative path to modernity.
We need jobs, growth and the American safety net now more than ever. Why should President Obama give up his pledge to tackle the elephant in the room known as corporate welfare?
For many women and girls, the city is a hostile environment, to be negotiated "as delicately as a war zone." A trip down this or that street, a turn around the wrong corner can be like stepping on a landmine. Strategy, timing, and carefully planned routing can mean the difference between a normal trip, and a sudden verbal or physical explosion.
Last December, the state legislature used the lame duck session to shove through wildly unpopular restrictions on women's health care. Now, as December rolls back around, here comes another dangerous and deeply unpopular measure: A ban on private abortion insurance coverage.
Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.
Only ten months have passed since I was sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square -- it was the worst experience of my life.
The reality of gender-based violence is tragic, and the tasks before us are daunting -- but we cannot let that overshadow the fact that, in the past two decades, progress has been remarkable.
When we criticize Michelle Obama for focusing on motherhood, we're just furthering hobbling ourselves. What we really need to be doing is working to find ways to support women who want to be mothers, or who want to focus on their careers -- and women who want to do both.
No matter how many Women's Studies classes you've taken, or even taught, it's hard to silence the noise that tells you: at least part of your worth is tied to your waistline.
At some point our family fell out of the usual Thanksgiving routine. We got tired of turkey. Stuffing. That danged green bean casserole and the "mystery Jello mold" desserts. In fact, the whole business of cooking the typical Thanksgiving meal got old.
One of the biggest misconceptions that I have seen over and over again since starting Sixty and Me is that people over 60 are out of touch with technology. The truth is that Boomers are a part of one of the fastest growing demographics in terms of usage of social media and other technologies.
This week the Supreme Court blocked an emergency application to overturn a recent law that will close one-third of abortion clinics in Texas. This law is already affecting the lives of thousands of women by denying them access to safe terminations.