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How Millennial Feminists Have Revolutionized International Women's Day

Ann Shoket | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Ann Shoket

In the last year, young women have moved so quickly past the question of whether or not you're a feminist to the conclusion that yes, we should all be feminists.

Where We Have Been and What We Can Become - Celebrating International Women's Day

Beata Pozniak | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Beata Pozniak

The idea for International Women's Day was born at a conference in Copenhagen in 1910. It sought to raise international awareness of the connection between all women and to bring attention to the cultural, social, and economic diversity of our lives.

Boston's Forgotten Role in the Women's Movement

Irene Monroe | Posted 03.05.2015 | Women
Irene Monroe

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.

Shaking Up Politics in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
John Feffer

In 2011 the Palikot movement, which championed libertarian positions in favor of legalizing marijuana, supporting LGBT rights, and reducing the influence of the church in the secular sphere, surprised everyone by catapulting into parliament with 10 percent of the vote. Long-time feminist activist Wanda Nowicka ran on the Palikot ticket in 2011 and won a seat.

Poland's Feminist Genealogy

John Feffer | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
John Feffer

There is an infamous story in Poland about a sign at the shipyard in Gdansk where the trade union movement Solidarity got started in 1980. Although nobody actually saw the sign, many people firmly believe that it existed. The sign read: "Women, do not disturb us. We are fighting for Poland."

Fighting for Equal Opportunity in Germany

John Feffer | Posted 02.07.2015 | World
John Feffer

Marina Grasse is a biologist who was involved in the independent peace movement in East Germany in the 1980s. I met her in 1990 (when she was Marina Beyer) to talk about the Pankow Peace Circle and how it was adapting to the new circumstances in a democratic East Germany.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Frank Browning | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women
Frank Browning

Ten minutes into She's Beautiful When She's Angry I was transfixed. Funny, poignant and fast-moving but most of all open-hearted and smart, this visually intense 90 minutes brought back the sounds, scenes and voices that had made it so exciting to be alive during the years of hope, dreams and passion of the 1960s and early 70s.

Gail Sheehy and Me

Vicki Cobb | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Vicki Cobb

I am not exactly the same person after I create a piece of work than I was before. I learn something new about myself while explaining something of the world so that children get it and that they care.

Wait for It...

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

We needed this break between Apollo program and current missions to send humans to Mars, for three big reasons.

What Is a Man?

Jack Anderson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

Perhaps my friend, with her pat answer, stumbled upon a naked truth about men today -- that maybe we really don't have a clear definition of who we are, as men, and perhaps even worse, we can't even define it for ourselves.

If He Sees It...

Luise Meyer | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Luise Meyer

Not only do we need girls to believe in themselves, but we need boys to believe in them, too, in order for the girls to succeed. Why? Those boys will be men some day.

I'm Just a Girl

Linda Roy | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Linda Roy

Why do some women undermine themselves and others? Why do they vote against the female candidate and insist that women shouldn't be part of the military? What are they afraid of? Are they threatened in some way?

The Somaly Mam Story: What We Still Know About Sex Trafficking

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

When trust is breached, those even slightly involved with the targeted fabricator panic and recoil. The fight or flight response kicks in: Does one stay silent and hide; or support and defend?

This Video Reminds Us Why We Need The Women's Movement

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.23.2014 | Women

There's been so much controversy surrounding the other F-word -- from multiple celebrities coming out as feminists to "leaning in" in the workplace --...

The Flowering of Feminism in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
John Feffer

The feminist movement, which gathered strength in the 1960s and 1970s in the West, arrived in East-Central Europe much later. Women's equality was a stated principle of the Communist governments, and official women's organizations operated in all of the countries.

Happy Birthday, Gloria Steinem, Mother of Feminism

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

Imagine what we could accomplish in these next 50 years if we were to "think big, unite and use our power." Imagine women, men, girls and boys each seeing themselves as equally valuable human beings. Imagine how life would look and feel then.

The Teaching Profession: Then and Now

Vicki Cobb | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

The department chair handed me a textbook to teach from. I took one look at it, and decided I couldn't inflict such dry, pedantic stuff on my students. I also noticed that my classroom door was closed and no one was watching me.

Why Are We Still Falling for the Princess Bulls**t?

Carole Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

Once again the media found itself in a feeding frenzy with the pregnancy and subsequent birth of the new little royal Prince George. I remember thinking to myself, isn't it 2013? As a woman who grew up in the '70s I find it hard to understand why we still look to being a princess as being ideal.

Billy Goldberg: The Third Metric From a Male Perspective

Billy Goldberg | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Billy Goldberg

Why is this something of interest to me, a white guy in his 40s living in Beverly Hills? The reasons are many.

Women, Hear Me Roar

Abe Gurko | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York
Abe Gurko

During the Golden Age of Hollywood women were heralded and revered but with that era long gone, women needed new roles models if they were to ever bre...

Whatever Happened to the Women's Movement?

Bob Burnett | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

From the perspective of a straight white guy perched on the left coast, there seem to be three reasons why the women's movement hasn't produced gender equity.

Does Liberty and Justice for All Include Our Boys?

Tim Wright | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Tim Wright

As our nation rounds the corner on another birthday and continues its long history of trying to figure out exactly what it means to be a nation of liberty and justice for all, it's a good time to look at an increasingly "lost" group in our culture: our sons.

My Unexpected Research Partner Was My Daughter

Jeffrey W. Rubin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Jeffrey W. Rubin

Only glimmers of light showed through the hotel windows. "This will make a great story," Emma suggested gamely. Where had I brought my daughter, I worried, and how could I keep her safe?

Women Against Nationalism

John Feffer | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
John Feffer

Militant nationalism is not an exclusively male enterprise. But a principal fuel that keeps the enterprise going is high-octane testosterone.

100 Years Later, Legacy Endures for Suffragists

David Orr | Posted 08.11.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

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.