We need to stop accepting the magazines stories that tell us to avoid bulking up at all costs, especially when that cost could be to our bone health.
There's not just one woman, or 10, or 1,000. There's already 222 million women who want to access contraception, but can't.
The disintegration of community and family structures weakens traditional protection mechanisms and alters behavioral patterns. As a result, child-bearing risks are extremely high, sexual violence and exploitation is pervasive and forced or early marriage is not uncommon.
Esther and Jennie are my ghostly companions in the corridors of power, their gnarled hands at my back, urging me to speak truth for everyone who can't.
Militant nationalism is not an exclusively male enterprise. But a principal fuel that keeps the enterprise going is high-octane testosterone.
The legislation is testament that we cannot parse out women's rights, drop by drop. It is recognition that if New York doesn't legislate against discrimination, it in effect condones inequality.
We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to the legions of women who led the fight, many of whom were considered extreme radicals at the time. Most suffragists first fought on behalf of other causes.
The billion dollar Muslim fashion industry today may be one of the most talked about subjects but what commercial activity is really happening?
People don't want to be or expect to be "fixed." Instead, what they actually yearn for is to be understood.
In Bangladesh, for decades women have been creating a new norm for how primary health care can look by delivering health care services using a door-to-door approach without the typical doctor, paramedic or even nurse.
What has happened to the courageous Iranian women's movement of dissent that gave inspiration to the protests of the Arab Spring uprisings?
For months Beatriz's government turned a blind eye to the advice of her doctors. Never mind that she would die without the opportunity to end her pregnancy, or that the fetus she carried was unviable. Never mind that she was already the mother of a young child.
June 10th is the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. On June 10, 1963, Congress enacted the first law to require employers to pay women the same sa...
While much of today is about celebrating the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the pioneers of past progress, it is also about acknowledging a stalled promise and the work that lies ahead.
I would rather have 40 girls who are moderates, talk to donors, and can wear the right fucking pantsuit for a fucking election season.
Thanks to technology, millions of voices that once could not be heard now have access to the global community. Never in the history of the world has the opportunity to accelerate the process for the empowerment of girls and women been greater.