I used to think that people who "suffered" from anxiety were being overly dramatic. After all, I have a lot going on in my life and I seem to be man...
This is the truth of what happens to women and girls around the world. We are brutalized and then re-victimized because in some way the violence visited us was "our fault." We see this in the United States and around the world.
At lunch the other day with two of my oldest -- but definitely not OLDEST -- friends, one of them asked: 'Do you have days when you just can't get out of bed?' Well, yes. As a matter of fact, I do. There are also days when I just don't WANT to get out of bed -- and therein lies the problem.
We do need to talk about how to make progress happen for women around the world. But at the same time, we find ourselves defending women in the U.S. from facing dangerous steps back. We must stop this trend.
In November of 1987, I gave birth in the plains of Nepal. Soon after, members of the Brahman (high caste) family I'd married into began literacy classes for women.
It's a total head game when someone you love is diagnosed with cancer. You start to question absolutely everything -- what you do, what you say, who your friends are, who you date, who you are.
As the world celebrates International Women's Day on March 8th, it is time to remember that are many gains to be cherished and there many gaps that still persist.
Dore documents the hilarity, excitement and outright boldness (along with the scandalous moments) of the Movement. If you thought for one moment these women lacked chutzpah, Dore quickly disabuses you of the notion.
Women still face many health problems and we must re-commit to addressing them. Here are ten of the main issues that keep me awake at night.
"The thread that runs throughout the book is the phenomena of "cultural silences," often rooted in shame: Shame about bearing daughters, which is why my mother was disguised as a boy in several family portraits, so that my grandfather would not lose face."
I was not going to die. But I had lost myself in the small space, I was sorry for myself. I wanted a long string of better days. Most of the other people there just wanted more days. Just... days.
Dear Reader, This past Monday was, I believe, the first time ever I simply said, "Nope I don't have a blog in me." And so we ran someone else's blo...
Eventually, after watching my life flash before my eyes (and seeing way too many stupid choices) I did manage to give birth to the thing. But not before I'd invented a new type of yoga that involved things you have to be 18 or older to look at on the internet.
This International Women's Day, join me and millions around the world who want to live in a world where every pregnancy is planned and every child is wanted.
As women grow older, they are sold a bill of goods. Our youth-obsessed society gives them an "expiration date" on their productivity, relevance and power. And we are buying into it
The actresses were the subject of much scrutiny and criticism, mostly around their physical appearance. The people doing the bashing? Women. All women