Depending on how active you are on Twitter, you may or may not be aware of a pretty remarkable occurrence last year in Ireland. Amidst the masses of swirling articles and videos regarding the lack of gender parity in theater that are justifiably and importantly flying around the Internet, a group of women and men in Ireland joined in solidarity to effect some pretty substantive change.
This is about how a passionate group of doctors, midwives and nurses are transforming themselves so they can transform the world. They are the founders of PRONTO International, a nonprofit that invented an effective, simulation-based solution for training medical staff to save the lives of mothers and babies during birth emergencies.
If you're using the word pussy to champion women, hurrah! If you're using it to demean, demoralize, and demote a fellow human being, than I ask the controversial question: how is that any different than using other historically bigoted and hateful terms?
Last year, when my daughter, Sophie, was seven and in second grade, her teacher taught a unit about our country's 44 U.S. Presidents. One day, Sophie ...
Memorial Day and Veterans Day are months away, but Americans aren't waiting until then to honor those who dedicated their lives serving in the U.S. military.
This is my message and prayer for Hillary Clinton tonight at the Democratic Debate: Hillary, please talk tonight about your record on women's rights and tell us more about how, when you are president, you will stand for women.
In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?
I am a huge advocate for more women running in elections and holding public office. I love groups like 50-50 in 2020 and Ready to Run at the Carrie ...
We live in a world of misplaced priorities, a world in which 60 million girls are not in school. The majority of these girls are from poor communities...
Flying under the radar of male-dominated societies, most people are unaware of the plight of females in Saudi. Nor, then has the consideration been given to the ripple effect it has on young girls. For example, did you realize that women in Saudi Arabia cannot open their own bank account without the permission of their husbands? Or that they were just given the right to vote in local elections?
On February 1st, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the Zika virus a public health emergency. The declaration was the WHO's highest level of warning--so dire, in fact, that it has only been declared three times in the organization's history.
Women were banned from entering a Starbucks branch in Saudi Arabia last week due to the collapse of the gender wall. The coffee shop in the capital Riyadh had put up a sign that reads, "Please no entrance for ladies, only send your driver to order. Thank you."
Whether I support Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton is ultimately unimportant; what is important is my right and ability to choose in the first place. Of all people, Steinem and Albright should have understood this.
Considering how our society strongly stands for freedom of expression, justice and plurality, it's ironic that the very thing which Muslim women use to express their identity and liberty -- the hijab -- is the exact reason they are highlighted so much more.
We can fully recognize the leaps and bounds that have already been made. Women can now do things like vote, and ride astride horses instead of using a sidesaddle, and veto corsets and bustles in favor of sneakers and sweatpants. There's no denying that advancements have been made. But one thing is also clear: we are not there yet.
It is with no desire to convince anyone of anything that I write this piece. I do not want to convince, cajole, harangue or harass. And I certainl...