Pondering this question about Molly Ivins several times a day has become a new hobby of mine since the spectacular Senator from Fort Worth, Wendy Davis, stood up for 13 hours and basically destroyed the Republican Party in Texas.
For centuries, women have been looked down upon in almost all cultures, societies and countries. We forget, or ignore, that women are children of the same God as men.
The subjects that Girl Be Heard have explored are wide-ranging. Race, sexual orientation, body image, drugs and alcohol, suicide, trafficking, child marriage and physical abuse are all themes on the agenda.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai should take urgent action to fight child marriage and domestic violence or risk further harm to development and public health in Afghanistan.
We just passed an historic marker on the path to equality. Care to guess what it was? Given the worthy attention, it's not surprising if you guessed the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. But there is another anniversary that just passed too.
Imagine the unimaginable. Think for a moment of a world without pictures. Assume that cameras were no more, that humanity had lost the power to document reality with images.
As we celebrate Labor Day today, we should reflect on how far we've come as a nation since 1882. And yet how far we need to go to keep improving the lives of vulnerable American workers. That's particularly true of our growing labor force of unmarried mothers, who are just barely managing to get by.
Women must commit to negotiating for higher pay and advocating for themselves. Organizational leaders must commit to hiring, giving raises to and promoting women at the same pay levels as men.
Of the different terms used in the West, at least "female circumcision" should be abandoned. At best, it is inaccurate. At worst, it inches the practice into the realm of the medicalized or sanitary, obscuring aspects that still undermine girls' and women's human rights.
Can nothing be done? Are women being sent home disfigured unnecessarily? Are we as women and physicians uninformed of available procedures? Do the majority of plastic surgeons choose not to make breast reconstruction a part of their practice?
On this Women's Equality Day - the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote - I'm struck by all the ways in which women have ...
We need a constitutional amendment to ensure that every eligible American -- regardless of their race, age, gender or where they live -- enjoys a fundamental right to vote.
On a global scale, an investment in female empowerment ensures healthier, wealthier and better educated communities.
We have gone from DEpendence to INdependence, she observed, but we have one more step: INTERdependence.
She called home before the holidays and said she wouldn't be home for Christmas. Some of the family members were amazed she'd "do that" to the family. Didn't she know better? Everyone knew better than anyone the holidays were a time for family and that she should be home.
Today, as we celebrate our hard-fought right to vote, let's remind women of the importance of leveraging that right to ensure full participation in electing and re-electing leaders who are committed to women's equality.