I could not believe my ears when I learned that 81% of the Working Moms Only community had been hit on by a co-worker at a company holiday party.
The people responsible for causing the conflict -- the men with the guns, aided by the suppliers of guns -- will also be trusted to deliver peace. And who will be missing from the room? Women.
In the United States, women fill fewer than 17 percent of leadership positions and corporate board seats -- even though we represent about 50 percent of the workforce. So, is it possible for today's woman to break through these barriers?
As a clergyperson, I'm obviously concerned about people being able to have the freedom to practice their faith. Yet as a woman, I also care about the health and dignity of people who need contraception.
Nearly 20 years ago, then First Lady Hillary Clinton declared to the United Nations that "it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights." A core component of women's rights is ensuring that all women have access to quality healthcare.
When Safia insisted on filing a police report, she was harassed and followed by police and security agents. Safia had no choice but to flee Sudan.
At the top of our wish list is that the military is placed under civilian control. That's because the military is still wreaking havoc on Burma's ethnic communities, particularly women.
Let's just recognize that our society is in the midst of a massive change when it comes to marriage, the composition of our workforce and our roles in the household. Thankfully, our generation has taken to question, bend and reform many of the traditional norms; the Breadwinning Woman is a result of this reshaping.
Everyone was keeping an eye on Turkey, hopeful that this country would show the way that liberal democracy and political Islam might together find an alternative path to modernity.
We need jobs, growth and the American safety net now more than ever. Why should President Obama give up his pledge to tackle the elephant in the room known as corporate welfare?
For many women and girls, the city is a hostile environment, to be negotiated "as delicately as a war zone." A trip down this or that street, a turn around the wrong corner can be like stepping on a landmine. Strategy, timing, and carefully planned routing can mean the difference between a normal trip, and a sudden verbal or physical explosion.
Last December, the state legislature used the lame duck session to shove through wildly unpopular restrictions on women's health care. Now, as December rolls back around, here comes another dangerous and deeply unpopular measure: A ban on private abortion insurance coverage.
Only ten months have passed since I was sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square -- it was the worst experience of my life.
When we retouch, we say to our clients, "You're better this way." "You're better with a flatter tummy." "You're better with skinnier arms." "You're better with a rounder bum." "You're better without that scar." Who do we think we are?
The reality of gender-based violence is tragic, and the tasks before us are daunting -- but we cannot let that overshadow the fact that, in the past two decades, progress has been remarkable.
When we criticize Michelle Obama for focusing on motherhood, we're just furthering hobbling ourselves. What we really need to be doing is working to find ways to support women who want to be mothers, or who want to focus on their careers -- and women who want to do both.