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Diane Lane: It's Time To Take Women's Rights 'Beyond The Plateau'

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women

Diane Lane isn't satisfied with the state of women's equality today. In a conversation with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, the "Trumbo" actress acknowled...

4 Ways to Make Your Period More Enjoyable and Restorative

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.26.2016 | Women
Rachael Yahne

For too long, women have been pretending our periods are some kind of hideous beast that arrives to ruin our lives every month. It's time to stop shaming our bodies. That includes its functions, its needs and all its miraculous cycles -- including our periods.

What the Other Half Has in Mind

Mariane Pearl | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Mariane Pearl

The truth is that courage as a common thread usually makes for a good narrative. Courage is what it takes to live your best life as a woman.

Can India Grow Without Its Women?

Sairee Chahal | Posted 10.21.2012 | Impact
Sairee Chahal

When you do a little math, given that India produces the largest number of graduates in the world, is home to over a billion people and not to mention the overarching environment that is not particularly great for women -- it is easy to guess that something is majorly amiss.

Paul Ryan Says America Needs Choice: Are Women American Citizens?

Gina Barreca | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Gina Barreca

In his speech Saturday morning, Paul Ryan emphasized the need for Americans to take back its right to choose. Isn't it right to assume that, if we want the government out of off our backs and out of our wallets, we'd also want the government out our wombs?

Global Motherhood: The State Of The World's Soccer Moms

Jeanne Faulkner | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Jeanne Faulkner

It's not that I'm not delighted to be a mother. I am. Parenting is a significant part of my life, but it's not the sum total of my being and not something that's part of most adult relationships outside my home.

The Pope Must Secretly Be Working for President Obama

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Moderates and women are fleeing the Republican Party. Between rush Limbaugh and the Roman Catholic bishops' war on women's access to contraception the Democratic Party is sitting pretty for 2012.

Empty Streets And An Unappealing Proposition In Seville

Anna David | Posted 12.10.2011 | Travel
Anna David

I'd reminded people who'd asked me why I was going by myself how much I loved being alone. I'm a very independent, self-sufficient person, I'd said, sometimes feeling like I was speaking the truth and other times wondering who the hell I was kidding.

Ugandan Tragedy, Human Rights, and US Foreign Aid

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.17.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

While the U.S. has condemned egregious examples of rights-violating policies in Uganda, it still funds HIV interventions that are inherently anti-LGBT and anti-woman.

Nepal Offers To Pay Men Who Marry Widows

The New Zealand Herald | Andrew Buncombe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DELHI - Women protesters marched through the streets of Kathmandu in their hundreds after the Government announced a "humiliating" scheme to offer fin...

Pakistan's Media Crucial In Fight Against Extremists

Madiha Sattar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Madiha Sattar, HuffingtonPost Contributor "So, it's not okay for women to be touched by male doctors but male executioners can hold hands and slap...