No matter how many times and ways we look at it, we always end up comparing the self worth of a woman with our "traditional" understanding of what it means to be a woman. But what does it mean to be a woman?
"The underground mines that have been discovered in Afghanistan bring hope to all Afghans for a prosperous future. I hope that those mines will be operated effectively in accordance with international law in order to guarantee the economic future of the people of Afghanistan."
Out of touch comments from GOP lawmakers are a common occurrence, but having a woman call women who demand equal pay whiners is utterly sad and a new low. Minnesota State Rep. Andrea Kieffer made this absurd comment when she argued that the Women's Economic Agenda is "putting us backward in time."
If half of the human species are endangered sexually and psychologically in our society, it is not the responsibility of them to stand up against this blight alone. They not only need our help, but deserve it. Not just for their sake, but for ours.
"Like most other Afghans, I am afraid of a return to the past, to that tension-fueled political, social and religious environment. For now, the positive cooperation between Afghanistan and the international community is keeping that at bay. But if this cooperation ends, we cannot rule out the possibility of returning to the dark days of the past."
Many women of my generation grew up learning to be quiet. We were told when we were young that children were meant to be seen, not heard. Then, with the start of the Vietnam War and the Women's Movement, we started to see the value of having a voice and having that voice heard.
Today -- and on any other day -- millions of women around the world fall short from realizing their full potential.
Women are regarded more favorably in the workplace if they defer to others, if they are collaborative and soft. Women who are direct and strong are not valued as much as humble and demure women. This is what Ban Bossy is all about.
We are fortified by evidence that equality for women is progress for all.
This Women's History Month, it's worth remembering that women have served in the United States military since its very inception -- and in nearly every conflict thereafter.
The 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) generated unprecedented political will and funding for girls' and women's health and rights. Unfortunately though, the MDGs are quickly coming to an end just when we are beginning to gain momentum.
The thing that makes me the saddest about the politics of interracial dating -- which can be just as functional and happy as dating within your race -- is that it pits us against each other. Who is the "us" here? Women.
How could I sufficiently thank her for all she has given me -- particularly as a teenager growing up in the 1970s -- which included my very first glimpse of a future free from the conventional constraints of housewife and mother?
Perhaps it's no coincidence that the month of March, named after Mars, the Roman god of war, is widely recognized as Women's History Month. While women are rarely battle-hungry, the war between the sexes has continued to transcend time, technology and tastes for generations.
During a month when we celebrate the historical achievements of women, only a few days after International Women's Day, after a year in which we've wa...
"The youth give me hope. They refuse to bow their heads and submit like the generations before them did."