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You Know What They Say About a No-Hitter... It Takes a Village?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 09.03.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

The irony was not lost on this past Labor Day Monday when the Phillies bullpen staff worked together to earn a no-hitter.

90 Years On, The Fight For The Equal Rights Amendment Continues

AP | By DAVID CRARY | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been stirring up controversy ever since. Many opponents considered it dead when a 10-...

The Equal Rights Amendment and the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Many people think that the ERA is an outdated idea that evokes pictures of white suffragettes in bloomers, but there are several reasons why it's important.

The Founding Fathers Fouled Up

Martha Burk | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

On this 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the daughters of 2013 still don't have equal constitutional rights with men, though many Americans think otherwise. Nope.

How Can You Smile With a Horn in Your Mouth?

Carine Fabius | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Carine Fabius

That is the question posed by one of the musicians in Judy Chaikin's illuminating and joyful new documentary The Girls in the Band, and one of the best lines in the film pointing up the challenges faced by female jazz musicians in the 30's, as well as today.

Would Betty Friedan Be Celebrating?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 04.06.2013 | Women
Gabrielle Burton

Sooner than I ever imagined. The something that comes cannonballin' out of the sky when you get older is that you wake up one day and things that were just your experiences, your memories, your life, have become history. It's a surreal feeling.

The Equal Rights Amendment Needs You - Now!

Martha Burk | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

The only constitutional right specifically guaranteed to women on an equal basis with men is the right to vote, affirmed by the 19th Amendment in 1920 after an arduous 72-year political struggle. The campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment has been even longer and at least as grueling.

Are Women Equal Yet? An Interview With Carolyn Maloney

Martha Burk | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Carolyn Maloney most recently hit the news when she asked: "Where are the women?" before walking out of a Congressional hearing on contraception that featured an all-male panel. I talked with her this month on my radio show.

More Female Than Male Olympians? Thank a Feminist!

Martha Burk | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports
Martha Burk

When our female athletes march into Olympic Stadium in London, they will be marching on the shoulders of feminists, male and female alike, who worked like hell against very long odds to make it happen.

The Equal Rights Amendment Finally Arrives

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

If America wishes to serve as an international example of liberty and just governance, we must ensure that all citizens are afforded the same rights and that institutionalized discrimination is made illegal.

Gloria: In Her Own Words -- A Life in Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Why did Gloria Steinem evolve into a symbol of so much to so many? It's impossible to know. She became a vessel through which some women discovered themselves, their potential, and the strength to advocate for their own truths.

What It Means to Be 50 and a Woman in America in 2011: A Birthday Message to President Obama

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Once we hit 50, we understand life is not unlimited, so maybe now's the time to clarify our priorities. I can only assume that President Obama and his team have been thinking about and planning his legacy for quite some time. Is he on the right track?

Who Will Carry The Torch For A New Generation Of Girls?

Marlo Thomas | Posted 09.30.2011 | Women
Marlo Thomas

It seems like a good time to take stock of how far women have come in this world. From my vantage point, I can't think of a more exciting time to be a woman: We've finally reached our era of great expectations.

5 Risks First Lady Betty Ford Took For Women

TresSugar | Posted 09.10.2011 | Women

Former First Lady Betty Ford died last weekend at the age of 93. Betty wasn't afraid to share her liberal or moderate positions on social issues, and ...

Will America Kill the Equal Rights Amendment?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 09.08.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Can a country that prides itself as the leader and protector of democracy in the world, and one which implores other countries to include the word "women" in their constitutions, still not protect the rights of women in its own?

From Hope to History: It's Time to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

My two teenaged daughters want to know why we have failed them. They want to know why -- in 2011 -- the U.S. Constitution still does not state that men and women are equal. What do I tell them?

Democrats Reintroduce Equal Rights Amendment Following Walmart Ruling

Posted 08.22.2011 | Women

On the heels of the Supreme Court's controversial ruling that female employees could not bring a class-action sex discrimination suit against Wal-mart...

Let's Put It in Writing: Women Are Equal

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

Most Americans believe women already have the same rights as men under our Constitution. But sadly they are mistaken.

Equal Justice for Whom?

Patricia Ireland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Ireland

Apparently the omission of corporations from the First Amendment does not trouble Justice Scalia as much as the failure to mention women in the Fourteenth. What's his problem with women?

Put Women in the Constitution

Terry O'Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

The harsh reality is that men like Antonin Scalia, John Boehner and other right-wing ideologues are determined to use their power to keep women down. That is why we need an explicit guarantee of equality for women in the Constitution.

The Women's Deliberation Movement

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

In this era, we can no longer afford for deliberation, defined as "leisureliness of movement or action; slowness" to define us as women.

John Nichols, Terry O'Neill On 'Bill Moyers': Health Care Overhaul Needs More Reforms (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Moyers tackles health care reform Friday evening on "Bill Moyers Journal" in an interview with journalist John Nichols of The Nation and women's ...

Could Michael Moore Know Why Women Are Unhappy?

Kamala Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kamala Lopez

Simply put -- are women, should women be equal or not? Not implicitly equal. Not equal in New York state but not so much in Georgia. Not equal in every area as compared to men. Just equal, plain and simple?

Meet My Mom

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

My mom speaks out about turning 60.

Strange Love

Suz Redfearn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suz Redfearn

I emerged from the vet clinic toting the big pet carrier. In it was my cat Habbib. At age 19, he had just been pronounced blind, likely from his lymph...