Consider this: Nashiru, a practitioner of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a Maasai community in Kenya, says, "Cutting girls is something our people have done for hundreds of years. No one can convince us that it is wrong."
The arrest In June of 25-year old Ghoncheh Ghavami together with more than a dozen other women as they tried to enter a stadium where the Iranian national men's team was playing Italy was first disclosed earlier this month by The Guardian.
Being a feminist has nothing to do with how you look, what you wear, who you date, or how often you have sex. Being a feminist doesn't mean you think women deserve special rights; it means you know we deserve equal ones.
I was 12 years old during the historic Year of the Woman in 1992. I remember the sense of hopefulness my Mom and her feminist friends had as they talked about the possibilities for discussion, action and policy around women's equality.
There is statistical evidence showing that adult women read more novels than men, attend more book clubs than men, use libraries more than men, buy more books than men, take more creative writing courses than men, and probably write more works of fiction than men. If women suddenly stopped reading, the novel would nearly disappear.
Some people here might not appreciate how blessed they are, because they've never lived in a repressed society, but, for me, every time I tune in to Howard Stern -- I think of how lucky I am to live where freedom and liberty exist, especially for women.
Honor killings might not be preventable among the current generation of adult men, but certainly we can bring the new generation of young boys closer to understanding themselves and the other half of the universe made up of women and girls.
The world needs to embrace a global conversation about how women have been disempowered in most of the areas central to meaningful human experience. It needs a global conversation about how the empowerment of women is the central social challenge facing humanity today.
This week the U.N. Foundation and the U.S. Department of State brought together many of the U.S. delegates to this important conference in Cairo, Egypt.
It is for my daughter Nicole and women, girls and boys around the world, that I choose the most powerful form of communications on earth to come out of my closet. I want anyone and everyone who is enduring abuse of any kind to please know -- You Are Not Alone!
Bond's written 22 books since she retired decades ago. Bond uses only two criteria when allowing real patients onto her imaginary couch: They have to be women and she has to love them as people.
The Patient Trust Act protects patients. It says that politicians have no business putting words that are "not medically accurate and appropriate for the patient" into the mouths of doctors.
Millions of women, including myself, across the country are shocked and enraged that it took an elevator surveillance video and the resulting media response to draw attention to domestic violence.
An analysis of policies on violence against women in 70 countries from 1975 to 2005 reveals that the most important factor driving policy change is women's activism.
Without Net Neutrality, women's and girls' voices online will be threatened. Already, major media's structural inequality continually leaves women and girls out.
Something very exciting is happening at the number one women's glossy. For the first time Cosmopolitan is endorsing political candidates. Basically, the editors now have your back on what colors are in this fall and what names you should be checking in the voting booths next month.