Today North Carolina's new oppressive anti-choice law goes into effect and no North Carolina woman is safer or healthier because of it. But the biggest loser of all may be North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory, who violated a clear campaign promise when he signed the legislation into law.
It never occurred to me that the massive social changes of the late 20th century would mean that some things would change beyond recognition (e.g. the number of women in medical school) and other things barely at all (e.g., the number of women CEOs).
I am a feminist because as a man it is painful to see society devalue my mother, my wife, my daughters, and my female friends. I am a feminist because patriarchal rules limit and dehumanize men too, replacing genuine human emotions with violence and anger.
Shennel Henries is a girl leader from Monrovia, Liberia who is 14 years old. Shennel is leading a campaign for girls' rights in Liberia, where she is developing the Manifesto for the Development and Empowerment of the Liberian Girl Child.
Instead of dismissing Nina Davuluri because she participated in a beauty pageant, why not stand with her when she asserts a woman of color's right to be who she is and exist no matter what the context?
She had read of queens and presidents in books, but Malala Yousafzai wasn't dreaming of being on stage receiving the Clinton Global Citizen Award from the hands of Queen Rania of Jordan when she rode the bus to school every day.
As leaders and diplomats parse Mr. Rouhani's words for hidden messages and deeper meanings, my experience suggests that what he did not say is more important than what he did.
Women will get "unstuck" as soon as men realize they are human beings and not some sort of monolithic species that, like a plant, will surely thrive when given the right food and set in the proper corner.
New York City has just given an important boost to the rights of pregnant workers with a new law that will ensure that women across the five boroughs ...
Question: How do you get politicians to pay attention to issues that matter to women? Answer: Get them elected -- or defeated.
When I lived in Europe, I taught English for a living. In the U.S., however, people keep asking me where I'm from. I never take it personally; still, I could not help but notice that the media foster the intolerance of non-native English speakers.
There are more than 220 million women around the world who want modern contraception but cannot get it. We need to conclude this week in NY with significant commitments funded and a plan for implementation.
The 68th Session of the UN General Assembly will take place this week in New York. Global leaders will be gathering with good intention to set a new c...
The pope just told the American Catholic religious right to shove off. He said that the political game they've been playing on behalf of people like the Koch brothers and Tea Party -- in the name of morality -- threatens, the moral structure of the Church.
To suggest that viewing lingerie somehow induces a man to inflict sexual bodily harm against someone else reinforces and validates the idea that men cannot and need not temper their impulses.
No Saudi official has suggested that the controversial issue is under discussion but if past experience is any indication, a series of statements and denials suggests that a debate is underway.