We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.
Ninety-three years ago today women officially earned our right to vote and we've been making our voices heard ever since. We've come a long way in 93 years, but the recent assaults on women's health, worker's voices and voting rights signal that we still have far to go.
Sex trafficking is not something that happens "over there." Tens of thousands of young girls are exploited in the sex trade right here in the U.S. every year.
Hillary Clinton will both shake the men of lesser world orders and inspire the women who dwell there. In that process, perhaps, they will be forced to reconcile their aggression abroad with their aggressions at home.
According to former Hillary Clinton advisor Anne-Marie Slaughter, "women still can't have it all." She sat down with Florian Guckelsberger and Julia Korbik to discuss women in the workplace, the end of men, and why we shouldn't expect female leaders to raise women's issues.
I wasn't considering abortion. I wasn't considering adoption, or parenting, or childcare. I wasn't even pregnant, and I definitely wasn't scared -- at least not at first.
Reproductive health's now center-stage in political debates and legislation. Men really can, should, and do play an important role in all of this.
Parwiz Abrahimi is a brilliant, good-humored grad student at Yale who hopes to break new ground in science and medicine. It can be surprising to learn that when he was a toddler, however, his family was struggling simply to stay alive in Afghanistan.
"Degrading," "hysterical," "exhibitionist": the Antigones do not mince their words when talking about the controversial actions of the feminist protes...
Having this global reach and capability is critical to our mission. In the U.S., women have a full range of temporary, long-acting, hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptive options to fit a variety of life-stages and lifestyles.
Guys, let's help get more women into public office. Okay, this is about fairness, and getting better government everywhere. I feel that we should tr...
Fifteen other Americans will also be honored, including Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton, but what makes Gloria Steinem's selection notable is how, by extension, the movement she has helped lead over the past four decades will be honored.
I once heard someone say that art is a reflection of your soul, so if you are creating art about another culture, make sure your soul is right.
The elevation of Susan Rice to National Security Adviser, Samantha Power to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Catherine Russell to Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues re-affirms President Obama's declaration that promoting gender equality is "vital to achieving our overall foreign policy objectives."
So when Congress comes back in session in September, what difference will the millions of dollars spent on dueling ads aimed at moms make? It could move millions of moms more firmly into the pro-Obamacare camp.
Four different women I met during Ramadan asked me to pray for them and to ask others as well. In these last hours of Ramadan, I would ask that you all join me and keep them in your thoughts and prayers as well.